Marie Lelouche — #1 Korean Landscape #2 Variation in building
#1 Korean Landscape #2 Variation in building
Past: January 14 → February 25, 2012
Coming back from her trip to South Korea, Marie Lelouche sweeps Alberta Pane Gallery with a double exhibition, inspired from her stay in the Land of the Morning Calm, (Goyang Art Studio 2010 and Nanji art studio 2011). This young French artist, born in 1984 and graduated in 2008 from Ensba (Paris), is specialized in the sophisticated arts of blown glass and porcelain, which she combined to raw materials, such as fabric or wood, by questioning the material limits to derive unequaled shapes.
During her travels, Marie Lelouche plunges herself into cultural and social contexts very far from what she usually knows, in order to actively influence her artistic practice. Real exote — as Victor Segalen defined it — the artist experiences the different and the other to reach a full freedom in the observation of the object she will describe or just feel. The participating observance and the experience, as means of creation, are at the heart of her artistic practice.
For the first section of the exhibition, Marie Lelouche has decided to present a brand new series of objects in various techniques ñ drawings, sculptures and installations — developing the many features of the idea of Landscape, as an architect-anthropologist, dealing with a profound reflection on rituals, traditions and values of South Korea.
For the second section of the exhibition Variation in Building, Marie Lelouche presents a set of pieces — installations and drawings — produced during her stay in Goyang, in 2010. From the Korean megalopolis, the artist keeps colored anti-dust barriers, a specific object that can, by itself, remind both the country development — expressed by the proliferation of buildings — and heritage through the South Korean characteristics. The installation and the drawings inspired an ideal urban structure, made upon the unconscious renewal of traditions.
Opening Saturday, January 14, 2012 4 PM → 9 PM