Artist: Hélène Fauquet
Venue: Edouard Montassut, Paris
Date: June 17 – July 25, 2020
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Images courtesy of Edouard Montassut, Paris
The prints in this exhibition present replicas of objects reconstructed from fragments of amateur photos taken in a drive of practicality. The source images have in common the subject of pop mirrors that people have photographed with the intention of reselling or disposing of them. Captured in recent months from various online resale platforms, they are again rejected, reproduced at full size on the gallery walls.
The imagery of the grouped objects are bad hideouts of the precarious conditions of the photo sessions which gave birth to them. Bubble panels formerly cast in plastic, like Op Art sculptures, generate on the surface several biased images of what surrounds them. Rejects and vestiges from the middle of the last century hung in a domestic environment without artifice, or posed on the pavement of a street, remind us to recognize gestures of daily photographs and ordinary activities as overloads of data to be processed.
The calm of the objects is strange. There are distinctive features from the late 60s through the 70s and the promise of modern life, the conquest of space and embellishment of the home, the problem of the head and the rigidity of the bodies in an infertile psychedelic come back.