Raymonde April at Galerie Donald Browne

Raymonde April  |  Near You No Cold : two exhibitions on India

Near You No Cold
Partie 1_Near You

Exhibition at Galerie Donald Browne: March 7 – April 11, 2015
Vernissage: March 7, 2015 at 4pm

This body of work examines intimacy and domesticity through a fragmented narrative of small and large-size photographs. Views of an apartment at daytime or at night, windows, suspended clothes, kitchen ustensils, bedrooms, fruit and vegetable are juxtaposed with larger views of the busy, chaotic background of the city. Presence with absence, bits of conversations in broken language (near you, no cold). Fleeting portraits, unidentified shadows.

Near You No Cold
2_No Cold
Exhibition at Centre Clark, 5455, avenue de Gaspé, Espace 114, Montreal: March 13-April 19, 2015
Vernissage: March 12 at 7pm

Located in Mazgaon, an industrial district of Mumbai in the process of gentrification, the neighborhood of the studio offers an array of contrasting views: railroads, warehouses, small traditional shops, precarious dwellings, slums, highway construction sites, cozy apartment buildings, cats, rats, dogs and crows. The photographic series are built with repetition and devoted to a specific scene: a woman throwing plastic tarps in a fire; a sanctuary maintained by believers along a busy road; variations on dusty objects and furniture. The viewers are invited to touch the images, to flip them in order to see the images underneath, experiencing the «no cold» effect of the city and people.

(text: Galerie Donald Browne)

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