Peter Freeman, Inc. is pleased to announce our participation in The Art Show at The Park Avenue Armory, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America, from 27 February – 3 March 2019, where we will mount a solo booth featuring two new series of drawings and photographs by Paris-based artist Dove Allouche.
Always photo-based, Allouche makes drawings that explore the subject and materials of photography, and photographs that revive forgotten or obsolete processes. His images often balance the medium's capture of the instantaneous and fleeting in counterpoint to his slow labor-intensive drawing methods. Through his photographs he explores inherent properties of material, transfer, inversion, and reproduction, all in a poetic way in which the means of representation often become metaphors for what is happening within the image.
Dove Allouche, a leporello book with full-color reproductions and a comprehensive text by Drew Sawyer, curator of photography at the Brooklyn Museum, is now available. In his text, Sawyer describes the two new series that will be on view, excerpted here:
“For his new series Emission Lines (2018), Allouche produced a set of drawings of solar flares, based on photographs that he made from the Paris Observatory on the morning of 15 June 2018, a day of particularly intense solar activity. Emission lines refer to the fact that glowing hot gas emits lines of bright light at certain wavelengths which are visible in the presence of a broad spectrum from a colder source. Rather than limiting the color of the glass to the element Iron 18, Allouche has explored the effects of other elements found in the sun’s atmosphere; for example, Iron 12 produces a yellow-brown wavelength at temperatures of 1 million kelvin while Helium produces an orange wavelength around 50,000 kelvin...For his corresponding series Absorption Lines (2018), Allouche worked with the Observatory once again to take photographs of absorption lines (which refer to the tendency of cool atmospheric gas to absorb lines of light) produced by different elements, including Hydrogen, Iron, and Strontium, and then enlarged the abstract images. Working with a chemist, he printed the images in pure platinum, which not only produces greater variations of black but also absorbs into the paper fibers themselves, echoing the idea of Fraunhofer’s lines. Darkness where there was once light.”
Dove Allouche, born in Paris in 1972, attended École Nationale d’Art de Cergy and has received international honors including a recent collaboration with the CRCC (the Centre for Research on Collection Conservation) and CIRVA (the International Glass Research Centre, Marseilles), Villa Médicis in Rome (2011-2012) and grants from Villa Médicis-Hors les Murs (to work in Venezuela, 2006) and Programme à la carte (Norway, A.F.A.A, 2002). Forthcoming exhibitions include a solo presentation at Le Grand Trianon, Galerie des Cotelle, Château de Versailles (Versailles, May 2019), and inclusion in Préhistoire et Modernité, Centre Pompidou (Paris, May 2019) and La Luce Alpina, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (St. Gallen, CH, September 2019). He has had prior solo exhibitions at The Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver, 2018), Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (Paris, 2016), Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2013), and Nomas Foundation (Rome, 2012). Group exhibitions include The Sun Placed in the Abyss (Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, 2016-2017), Double Take (Drawing Room, London, 2016), Sublime, les tremblements du monde (Centre Pompidou Metz, 2016), Réinventons le monde (Sala Relalde, Bilbao, 2013), Les détours de l’imaginaire (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012), La commande contemporaine de la Chalcographie du Louvre (Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2012), and Estudio Abierto (Palacio de Correos, Buenos Aires, 2006).
During The Art Show, please find us at Booth B11. The Art Show opens with a Preview Gala on Wednesday, 27 February. General hours are Thursday–Friday: 12 to 8 pm; Saturday 12 to 7 pm; Sunday 12 to 5 pm.
For reproduction requests, interviews with the artist, and general inquiries, please contact the gallery at +1 212 966 5154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.