exhibition 21/10/06 - EXTENDED until 20/12/06
Lightboxes- Photography- Sculpture
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57 rue de Bretagne 3eme arrondissement Paris 75003
From 21st Oct to 10th Nov: Every day from 11am until 20pm
and by appointment.
From 10th Nov to 30th Nov: Tuesday to Saturday from 11am until
20pm and by appointment.
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galerie, LACEN, Bertrand Grimont with the cooperation of Galerie
Caprice Horn Berlin present parallel to FIAC 06, Show Off,
DIVA, Slick 01
The first solo exhibition in Paris of London based artists
MASLEN & MEHRA. The exhibition continues until the 30th
In an age of digital photography and Photoshop trickery, Maslen
& Mehra have found themselves immersed in traditional,
manual photographic techniques. Creating their photographic
work is quite a layered process. They start by photographing
the subject matter: for example, for the series in California/
Nevada, they photographed people in London and then fabricated
mirrored sculptures based on these original photographs. The
real people were photographed in busy urban areas such as
Liverpool Street Station and Oxford Street, London. They captured
the body language and movement of anonymous people in the
throes of their busy working lives.
sculptures were then set up in various compositions in different
contexts and then re-photographed with a medium format film
camera. The resulting medium format transparencies are drum-scanned
to the maximum size files in order to create high quality
prints on aluminium or duratrans (transparency for light-box).
The large-scale light-boxes are re-cycled and refurbished
advertising displays from the London Underground. They have
chosen to re-use existing boxes, shifting the context and
meaning of a familiar urban object.
exhibition in Paris features work created this year in Australia
and New Zealand and also work from a trip in 2005 to Death
Valley and the Mojave Desert California/Nevada during the
most exceptional wildflower season in 100 years.
is announced metaphorically by the mirrored images. Nature
is much more vast and mighty. It marks the human beings living
within its realm, and not the other way around.' quote from
Mirrored - the photography of Maslen & Mehra by Eugen
Blume the Chief Curator of the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum
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