5 July 2012 — 28 July 2012
Clint Roenisch is pleased to present recent works on silk by the Swiss-French artist Servane Mary (*1972, lives New York). The exhibition is a collaboration with Shoot The Lobster, a new, nomadic curatorial initiative by Jose Martos and Mary Grace Wright based in New York. Recent and upcoming Lobster projects include Miami, Iowa City, St. Barth’s, Woodstock, Brigton Beach, and Klagenfurt (Austria). Notable artists involved include Ryan Foerster, Olivier Mosset and Chris Martin among many others. More information is here.
Servane Mary works with an expanded notion of female portraiture, using printing on fabric and sculpture to create representations of famous chanteuses, activists and terrorists, culling material from various sources. Georges Didi-Huberman‘s Quand les Images Prennent Position (2009) greatly informs her thinking about the dualities in the images she uses: strength and timidity, temptation and prohibition, stability and transience; the image doubled by its dual readings. Furthermore by making diptychs, triptychs, or installations Mary also induces in viewers Didi-Huberman’s pensée associative: thinking that proceeds beyond the portrayed person to question behavior, gender roles and the private/social duality of notoriety. The title Orange Joyce is borrowed from Simone de Beauvoir.
Servane Mary is included in the group show Creature From The Blue Lagoon, organized by Bob Nickas, in Bridgehampton, NY from July 21 to September 3rd. The exhibition also includes Anne Collier, Matthew Higgs, Ray Johnson, Mary Heilmann, Ben Schumacher and Elaine Cameron-Weir among several others. More information is here. Past group and solo exhibitions include Sprung, curated by Rochelle Goldberg and Bozidar Brazda, Chelsea Hotel, New York; Helter/Helter at Anne de Villepoix Gallery, Paris and Black Dawn at Maisonneuve Gallery, Paris.