Breastfeeding — whether public or in private — has been one of the hot topics in modern Western culture. No matter on which side of the fence you fall, this hypnotic exhibition seeks to challenge public perceptions through powerful portraits of mothers and their children.
Did we also mention that this is artist Leanne Pearce’s first exhibition? Using pastel and oil, the University of Sunderland graduate is making waves in the art world through her captivating portraits of mothers breastfeeding. The show, which is on view now through May 6, is located at the University’s Design Centre.
Accompanying the exhibition is this telling video:

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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