Eléonore False - Aurélie Pétrel & Pétrel | Roumagnac (duo)

L'Echappée belle [The Great Escape]

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  • From 26th October 20019 to 2nd February 2020
    Opening  Friday 25th October 2019 at 6.30pm

In a world where images are now experienced through screens and digital streams, the exhibition L’Echappée belle [The Great Escape] is a parallel presentation of work by two artists who reconsider the potential of the printed or photographic image.
Eléonore False and Aurélie Pétrel play upon fragmentation and reconstruction to create visual setups that engage the viewer in a physical and direct reading of the works. As the image passes from surface to volume and turns to fragments and visual ellipsis, a kind of unresolved narrative framework is produced, waiting to be activated. The artists strategically deploy text/image structure, staging and sequence to serve a playful and poetic reflection on the mutability of images, their relevance or their potential to open onto undefined realities.


Sunday 8th December at 3.30pm
The exhibition seen by Alexandre Quoi, art historian, head of the scientific department of the Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne, in dialogue with Éléonore False, Aurélie Pétrel and Vincent Roumagnac.
Free entrance


Eléonore False
Born in 1987, lives and works in Paris

Recent solo exhibitions:
2019 Needs, VNH Gallery (Project Space), Paris; 2017 Too far forward, La Vitrine - FRAC Île-de-France Le Plateau, Pari ; 2016 Open room, om-thé-tue-eint-agit, Kunstverein Hanovre, Allemagne; 2015 Il suffit de son bras soulevé pour arrêter et faire reculer le soleil, MRAC Sérignan, France


Aurélie Pétrel
Born in 1980, lives and works in Paris and Genève
Represented by galleries Ceysson & Bénétière (Paris FR), Gowen Contemporary (Genève CH) and the duo Pétrel | Roumagnac by Valeria Cetraro (Paris FR)

Recent solo exhibitions:
2019 Osmoscosmos, exposition collective, CPG, Genève; Tour & Taxis, Art Brussels; 2018 FIAC, Paris; 135,125 iso, 24x36, M6, 35, CPIF, Pontault-Combault; 2014 Partitions, Centre d'art de Clamart, Paris
She will be in residence at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto in 2020.