Philippe Chancel

Datazone #13



11/02/2017 to 12/9/2017


 

As part of Photo Saint Germain, Galerie Catherine & André Hug is exhibiting the project carried out in the Antarctic by Philippe Chancel in 2017: “Datazone 13″.

The Antarctic continent was discovered during the first 30 years of the 20th century. It was an age of pioneers, names that became legendary in connection with the land of ice explored in extreme conditions. The initial 30 years of the 21st century has become the moment to raise questions about this untouched beauty threatened by terrible risks and potential disaster. A growing number of occurrences vouch for this. Geopolitical, economic and above all ecological issues culminate in a most likely accelerated future limiting the core, but already weakened values of our planet at the same rate as the accelerated calving of the ice floe.

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Kourtney Roy

“Sorry No Vacancy”



09/28/2017 to 10/28/2017


 

Catherine et André Hug Gallery presents Kourtney Roy’s third solo exhibition. Sorry, The work continues to use Kourtney Roy’s own image as protagonist in a world where external reality is ripe with strange and mysterious juxtapositions and scenarios.

In Sorry, No Vacancy, the artist has melded the ineffable with the vast and isolated spaces of Southwest Texas. The settings for this series are marginal and transient sites; remote highways, abandoned tourist stops, and lonesome towns that seem to hover over the landscape as ghost images of a past time. These sites become the grounds where Roy performs her cryptic rituals of self-transformation. No Vacancy reveals a parallel universe where the realm of the imaginary spreads itself as a fine netting over the peripheral world.

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Reine Paradis

Jungle



06/08/2017 - 07/20/2017


Shot in many locations throughout America, the photo series «Jungle» takes us on an introspective journey across a symbolic and chromatic world, projected above the limit of reality and imagination.

All the scenes are imagined and conceptualized before shooting in real locations. Once the scene is visualized in it’s entirety, Paradis makes sketches and paints the scene to use as a blue print when photographing the final scene. All the costumes, accessories and origamis are meticulously designed and prepared according to the initial vision of the scene.

Each scene is an adventure and a story in and of itself.

 

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Reine Paradis

“Jungle”



06/08/2017 to 07/13/2017


Reine Paradis constructs narrative photographs staging herself as the central figure in a surreal landscape. Paradis is dressed in orange in her images and is shown interacting in color filled landscapes.

Shot in many locations throughout America, the photo series «Jungle» takes us on an introspective journey across a symbolic and chromatic world, projected above the limit of reality and imagination.

All the scenes are imagined and conceptualized before shooting in real locations. Once the scene is visualized in it’s entirety, Paradis makes sketches and paints the scene to use as a blue print when photographing the final scene. All the costumes, accessories and origamis are meticulously designed and prepared according to the initial vision of the scene.

Each scene is an adventure and a story in and of itself.

 

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Vincent Mercier

441 Palm Springs



04/29/2017 to 06/03/2017


 

Architecture fascinates Vincent Mercier and has left its stamp on his meticulously ordered, geometrical images. Lines are scattered over his landscapes. What Mercier describes in his own personal America, a reflection of the indelible mark left on him by the games of his childhood. His gifts as a colorist give his images a texture all their own. As in Edward Hopper paintings, the rare figures he includes seem frozen in a post-trip time warp. Time has come to a halt in the memory of a photographer seeking to experience this moment for all eternity. Today or tomorrow these images will always have their place: that of an idealized America offering hints of its extremes of temperature and its deathly silence. The dry matte paper conjures up this desert terrain shot through with solitude. Traveling alone, Mercier is not seeking the Other in his photographs; what interests him are these silent, sun-struck landscapes.’

