On the parade of the medium of light, Galerie John Ferrère is pleased to present the narratives of 6 established artists conversing at the crossroads of styles, mediums and looks, from November 2, 2023.
Sitting on the decades that separate us from the founding fathers of photography, the epistolary conversation between Ayako Sakuragi’s cyanotypes and Luc Pommet’s paintings makes a knowing nod to Caroline Corbasson’s charcoal prints. Dating from the mid-nineteenth century, these old techniques are characterized by the pursuit of recessed light and a subject treated as a solid by two single colors.
Without eyes to understand, nor a mouth to announce themselves; 100 forms of the living silently explore the subtleties of the human race, with a series of photographs of disidentified identities, conceived by Anne Deleporte. From this production emerges a notion of the comfort of the motif in the industrialization of the process. “Every man today can claim to be filmed,” writes Walter Benjamin in L’Oeuvre d’art à l’époque de sa reproductibilité technique. And as such, the contours of these absent subscribers translate the shape of these words.
Using photosensitive techniques, Juliette Barthe questions notions of imprinting and the circulation of images in the age of hyper-information.
Her canvases interact with the space and time in which they are set, attempting to create a dialogue between the real and the virtual.
Dune Varela’s marble prints are a perfect blend of the traditional medium, new technologies and innovative stylistic grammar. First photographed in silver, the details of Greco-Roman sculptures are then transferred to the marble, creating a unique relief for the print.
Primitive support, ancient iconography, modern technique; contemporary work.
Created in 2012 by John Ferrère, Galerie John Ferrère is a contemporary art gallery exhibiting emerging and established international artists.