30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
For Art-O-Rama 2019 Dürst Britt & Mayhew is proud to present a duo exhibition by Jacqueline de Jong and Alexandre Lavet. Both artists share a strong interest in reading and suspense and their presentation is a play on crime scenes and the search for clues in order to ‘complete the picture’.
Inspiration for Jacqueline de Jong’s ‘Série Noire’ from 1981 came from the French series of crime novels by the same name that have been published since 1945 by Gallimard. During her Paris years in the 1960s De Jong had always enjoyed reading these novels. Because the covers of these books offered nothing but imageless black, De Jong decided to take the titles themselves and set about finding pictures to fit the stories. Alexandre Lavet’s installation consists of various trompe l’oeuil objects relating to his own personal library and notions of sleeping and relaxation.
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