post-title Sig Waller | IN EVERY DREAM HOME A HEARTACHE | Galerie Z22 | 01.10.-03.10.2021

Sig Waller | IN EVERY DREAM HOME A HEARTACHE | Galerie Z22 | 01.10.-03.10.2021

Sig Waller | IN EVERY DREAM HOME A HEARTACHE | Galerie Z22 | 01.10.-03.10.2021

Sig Waller | IN EVERY DREAM HOME A HEARTACHE | Galerie Z22 | 01.10.-03.10.2021

until 03.10. | #3183ARTatBerlin | Galerie Z22 shows from 1st October 2021 for three days only the solo show IN EVERY DREAM HOME A HEARTACHE with paintings by the artist Sig Waller. The pop up exhibition was conceived by Z22 and C4.

Sig Waller’s art questions social norms in a clear visual language and sheds light on taboos surrounding family structures. She also takes her artistic position by embedding her themes in a bourgeois society with a touch of pop.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy Galerie Z22 - SIG Waller - Foto IEDHAH artblog 9364-minSig Waller, My Valentine, oil on canvas, 2018, Exhibition view Galerie Z22, 2021, Photo © Kerstin Jasinszczak, C4, 2021

The most recent oil paintings deal with the aspect of deception, within the family or a relationship, but also in society in general. In the series ‘Goodbye to Love’ and ‘Shadow Lines’ Waller creates a timeless parallel world in which sleepwalking protagonists act out their roles. Men are shadowy, absent figures, women are hypnotised and enchanted, children devilish and mischievous; nothing is as it seems.


Sig Waller, Sunday Morning, Oil on canvas, 2018, Photo © Kerstin Jasinszczak, C4, 2021

Waller’s dark, dynamic female figures harbour aspects of the monstrous feminine. This archetype embodies primordial mother, vampire, possessed monster, witch and castrating mother. The monstrous feminine can be read as a symbol of feminist rebellion and lends the works a subversive undertone.

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Sig Waller, Home Hazards II, Oil on canvas, 2002, Photo © Kerstin Jasinszczak, C4, 2021

Textile works are another integral part of Waller’s oeuvre. The ‘Fertility Cloths’ are opulent, baroque-looking drawings of fertility symbols on old tablecloths. In the ‘Suburban Blues’ series, wistful excerpts from pop songs are painstakingly hand-embroidered onto tea towels.

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In Every Dream Home A Heartache, Acrylic and embroidery on cloth, 2021,
Exhibition view Galerie Z22, 2021 Photo © Kerstin Jasinszczak, C4, 2021

Waller says, “To take up the needle is to weave a spell and reclaim authority over anonymous, unpaid female craftsmanship. In the words of Louise Bourgeois, embroidery is an act of self-care, but also an act of resistance.”

A pop up exhibition conceived by Gallery Z22 and C4.

Vernissage: Friday, 1 October 2021, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Live Act with Zam Johnson.

Exhibition dates: Friday, 1 October – Sunday, 3 October 2021, Fri 7pm – 10pm, Sat + Sun 11am – 5pm.

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Image caption: © Sig Waller

Exhibition Sig Waller – Galerie Z22 | Contemporary Art – Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin

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