 

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Mona Kuhn

“New Works”



11/03/2016 to 12/17/2016


In conjunction with Photo Saint Germain, Catherine and André Hug Gallery present “Mona Kuhn: New Works ”  a selection of photographs from Kuhn’s two most recent bodies of work, Private and Acido Dorado.                                                                                                                        Kuhn begins each series with a specific color palette and emotion in mind; consequently each body of work is like a lyrical ballad, opening up a dialogue about the human body’s interaction with its physical environment. Her primary focus is the body, and though her early work leans more towards traditional figuration, these pieces see her actively broaden her scope, turning her attention to landscape, abstraction, and the body’s relationship to architecture. Acido Dorado is set inside architect Robert Stone’s secluded modernist structure in Joshua Tree National Park, California. In this series, Kuhn and her subject, close friend and long-time collaborator Jacintha, explore pools, mirrored ceilings and glass walls to produce sandy-colored hallucinations filled with dreamy light leaks and seductive reflections. Landscapes, architectural details, reflections and a single figure repeatedly obscured and dislocated create photographs that verge on abstraction. Kuhn playfully combines a number of visual stratégies; patterning, translucency, and reflectivity and conflates them with the casual closeness of a photographer and her subject. Private proposes a world in which concrete reality and the imaginary are one. Plants and animals on the edge of survival, sun-drenched landscapes and wind-sculpted earth are intercut with a series of nudes that push Kuhn’s renowned sensitivity to human form into unexpected directions. Shot over two years in the Mojave desert Kuhn created a sequence of pictures that is seductive, enigmatic and a little unsettling

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Will Adler and Morgan Maassen

Pacific



09/16/2016 to 10/22/2016


The gallery is keeping up her “american dream” exploration   and extends summer with the exhibition “Pacific” showing Will Adler and Morgan Maassen photography’s.

Will Adler is a 30 year old west coast photographer known for his distinctive take on the surf world. Adler’s laid back, light infused images, convey the spirit and atmosphere of place as much as the action of the sport and have earned him a cult following in surfing and photography circles. , Adler shows pictures from   California   shot for himself and for magazines such as Juxtapoz, Neon, Surfer, WAX, and The New Yorker. For his exhibition at the gallery Catherine and André Hug Adler has invited a friend to exhibit with him, Morgan Maassen a young photographer and filmmaker from Santa Barbara..  Both of them take a more laid-back approach in this series of atmospheric seascapes that focus on sensual pleasure, not athletic feats.

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Group Show

American Dream



july 2nd - July 23 / 2016


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Philippe Chancel

Drive thru



05/11/2016 to 06/15/2016


The Gallery Catherine and André Hug presents Philippe Chancel’s last series “DRIVE THRU” which takes place in Flint.

Flint, USA is the eleventh cardinal point of the Datazone constellation. Neighbouring Detroit, and currently abandoned to a disastrous de-industrialization, the city was once the stronghold of General Motors, main employer and creator of the cult object of American happiness. If the 40s saw the Buick Roadmaster or Slylark become stars of Hollywood’s silver screen, the Riviera, Gran Sport or Wildcat models were television action hero’s best companions, the Special embodied family happiness in the American Dream. Fulfilling the American Dream also meant ownership of a Dream House. A utopian ideal, founded on access to individual housing rather than city ​​building – the guarantee of social peace and Economic development: building houses, filling them with all sorts of appliances, and reaching them by car.                              But Flint is now bloodless. Approaching, Philippe Chancel accomplishes the crossing of Walter Evans’ photography’s graphic and temporal lines. Then, in his own way, the photographer dives into the abandoned neighbourhoods, enters neglected houses, and lays his eyes on the hidden lives – before the brutal wake up to a state of emergency – declared by Barack Obama in 2016, for deadly lead pollution of water supplies, a nefarious consequence of the factories’ grounding.                                                                                                                                       Philippe Chancel refines his documentary approach with a coherent writing: the present is the force that compels him to return to the essential, to remain focused, classic, ineffective and to grasp with precision. By stepping back, he maps disappearance in a proposal to reclaim territories. His photographs awake our humanity, their presence bearing the light of a possible reversal.

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USA, Datazone Flint  2 Série Drive Thru 2015 © Philippe Chancel

Susan Meiselas

Crossings – Over the US-Mexican Border



03/24/2016 To 04/23/2016


 

The Gallery Catherine and André Hug presents the series “Crossings” made in 1989 by Susan Meiselas.

