Alligator Escalator Terminator
This exhibition takes place at HubHug 40mcube
150, rue de Rennes
Thursday May 4, 2023 – 5 pm – 8:30 pm / Performance by Diane Rivoire at 6:30
Friday May 5, 2023 – 3 pm – 6 pm
Saturday May 6, 2023 – 3 pm – 6 pm
From May 9 to May 11, 2023 : visit by appointment : firstname.lastname@example.org
Closed on Sunday and bank holidays
For the exhibition Alligator Escalator Terminator, Romain Blanck, Charlotte Delval, Alice Quentel and Diane Rivoire combine their work at the HubHug. From sobriquets to alliterations inspired by the oulipian rigor, the exhibition deploys the unexpected cohabitation of four singular studio practices. The artists present various works created during the program GENERATOR #9 initiated by 40mcube, center of national interest for contemporary art, in collaboration with the company Self Signal.
Romain Blanck deals with painting through a protocol of remake and translation that stages a spontaneity in seemingly impulsive works. By replaying gestures and forms traced by strangers and by taking up fragments of pre-existing found compositions, the works presented tend towards the image of an abstract painting, in which spontaneity is premeditated. A multitude of transposed actions and identities are combined, intersecting and overlapping, compressed into the given rectangles.
In Charlotte Delval‘s work, the aging body is suggested under the glow of an ambient decrepitude where brightness and fragility sometimes exist. She creates with materials sensitive to water or light. Organic and ornamental, her forms oscillate between the bling of a jewel and a dripping commissure. Intimacy and fragility knot the stomach of his work where submission and domination between materials are blurred. Attachment, dependence, eroticism, contamination and tenderness participate in the works of the artist.
Diane Rivoire‘s appropriationist practice unfolds in paintings, objects, texts, performances, between serious matters and fantasies. Her work is inspired by real-life experiences and borrows references from pop culture. For this exhibition, she tells in paintings, shaped-canvas and performance an adventure between Marilyn Monroe and her dog Mafia in which language becomes a game of ball throwing. It remains to be seen who will run to get it? Woof!
Alice Quentel‘s drawing practice unfolds with airbrush, photographic transfer or wash drawing. For her, the print is both a motif and a process; she creates poetic landscapes between night and day, from the body of plants or the specificities of the chosen support.