Alex Katz: a monument of contemporary art at Thaddaeus Ropac

Thaddaeus Ropac in the Marais welcomes contemporary art icon Alex Katz and reveals some of his recent works in an exhibition called New Landscapes invading the main and first floor of the gallery’s exhibition space. The large scale landscapes that Katz has been painting since the 90’s are well honored on the main floor’s wide exposition room as the first floor unveils landscape sketches and a portrait.

As the exhibition focuses on one aspect of his work, little variety and little quantity is found and I personally was left hungering for more. Alex Katz’s work is instantly recognizable, it may be simple in appearance but don’t fool yourself thinking anyone could do the same as only Katz can produce with such creativity and elegance.

Katz’s work, and this is the case at Thaddaeus Ropac and his recent landscape paintings, is luminous, limpid and moving. By his own admission Alex Katz paints from perception, he paints what he thinks he saw, trying to paint the present tense and this is a very good opportunity to contemplate his sensibility.

05.07.2016 > 01.09.2016

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac – Marais
7 rue Debelleyme
75003, Paris
Mardi – Samedi, 10h – 19h

Visuel © Thaddaeus Ropac

Photographie à la Galerie Binôme

Second Hands: a touching "green" exhibition at Galerie Binôme

Second hands exhibition at Galerie Binome has it all: creative, smart, contemporary, sympathetic, affordable… Centered around the medium of photography, the artists exposed in this “group show” have in common a fantastic sense of recycling as not one picture was taken but all works are made from old silver prints. For instance Emmanuelle Fructus cuts vintage photos of anonymous individuals and places them (more than a thousand) on a big board, transforming multiple photographs into an almost optical and geometrical work of art that purposely questioning the evolution of photography and our will to assert our identity through a picture and within broader society.

Second hands playfully questions our relationship toward photography and invites us to reflect on this medium, its evolution and the creation of identity. Definitely a must see this summer.

Visuel © Raphaël Laval

Exposition collective
27.05.2016 > 23.07.2016
Commissariat Sophie Bernard & Galerie Binôme
19 rue Charlemagne, 75004, Paris