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François Daireaux

Vert de Terre

François Daireaux

Exhibition from may 25th to july 27th 2000

“One hundred styrofoam sculptures installed on the mezzanine of the gallery will serve to bring out the pictorial preoccupations of my work as a sculptor. They will look like strokes of color applied directly on the walls and will play on the architectonics of the site. Treating these sculptures as “clichés,” I’ve chosen to photograph fifteen of them for a “frieze” presented on the ground floor. By using photography to enlarge certain of them, I was seeking to create a monumental image and, through this presence, speak of landscape.”

François Daireaux

This installation was first created in 1999 during the artist’s residence at the Parc Saint-Léger Centre d’art contemporain in Pougues-les-Eaux, where it is being exhibited from 12 December 1999 to 20 February 2000. The work was also made possible through support from the Espace des Arts in Colomiers, where it will be presented in March-April 2000, and from the gallery Les filles du calvaire.

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