Lizzie Fitch et Ryan Trecartin
September 5 - October 17, 2009
Kristin Baker, born in 1975, lives and works in New York City, USA.
Kristin Baker came to the fore with her large sized works on plexiglass and PVC. For “Bande Annonce,” Kristin Baker shows two new large-size paintings. In Camelot Bluff a collage appears for the first time: the image of a cliff, the controversial place of the possible and mythical Camelot. As for Overleaf, it testifies of the evolution of Kristin Baker’s work. The Sellotape edges are less present, profoundness is handed back to à-plat by working over it again using the knife to create multiple gradations.
Michael Bell-Smith, born in 1978, lives and works in New York, USA.
Contrary to painting, Michael Bell-Smith’s medium is fully apart an environment where 90% of the realisations do not belong to art. Common Expression strikes an evident breakthrough, formally. Patches of paint, parallelepipeds in rotation, superimpositions seem to be drawing a first sight remake of Pollock and Sol LeWitt gone through the Photoshop-machinery.
Justin Lieberman, born in 1977, lives and works in Chatham, USA.
American Serial Killer Memorabilia Cabinet with Manson Vest Placeholder is a collection of objects purchased from auction websites that sell only items made by or formerly belonging to serial killers. Each item in the collection has been coated in a thick glaze of transparent acrylic resin. Paired with the cabinet is a recreation of a ceremonial vest owned by Charles Manson : a "placeholder" in reference to the practice by collectors and museums of creating a replica to fill a gap in an otherwise complete collection.
Nate Lowman, born in 1979, lives and works in New York City, USA.
Since his first painting of O.J. Simpson’s signature in where, inside the O letter of this signature, the sport star suspected of two murders traced the two dots and the curve, turning it into a “Smiley”, the “Smiley” figure plays an important part in Nate Lowman’s work. Nate Lowman’s work functions as an accelerated pop recuperation. As Richard Prince, it takes over the consumer society’s aesthetics in its whole, of its heroes to its most tiny manifestations.
Bertrand Planes, born in 1975, lives and works in Paris.
The video Are you sure you want to quit? is a particular medium: a machinima. A machinima consists in using an existing 3D graphic engine, particularly the one of a game, to produce and record a video in real time, using the game as a “real” scene that one would film _The takeover of the means of expression which for most of us are but just an environment.
Ryan Trecartin, born in 1981, lives and works in Philadelphia, USA.
Ryan Trecartin describes (Tommy-Chat Just E-mailed Me) as “a narrative video short that takes place inside and outside of an e-mail.” For the last five years, Ryan Trecartin has been developing a corpus of videos that embrace common themes and protagonists. They put into action a variable society of artists-actors-designers-props people…
Lizzie Fitch, born in 1981, lives and works in Philadelphia, USA.
Ryan Trecartin, born in 1981, lives and works in Philadelphia, USA. The pair Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch produces sculptures. Fitch is deeply involved in the production of Trecartin’s videos, working with him, in capacities varying project-by-project, in the areas of performance, wardrobe, art direction, set construction and production organization. Now, in the Sunroom an After Now 4 owns within that context a special identity. The scene is something between the archaeological site and the abandoned scenery of a “peplum.” Or even a possible scene following the end of Pierrot le Fou, where the main character, in search of his own identity as well, blows himself up after having painted his face in blue.