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Fragmented Body

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Exhibition
Ariane Lopez-Huici and Marilia Destot
Fragmented Body

Thursday, June 10–Friday, July 2, 2010
FIAF Gallery

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In a special joint exhibition, French-born and New York-based photographers Ariane Lopez-Huici and Marilia Destot present a visual dialogue exploring the fragmentation of the human body from two different perspectives. The artists first collaborated on the black-and-white documentary The Body Close Up, a retrospective of Lopez-Huici’s work from the 1970s to 2008, made by Destot.

In this exhibition, Lopez-Huici’s arresting black-and-white portrait of Priscille, a non-professional nude model, contrasts with Destot’s large Variations for Two, a polyptych of two female dancers performing a simple movement. Lopez-Huici’s powerful full-body portraits are a strong statement about the model’s identity, while Destot’s work examines human movement over space and time by fragmenting the figures and rendering their bodies abstract. She explores the photographic medium with a captivating installation of forty-two photographs: a subjective vision and experience of time, space, and memory.

Venue
FIAF Gallery
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

Gallery Hours
Tue–Fri, 11am–6pm
Sat, 11am–5pm
Sun & Mon, closed

Free and open
to the public

Wine for the opening reception provided by Château Haut Selve courtesy of Baron Francois Ltd.

FIAF's Spring 2010 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Culturesfrance; the Florence Gould Foundation; New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs; and New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

Black & White Image: Priscille 2009 by Ariane Lopez-Huici
Color Image: Variations for Two #2 by Marilia Destot

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