During her long photographic career marked by the temporality of her times, committed to topics that deserve the eye of a witness of history

and united with roaming peoples, Susan Meiselas accompanies migrants as they try to cross the border between the United States and Mexico.

The “Crossings”, series was exhibited for the first time in 1990 at the Art Institute of Chicago, portrays the risks taken by men and women

to cross the border, the dividing line between two Americas, between two realities. They are propelled across this point of entry for a better

life, drawn by the American dream, a symbol of freedom and democracy.

 

 

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Dennis Stock

The California Trip



From 02/05/2016 to 03/19/2016


Continuing our exploration of the American dream the gallery  exhibits from February 5 to March 12, 2016 the series “California Trip” conducted in 1968 by Dennis Stock. American photographer - sent to Hollywood to start his career with the Magnum Photos Agency - gave birth to series of photographs in black and white, which proved timeless Hollywood legends and masters of jazz, but also various subcultures such as biker gangs or hippies communities. For the legendary series The California Trip (1968), Dennis Stock traveled around and along the west coast of the United States, photographing  the heyday of the hippie culture thus fulfilling a real journey of initiation.

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USA. California. 1968. Venice Beach Rock Festival.

Kourtney Roy

Enter as fiction



10/28/2015 to 12/5/2015


 

 

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Raymond Depardon

“Manhattan Out” / “Correspondance new-yorkaise”



September the 19th till october the 24th 2015


In 1980, Raymond Depardon has just joined Agence Magnum and for his series
Manhattan Out, he leaves for New York with a friend. Every day, he takes his camera ,pops it around his neck, and along his daily wanderings starts shooting with no focus from his chest.
On the following year in summer 1981, the photographer returns to New York
and begins Correspondance new yorkaise for the french newspaper Libération Beeing asked to send a caption daily picture from Big Apple to the newspaper, he delivers a very personal vision of New York through the melancholic view of a man permanently reflecting on the surrounding world.

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USA. 1981.

Bruce Gilden, Susan Meiselas , Kourtney Roy, Joni Sternbach, Vasantha Yogananthan

Summer Show



06/23/2015 to 07/22/2015


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Joni Sternbach

Surfland



05/06/2015 to 06/13/2015


Galerie Hug is very pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Paris of Joni Sternbach’s critically acclaimed series, Surfland.
Her ongoing project is comprised of contemporary tintype portraits of surfers created using the historic wet-plate collodion process. The photographs are a unique blending of subject matter and photographic technique. Using this instantaneous process, Sternbach creates one-of-a-kind artworks that are imbued with a feeling of ambiguity, timelessness and mystery.

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Jean Queyrat

“Cheyenne, Wy”



04/10/2015 au 05/02/2015


“Cheyenne , Wy ” is Jean Queyrat first solo exhibition in the gallery. In this series Jean Queyrat photographed Larry , Jim, Tom , Bill, Ned … These are some of the names that forged the American West legend .
Wind, rain, snow , sun, carved these men’s faces.
Looks like nature made them take a test before hiring them .
They watch over the bison which have almost disappeared from the Great Plains ……
Those who enjoy the comfort of a routine life go their way .
Larry , Jim, Tom , Bill , Ned are characters who take on the role of a lifetime and Jean, through these photographs, makes us share their fate which mold the Great Plains bison ..

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Maroesjka Lavigne

Island



Du 05/03/2015 au 04/04/2015


Maroesjka Lavigne is born in 1989 , she lives and Work in Gang (Belgium). At the age of 21, the young Belgian photographer Lavigne spent four months driving alone across Iceland, pulled to the stark scenery. In her series “Island” ,snow becomes an amorphous studio backdrop, indeterminate but infinitely malleable. It swallows ground and sky; coats buses, boats, and intrepid sight-seers; and then transforms again into a bleached sink basin, chalky house paint, and a plume of white steam. In Ísland the world may be pale, but life is anything but colorless.

