Galerie Eric Mouchet presents the exhibition Peeping Space with the artists Bérénice Lefebvre, Gwendoline Perrigueux, and author Etaïnn Zwer, from 4 June to 23 July 2016.
Bérénice Lefebvre and Gwendoline Perrigueux, by coming together, open a passage to a temporary, hybrid territory that occupies the gallery in space, time and imagination before it dissolves. Putting this into context(s), their work produces a fictional experience that evokes sight, body and emotions.
Gwendoline Perrigueux proposes a convoluted topology of the boudoir; figures both censored, ironic or paired with the absurd and the burlesque. Disrupting basic ideas of domestic objects in an exotism of color and pop art, the work of Gwendoline Perrigueux links the intensity of euphoric moments of melancholia to the full crystallization of the blues.
Bérénice Lefebvre’s creations endeavour to report her strolls in the heart of architectural environments in mutation. Captured by photography, her visual testimony of urban exploration is then broken-up and re-composed, giving rise to a series of altered images. She proposes shadows, more or less luminous, in a type of landscape: cartography, both brutal and sensitive, transfiguring the codes and the atmosphere of architecture, part real and part imaginary.
The author Etaïnn Zver placed in a dialogue/tension the universes of these two artists through textual, rhythmic and poetic interventions: readings, imaginary “cartel-poems”, work in progress on the window.
By bringing in another viewpoint, it adds a kind of third eye, Etaïnn Zwer invites the visitor to accompany her in the role of a “Peeping Tom” and to see a different perspective – dream worlds, hidden stories and fanciful imagery – in the works of Gwendoline Perrigueux and Bérénice Lefebvre.