BUBENBERG X THE CHIMNEY
MORCEAUX CHOISIS II
THE CHIMNEY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT WORK BY FRENCH ARTIST JULIETTE DUMAS IN “MORCEAUX CHOISIS II”, A GROUP EXHIBITION AT BUBENBERG GALLERY, PARIS.
DECEMBER 6 - 23, 2018
14 RUE DES CARMES - PARIS V
Dumas explores the formal properties and inherent meaning of forms of Nature. Drawing on historical precedents such as Paleolithic paintings and Cézanne’s studies of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, her paintings are a study of the language of Nature, an attempt to understand an experience other than human.
The paintings in the exhibition portray a species that was present on Earth 30 million years before us. They travel 16,000 miles every year, continuously swimming with half of their brain asleep while the other half is awake, all the while making sonic maps of the ocean floor. For this series, Dumas prepares her surfaces with clay on paper mounted on canvas, allowing her to scratch into the layers, drawing by subtraction into the fresh “skin” of the painting. She then runs water over it, letting the process of erosion edit by destroying some of the work.
JULIETTE DUMAS (b. 1987, Paris, France) completed her BA at Villa Arson in Nice France and MFA at Schoolof the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2013. Dumas has been awardedartist residencies at Festival Grandeur Nature, Ristolas, France in2009 and La Station, Nice in 2015. She was nominated for Clare Rosen& Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists by the Paintingand Drawing Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.Dumas' work was featured in notable group and solo exhibitionsincluding "No Safe Harbor" (2016), Art3 | Silas Shabelewska gallery,NY, “Winter Studies” (2015), Kunstverein Gaestezimmer E.V, Stuttgart,Germany (Curated by Alf Setzer); “Ad Hoc”(2015), La Station, Nice,France (curated by Collectif Culbuto).