Exhibitions at NextLevel Galerie
NextLevel is pleased to announce John Chiara’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and for the first time in Europe. San Francisco-based artist John Chiara pushes the boundaries of the photographic medium through his choice of process and the mastery of its possibilities. His approach is distinguished by its incredible physicality and recalls the early days of the medium when artists dealt with heavy, awkward equipment and endured long exposure and development times. Chiara’s g… more
For his second solo exhibition at NextLevel Galerie, French photographer Ronan Guillou will present his latest and previously unseen work, Truth or Consequences, in an exhibition coordinated by Lily Matras in collaboration with Swiss composer and sound artist Robin Meier.
The year is 1950, and the American radio-show Truth or Consequences is about to celebrate its tenth anniversary. To mark the occasion, host Ralph Edwards announces that he will arrange a special recording from whichever Amer… more
For his third personal exhibition at NextLevel Galerie, FX Combes presents Unsaturated Diptychs, seven new major works in large-format in which photography and painting contaminate each other.
“I have made photographs that form the basis material in this series during helicopter flights over Paris and its suburbs, one day when the light crushed the city.” Using digital software voluntarily “inappropriate” to destroy and reconstruct his original pictures, FX Combes car… more
Reading time Internet is like a vast ocean into which we can throw everything and from which we can extract anything. It is our noosphere, the great magma of the entire planet’s mental content. It is from here that Hugo Aveta extracts the videos that he then projects, frame by frame, onto a photographic emulsion, to create the images in this exhibition. One could say that it is alchemy applied to the image, to memory and to time.
Time is Hugo Aveta’s primary material. Condensed, cod… more
With a well-established international reputation, Japanese photographer Naruki Oshima (born in 1963, Osaka, Japan) is especially known for his work «Reflections», fascinating images of contemporary glass façades that, thanks to the quality of straightforward four by five film photography with subtle digital reworking, unsettle the perception of our environment. Despite the pictures’ clearly urban setting, nature is nonetheless present, filtering in through the transpar… more
Doppelgänger by Céline Nieszawer is now coming to an end at NextLevel gallery. This highly acclaimed photography and video show is the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery and runs until Saturday the 12th of January.
Interview by Damien Sausset
Art critic, Director of Centre d’art «Transpalette» in Bourges
English translation by Miranda Salt
Damien Sausset: Series are a recurring theme in your work. What was the driving inspiration behind this on… more