Mercedes Helnwein's most recent works make up a series of studied pencil drawings that capture young women and toys in scenes around the house. There is a sense of mystery around these pictures, heightened further by a video that features these subjects. Some of the well-dressed young women wear masks or antler hairbands as the viewer watches them interact listlessly with the objects. Whistling Past the Graveyard is an interesting title for this collection of work, implying that there is something eerie going on, but we will just pretend that it is not there.
Artist: Mercedes Helnwein
Whistling Past the Graveyard part two opens at the Pool Gallery in Berlin on December 12 and runs through January 27, 2009.
Alexi - Red
Duck on a Bike