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winter show



From 12/12/2014 to 17/01/2015


Maroesjka Lavigne; Ebbe Stubb, George Tatge; Stuart Franklin, Tribble & Mancenido

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MIKI NITADORI

ODYSSEY



from 06/11/2014 to 29/11/2014


For the month of photography organized by the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Catherine et André Hug gallery presents “Odyssey” by Miki Nitadori. It is part of a collective project organized by Valérie Fougeirol around the theme “Famous Anonymous People and Amateurs”. For this exhibition Miki focused on Japanese immigration in Hawaii, which started at the end of the nineteenth century. These Japanese-American photographs, which range from the beginning of the XIXth century up to the 1950s, will be the centerpieces of the exhibition. Miki scanned and enlarged these images, transferring them by hand onto printed fabrics representing a diverse range of cultural, traditional and symbolic models. They each reflect a particular environment and community.

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OBSERVE, OBSERVE PERPETUALLY



from 02/10/2014 to 31/10/2014


The gallery presents an exhibition of black and white photos around landscape. The works from George Tatge ,Adam Katseff, Stuart Franklin( Narcissus) and Shinya Ichikawa (Mother lake)answer to Virginia Woolf who recommend “”Observe, observe perpetually” until landscape’s spiritual dimension comes out.La galerie présente une exposition de photographies en noir et blanc autour du paysage. Les travaux de George Tatge ,Adam Katseff, Stuart Franklin( Narcissus) and Shinya Ichikawa (Mother lake) répondent à Virginia Woolf qui recommande « Observe, observe perpetually » jusqu’à apprécier la dimension spirituelle du paysage…

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JESSICA CRAIG MARTIN

THE OPTIMISTS



from 17/04/2014 to 24/05/2014


Jessica Craig-Martin in her exhibition “The Optimists” in Catherine and André Hug Gallery reveals once again the distance between the hypocrisy of celebrity magazines and reality behind.”I m not interested in the individual but in the compulsive celebration, voyeurism, judgment ans conspicuous consumption that are endemic to our culture. I find beauty in the optimism, mistaken as it may be, as perhaps all optimismis. My camera wants to eradicate the personnal. I see my work as abstract studies of sequins, evicted mollusks ans air conditioned mink , vanity, excess, vulnerability, arcan social, failed armor, imagining the oscars is more fabulous than beeing there. Glamour is a mirage as you approach it, it evaporates” JCM.

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KOURTNEY ROY

FIXED IN NO-TIME



Du 06/03/2014 au 05/04/2014


Kourtney Roy mixes fiction and self-portrait through female characters too perfect encapsulated in the banality of another time .. In her wonderful presence, the heroin expects the other to give a meaning to the story and her self-portraits are movies with a unique function

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MATTHIAS SCHALLER

DISPORTRAITS



Du 30/01/2014 au 01/03/2014


Disportraits explores the correlation between the concepts of distance and space, presence and absence, and ultimately, the human condition. Matthias Schaller says ” I think the astronaut suit is a metaphor for human beings. Through them I am able in a visual and simple way to show that I believe we are all astronauts. We are all alone, we are isolated from each other. And we are all trying by verbal and non-verbal communication to get in contact with each other. To not feel alone. Each individual is a space with its own rules, materials, history and relations to the space outside of itself.”

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ACEY HARPER

NO LIMITS 2



From 05/12/2013 to 18/01/2014


.For his second exhibition in the gallery , Acey Harper keeps surprising us with his shoots from these athletic artists in unexpected places, without makeup, costumes or artificial lighting. “I always tried to make the landscape and the acrobat become one,”says Acey Harper .. Thus his subjects are dangling from trees, rafters, industrial cranes and old train trestles, making hand stands in subway stations and on cracked desert floors, floating in the woods, flying over water, hanging from the sides of the buildings

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SUSAN MEISELAS

PRINCE STREET GIRLS



From 06/11/2013 to 30/11/2013


The Gallery dedicates a solo exhibition at the great figure of American Photojournalism, Susan Meiselas (born 1948) and more particularly to her former documentary projects in the streets of New York in the late 1970s. In the Little Italy neighborhood, Susan Meiselas photographed and watched grow ” Prince Street Girls” She captured their daily lives, after school or at the beach with a primary focus on their intimate relationships.

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After school on the corner of Prince and Mott Streets, NYC 1976