Photography is coming back to the Elysées Mermoz!
Erosions presents photographs from different series that are linked by the chosen disposition in the exhibition space.
These images show suspended and in-between moments. They suggest the instant before or after an important, unexplained, dramatic event, probably decisive for the characters one encounters in the images. Emotionally distancing themselves from their environment, they seem trapped in their thoughts, as one could be prior to taking a decision and taking action.
The buildings, possible living spaces, also seem to be on hold.
The swirl of a river, the erosion of mountains or of a solitary rock island refer to the mean movements that shape landscapes, in another duration than the instant in which the characters are represented. A mineral, misty landscape gives a counterpoint, suggesting a possible exodus.
As in film-stills, from an imaginary movie, the elements visible in the photographs become clues for the viewer to create a fiction from what remains unseen.
Born in 1979, Margaret Dearing lives and works in Paris. She graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles and Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy. Her groups of photographs present fictions evoking a separation from the man-made world. She questions the organization of contemporary landscapes and the instrumentalization of the environment, as well as her perception of architectural and urban spaces. Her groups of photographs attempt to show connections between landscape, urban spaces and individuals.
Margaret Dearing regularly exhibits her work.
Main Exhibitions : Rencontres Photographiques de Solignac, 2012; Intervalle, Galerie du Pavillon, Pantin, 2011; Mois Off de la photographie, Paris, 2010; Faux-Raccord, Galerie 19, Angers, 2010; Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris, 2008; Fallen, F-stop International Photography festival, Leipzig, 2008; Niveau O, Galerie de l’Erban, Nantes, 2008; Yokohama VDO COLLECTION 07, Red Brick Ware House, Yokohama, 2007
Exhibition Erosions by Margaret Dearing, Elysées Mermoz Hotel, from May 24th to August 31st 2012.