New Michael Patterson-Carver — Let Them Sell Candy New Ends in about 1 month: November 29, 2013 → January 4, 2014 Né à Chicago en 1958, Michael Patterson-Carver est un artiste autodidacte, qui a commencé par montrer ses dessins dans la rue. D’apparence naïve, ses dessins portent un regard franc et direct sur l’actualité, et dépeignent des protestations et des mises en scène de la vie politique internationale dans une approche à la fois comique, ironique, et profondément humaine.
Archives Peter Buggenhout — Ni chair, ni poisson Past: October 19 → November 23 The work of Buggenhout offers an iconoclastic approach to sculpture, beyond any normativity, playing with the codes of attraction and repulsion. These works of shapelessness avoid paraphrasing reality, admit no referent and embrace the assumption of chaos and madness. Here appears the surface of life’s backside.
Archives Claude Closky — Diplopie Past: September 7 → October 12 Gathering original works made in 2012 and 2013, Diplopie is about confrontations, appearances and surprises. In an ever humorous manner, the artist blurs the line between two representational registers, one arbitrary and the other determined.
Archives Gérard Traquandi — Les jours Past: May 24 → July 27 “Days come and go, each one the same as the next, or not, it depends. The days are also those beams of light which apertures pierced in a wall let into the room. A glimpse of what is happening outside when one is shut away” — Gérard Traquandi.
Archives Vincent Beaurin — Couronne Past: May 16 → 18 Beaurin’s work explores the richness of a wide spectrum of atmospheric colour tones, creating a stimulating and inspiring piece of art. The surface of the three-dimensional spots are layered with epoxy resin and a blend of marble and quartz coloured sands. Radiant, contrasting colours are juxtaposed to create a burst of intense colour.
Archives Scoli Acosta — Music of Morocco Past: April 4 → May 11 “Scoli Acosta’s tambourines are at once paintings and functional objects, diverting the legacy of modernist painting to the realm of the everyday, the hand-held, and the percussive” — Jill Dawsey, curator at the MCASD.
Archives Philippe Durand — Sioule et cætera Past: February 7 → March 23 “Ironic and contemplative land surveyor, Philippe Durand keeps a childlike ability to seize the environment as a play space, and a sarcastic enthusiasm as to the disproportion and grotesque quality of whatever sets itself up as important, which he will inevitably dismantle by capturing what lies behind the scenes” — François Piron
Archives Alan Suicide Vega — Holy Shit Past: October 18 → November 24, 2012 It is difficult, some would say impossible for rock music lovers, to look at the works of Alan Bermowitz, aka Alan Vega, without associating them with the sound experience that such a name evokes. It is hard to forget the fantastic performance of the singer-songwriter, mesmerizing the Palace hall with his magical voice on the 5th February 1981.
Archives Mika Rottenberg Past: September 8 → October 13, 2012 Mika Rottenberg presents a series of new drawings, her latest video Sneeze and also Seven, a multimedia artwork resulting from the performance and video installation created with Jon Kessler on the occasion of Performa 11 in New York.
Archives Delphine Coindet — Brève histoire à la hache Past: June 7 → July 13, 2012 Après un an de résidence à la Villa Médicis à Rome, Delphine Coindet revient à la Galerie Laurent Godin pour sa troisième exposition personnelle. Pour cette exposition, l’artiste réunit un corpus d’œuvres s’articulant autour d’une pièce maîtresse se présentant comme une scène mobile, composée de huit parties distinctes re-configurables à l’infini.
Archives Haim Steinbach — Navy legacy Past: April 14 → May 26, 2012 “Navy Legacy” conjures images of an expansive blue plane of ocean and the streamlined vessels that travel across these surfaces. Legacy is defined as thing handed down by a predecessor, that prevails and continues, as an object, an original idea or vision. Steinbach employs art historical references and builds new roles into a host of objects.
Archives Vincent Beaurin Past: January 12 → February 25, 2012 Vincent Beaurin creates his exhibitions as if they were landscapes. Each piece of work is positioned in the space, in the same way as the many different places which compose a landscape. They attract and produce an effect that, due to its unusual quality, some have called aura. This radiance is more consistent with gravity and electromagnetic force.
Archives Henrik Samuelsson — Speaking in Tongues at Shitty Hotels Past: November 24, 2011 → January 7, 2012 What really struck me when you invited me to visit Henrik Samuelsson’s studio was this feeling that a world was reaching its end. In a way, it made me think of eschatology. But at the same time there was this very “Swedish” element in his work related to this place where he grew up.
Archives Aleksandra Mir — Dessins Past: September 10 → October 8, 2011 C’est la première fois qu’Aleksandra Mir réunit un ensemble de ses dessins en France et c’est un événement. Plus rarement exposés que ses actions et ses sculptures géantes, les dessins sont sans doute la première forme, et la plus étendue, d’une démarche qui formule une vraie politique de l’espace.
Archives Paperwork Past: June 30 → July 30, 2011 This multidisciplinary exhibition proposes to explore the possibilities of the paper medium beyond the definition commonly spread of "work on paper": material or object of a work, paper extends the developement of a personal iconography, becomes a support for an artwork’s (re)production or can be used to question volume.
Archives Peter Buggenhout — Contes Invertébrés Past: May 14 → June 25, 2011 An important topic in the work of Peter Buggenhout is his use of industrial and organic waste to make art. In the late 1990s, the artist launched into a sculptural practice that is anything but normative. His approach hinges on the materials: dust, horse hair, detritus, blood, and cow stomachs and intestines.
Archives Gérard Traquandi Past: March 19 → May 7, 2011 “I do what painters have always done, that is to say transferring perceptions, using color, on a canvas. All this in a historical context. I choose axis, I leave to photography its power of representation, and to cinema its narrative ability. I work by substraction. (…)” GT
Archives Philippe Durand — Mauvaise herbe Past: January 29 → March 12, 2011 « Mauvaise herbe », ce terme renvoie à tout un champ de savoir et de culture, loin de la mise au carreau et de l’ordonnancement prescrits par la loi, celle d’une production agricole industrialisée. Il accompagne et s’articule davantage à une vision où l’expression s’arrange des imperfections et y cherche une expérimentation de la différence.
Archives Claude Closky — Laloli Past: September 4 → October 16, 2010 Figures, graphs, tables, ratings, opinion polls, surveys, Statistical brackets, extrapolations, syntheses, consulting, rates, percentages, ratios, e-mails, teasers, online music, animations, sounds… Nowadays nothing is explained, everything is being sent, everything is in circulation.
Archives Serena Carone, Gretchen Ryan, Hidde van Schie Past: June 30 → July 31, 2010 We are very pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition with Serena Carone, Gretchen Ryan and Hidde van Schie, a project that brings together artists from different backgrounds (Paris, Los Angeles, Rotterdam), with outstanding individualities and eclectic careers, but whose respective universes echo one another by their singularity.
Archives Rajak Ohanian — Métamorphoses II Past: February 13 → March 27, 2010 Mon intention est de parler de formes métamorphosées en corps nouveaux ; dieux, qui avez pris part à ces transformations, inspirez mon entreprise et accompagnez ce poème qui, des origines du monde jusqu’à nos jours, est éternel. Ovide, Les Métamorphoses, Livre premier.