Galerie Praz-Delavallade is pleased to invite Soufiane Ababri, Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Thomas Fougeirol, Maude Maris, Christine Safa, Marnie Weber and Guy Yanai to this years summer group show titled L'été retrouvé. Together, they immerse the visitors in tender warmth and colorful positions, filling the gallery space with the tenderness of the suspended time of summer months.
When the sun is at its highest, the summer noon, Both the middle of the year and the middle of the day coincide. It is a moment of balance between the extremes of the force of creation of spring and the shedding that comes in autumn. That zenith, the immobility of the middle moment enables us to be present. The summer months seem to reunite both laziness, lasciviousness and economy of movement but also moments of adventure and rituals of initiation. The sweetness of the season enables us to be adventurous, the heat encourages us to take risks and nothing seems to have consequences. To pass the time, the boredom and the freedom of summer, new relations, friendships and loves form. It is the simultaneous celebration of pleasure of the senses and of a memento mori.
Together the seven artists create an exhibition in quiet bloom, as a moment in the quietness of hot hours of noon. They let the visitor question the memories of yesterday's summers as we go through one that will be the memories of tomorrow, while the artists celebrate the tenderness of hours of leisure and idleness. As we think of L'été retrouvé we might also be thinking of new tomorrows.
Press release courtesy Praz-Delavallade.