How To Be Beautiful – Bay Backner

Image: ‘Audrey in Purple’ (24 x 34) Bay Backner

Dates & Times:
Tuesday 19th September – Saturday 7th October 2017

Venue: The Gallery at Munro House
Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG

In this solo exhibition for Leeds’s Cafe 164 space, Bay Backner paints the women who changed the face of female beauty. Her dreamlike portraits invite us to question how they shape how we see ourselves.

The exhibition includes Bay’s portraits of icons like Audrey Hepburn, Kate Moss and Frida Kahlo, alongside lesser-known but influential faces like Louise Brooks, Hedy Lamarr and Bella Hadid. Bay’s style is influenced by Film Noir and the Golden Age of Hollywood, and her paintings were recently featured by Grazia Magazine.

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Image: ‘Hedy in Red’ (24 x 34) Bay Backner