15th December – 9th February 2013
PV Friday 14 December 2012, 6 – 8 PM
Laure Genillard are pleased to present new works by Michel Verjux in his first solo exhibition in the UK. Born in 1956 and based in Paris, Verjux has used light as his primary medium from 1983. His works are constructed by projecting circular beams on walls, or into the environment with a powerful projector. Circular or semi-circular, truncated or involving a shadow, the light projections relate to a moment in time in a given space. The ‘éclairages’ reflect on the act of showing through multiple profiles, cuts and points of focus.
‘My aim is to use its capacity both to move us and to provoke physical interactions with different elements, factors and parameters that are specific to the work as well as to the place we are in and the moment at which it is exposed, and of course, at the same time, to use its capacity to question the way we look upon the world at large' Père-Lachaise studio, Paris, 2010
Recent museum exhibitions include; forthcoming, ‘Lumineux, Dynamique, Espace et vision dans l’art de nos jours à 1913’ Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris spring 2013. Breathe, Walk, Look, Dallas Contemporary Art Center, 2011 .Le mur, l’espace, l’architecte, Museum Fernand Léger, Biot, 2010. Sous le plafond (sur le sol, exactement),Villa Arson, Centre national d’art contemporain, Nice, 2010. FUTURfestARTEdiLUCE. Luci dal Futuro. La Notte del centenario, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Milan, 2009.
Recent gallery exhibitions include; forthcoming, David Tremlett/Michel Verjux, Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris (January 2013). Deux fois deux, duo show with Cécile Bart, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva 2011. Respiration, galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, 2011. