''Paradoxe Poétique''might seem to be a change of pace for Wade Wilson Art, which usually features concrete painters. But actually, guest curator Laure Parise selected French painter Jean-Baptiste Lyonnet and photographer Antoine Grospiron-Jaccoux precisely because their work closely reflects the gallery’s abstract aesthetic. Both focus on color and light, but in different ways.
“With [photographer Grospiron-Jaccoux], you don’t always know what you’re looking at,” says Parise. “The work is figurative, yes, but from an abstract approach. You see a white line and you think it might be a wave, but as you come closer, you have a surprise. Is it sky? Sea? Waves? Clouds? I like the way the artist presents it. It’s not just, ‘I’m gonna show clouds.’ You think it’s something, and then, oh, it’s something else. This is totally matching what Wilson is showing in his gallery.”
While Grospiron-Jaccoux’s photographs show natural landscapes, Lyonnet’s paintings depict architectural landscapes made up of abandoned industrial buildings in Lyon.
This exhibit is the first U. S. showing for both artists. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through May 26. 4411 Montrose. For information, call 713-521-2977 or visit www.wadewilsonart.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: April 19. Continues through May 26, 2012