Colles & Chimères — Exposition de Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand
Colles & Chimères
Exposition de Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand
Past: October 25 → December 1, 2012
Born on February, the 1st of 1945 in Paris. After a decade devoted to painting, Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand, has been working with photographic tools since 1980. His works, strictly analogic, argentic in black & white, are characterised by a ludic imaginary and associated with a taste for complex technologies such as daguerreotype, peri-photography, strobe-photography … and other inventions of its own.
Le Grand Sommeil
“An old bloody mattress, ripped, burned; this is quite a curious fantasy. I confess its influence but still I cannot explain its reason. No doubt that we can see — like in the series : Les Maximiliennes — this effect of transfer that tormented objects can reach when, like me, one cannot stand to confront human suffering. Like a child who would see himself as Zorro, I am only making people believe that I am capable of compassion. Those rags of bristle and cotton are fake entrails, ersatz of pain. In short, they are a way to escape.”
In addition, at the occasion of the Franco-Croat Fest and of the exhibition The eye of Peter Knapp on Croat photography, the gallery baudoin lebon will present the work of the Croat artist Darije Petković.
Opening Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6 PM → 9 PM
8 rue Charles-François Dupuis
T. 01 42 72 09 10 — F. 01 42 72 02 20
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment