The gallery invites four French publishers of a new generation, who produce limited edition works or artists' books.
Laurel Parker Book
Laurel Parker is a publisher and producer of artists' books and limited editions. On the occasion of the exhibition 24 hours in the life of an ordinary woman. Réalité / Phantasmes by Michel Journiac at the gallery, she designed a limited edition collector's box set of 42 photographs on baryta paper presented in a marie-louise: Réalités & Fantasmes.
Founded by Cécile Poimboeuf Koizumi and Vansantha Yoganantan. The independent French publishing house based in Marseille, edits and publishes artists' books in the field of photography and works on paper. Among them, Amma, the seventh and final chapter of Vasantha Yogananthan's "A Myth of Two Souls" project (2013-2021), which proposes a contemporary rereading of the Ramayana, Sub Sole by Massao Mascaro and the work of Shoji Ueda.
The (M) Editions
Founded by Marie Sepchat, The (M) Edititons specialises in the publication of photography books and publishes works that can be "felt", conceived as singular objects, in limited editions. Each book offers a unique aesthetic and sensory experience, in harmony with the artist's work. Ralph Gibson's The Somnambulist, based on the famous 1970 edition, is published in a limited edition of 50 numbered copies, each with a unique cover, to mark the 50th anniversary of the series.
L'éditeur du dimanche / The Sunday Publisher
Founded by Frédérique Destribats, L'éditeur du dimanche / The Sunday Publisher is a platform for the dissemination of photography and images. Its aim is to publish demanding editions, produced in close and long collaboration with artists, whether visual and/or textual, young, emerging or established, in the form of monographs or artists' books.
The gallery is dedicating its two exhibition spaces to the American artists Hannah Whitaker and Letha Wilson, both of whom question the medium of photography.
Hannah Whitaker's (USA - 1980) works do not resemble traditional photographs, yet they are created by entirely optical means. The photographic artist creates her works with a 4x5 camera, superimposes exposures, cuts out by hand and assembles coloured paper "covers" or configures elaborate lighting. Hannah Whitaker questions our vision, our perception of the world by taking materiality to the extreme.
Letha Wilson (USA - 1976) explores the inability of photography to encompass what it represents. The inability of the medium is accentuated when she combines photography (landscape) with industrial materials (concrete and steel). By conceiving photographic sculptures and photographs in relief, she highlights an inadequacy that becomes a force of plastic proposition.
Galerie Christophe Gaillard
One of the particularities of the gallery is its strong presence of women artists - notably Katarzyna Kozyra, Isabelle Le Minh and Marina Gadonneix for film and photography - and its commitment to a new generation of emerging French and international artists such as Julien Des Monstiers, Rachel de Joode, Hannah Whitaker and Letha Wilson. The gallery also represents major figures in contemporary art such as Hélène Delprat and Stéphane Couturier, while working to reread artists from the 1960s to the 1990s - such as Daniel Pommereulle, Michel Journiac and Tetsumi Kudo - in the light of current artistic practices.