"Please Like Me" Art ExhibitionMonday 13 November, 2017 – Sunday 19 November, 2017
7:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Space Gallery, West Street, Bristol, BS2 0BH
"Please Like Me" consists of ten mixed media portraits, assembled from nothing but the scraps of information available on her subjects’ public social media profiles.
Taking as its starting point the alienating experience of dating apps such as Tinder, Hannah has turned the form on its head to produce intimate and personal glimpses of the character and felt realities of her subjects. Instead of being slotted into narrow categories, the subjects’ personalities ooze out from behind the denim, resin and woodwork that make each portrait a unique expression of the subject.
Visitors will be encouraged to treat the exhibition like an avant-garde dating app, swiping left or right on a specially produced online catalogue. After the exhibition closes, the subjects of the portraits will be provided with the details of their admirers, further subverting the conventional online dating experience.