Más sol que sombra
Más sol que sombra gallery Les filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
On the occasion of her third exhibition at the Galerie Les filles du calvaire, French-Chilean artist Paz Corona presents a series of brushed canvases: portraits and bodies as vibrant as their style is genuine. Through this new corpus of paintings and drawings, she continues her formal research around the theme of identity while methodically exploring the possibilities of portrait. Here, the artist exhibits vague portraits and fragmentary bodies. She has no fear for the non finito, but instead likes to play with unfinished effects.
Le temps de l’audace et de l’engagement -
De leur temps
Face à face
La femme d’à côté
La femme d’à côté gallery Les filles du Calvaire - 25 janvier - 22 février 2014
This exhibition evokes a theatre where women play all the possible roles from the position of direction to action. The stage varies: the interior of a bourgeois villa, the rooms of an abandoned house where stories seep out of walls and furniture, out of an artist’s or a photographer’s studio. Those women-heroines act in the shadows of streets lined with buildings, trees or a river bed.
The tone alludes to tragedies. But the end of the story remains in suspense and the interpretation open to the viewer’s own appreciation. Here, heroines don’t yield to the temptation that consumes Mathilde, the leading figure in Truffaut’s movie. They’re driven by the same blast as the artists that create them: without whose gaze or gesture, they could as well have stayed off-stage, aside, next door.