“The Shell (Landscapes, Portraits & Shapes), a show by Eric Troncy”
Almine Rech Gallery
January 10th – February 14th, 2015
From January 10 to February 14, 2015, Almine Rech Gallery will exhibit “The Shell (Landscapes, Portraits & Shapes), a show by Eric Troncy” at their Paris gallery. Inspired by Peter Schjeldahl’s statement that “Modern art history has ceased to represent a road traveled, and has come to seem an encircling panorama.”, this exhibition gathers paintings (landscapes, portraits, forms) by nearly twenty international artists of different generations, from Bridget Riley to Christian Rosa. Their artistic commitment harks back to some various eras when choosing a discipline –visual arts– didn’t carry the same promises: the non-hierarchical grouping of their artworks sketches the outlines of this panorama, in all its singularity.
Art critic and curator Eric Troncy is the editor of Frog, a magazine he co-founded with Stéphanie Moisdon in 2005. Since 1996 Troncy has been co-director of the Consortium, Dijon. «The Shell (Landscapes, Portraits & Shapes), a show by Eric Troncy» is the third part of a series of exhibitions first introduced at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, with «The Seabass, a show by Eric Troncy» (2011); and «The Deer, a show by Eric Troncy» (2012), the Consortium, Dijon.
Article by Lilia Levitz for The Untitled Magazine