“Embrace” is the third part in a trilogy of Mary McCartney exhibitions. The first, “Moment of Affection”, opened at Château La Coste’s Bastide Gallery, Provence, in June 2022. The second, “Can We Have a Moment? Three Decades of Photographs in Britain”, opened at Sotheby’s in London in March 2023. Lastly, “Embrace” completes the trilogy, featuring over twenty works spanning the artist’s thirty-year career and it is the first major survey of Mary McCartney’s work in the United States.
McCartney said of her upcoming exhibition, “I feel a strong connection to New York City, as it is a big part of my family heritage, so showing at A Hug From The Art World feels like a homecoming. ‘Embrace’ completes the trilogy of shows, delving further into the collected memories held within my archive. The trilogy is about connection, trust, devotion, and human emotion. I want the images to take the viewer on a shared journey with me and Embrace is the culmination of that journey.”
In this exhibition, McCartney collaborates once again with longtime friend, Georgina Cohen. The two previously teamed up on her Château La Coste show, which Cohen co-curated. “Mary has a talent for capturing beautiful moments and it is wonderful to see these being embraced and shared. A Hug From The Art World feels like the perfect place in which to do this”, says Cohen.
About The Artist
Mary McCartney, daughter of The Beatles’ Paul McCartney, was born in London in 1969. Her photography work is held in major public and private collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The National Portrait Gallery, London; The Royal Academy, London and The Fondation D’Entreprise Hermès, Paris. In 2015, McCartney was chosen by Buckingham Palace to take the official portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to mark the occasion of her becoming Britain’s longest-reigning Monarch.
McCartney’s first feature documentary as director, Abbey Road Studios: If These Walls Could Sing, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2022 and was nominated for a Critics Choice Award. (Streaming now on Disney+). Her recent solo exhibitions include: “Can We Have a Moment? Three Decades of Photographs in Britain”, Sotheby’s London (2023); “Moment of Affection”, Château La Coste, France (2022); “The White Horse”, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (2019) and “Monochrome Colour”, Muzeum Woli, Warsaw (2018), among others.