ISABELLE CORNARO: SUBTERRANEAN

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November 3rd - December 19th 2017
Simon Lee Gallery, 304 3F The Pedder Building,
12 Pedder Street, Hong Kong

 


Simon Lee Gallery presents for the first time in Asia, an exhibition of new video works by Paris-based artist Isabelle Cornaro. The multi-disciplinary practice of Cornaro considers the various material and conceptual shifts that occur when an object is transformed into an image.


Exploring how our perspectives are historically and culturally determined, the artist draws on a wide array of visual language from references of classical painting, modernist abstraction and minimalism to popular culture and kitsch. Her work manipulates the presentation of found objects and film footage imbued with emotional value or symbolic potential such as objects the artist has collected or inherited, coins, crystals, metallic chains, raw materials, scraps of Disney animation or parts of the body to explore subtle shifts of meaning induced by processes of translation and reproduction.
 

 
 
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Image Courtesy of
Simon Lee Gallery