THE EMMAUS BRIDE
15 November 2008 – 10 January 2009
Praz-Delavallade is pleased to present Thomas Fougeirol’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The series The Emmaüs Bride, where Fougeirol introduces the pictorial technique of imprinting materials onto the surface of the canvas, marks a shift in his practice. Using curtains and sheets bought in Emmaüs (a thrift store reselling donated goods for charity purposes) to create an impression on the canvas, he creates mysterious images reminiscent of early nineteenth-century photograms. The tactical composition of negative and positive space is central to his method of constructing images. Between apparition and dissolution, the painting is waiting to be revealed.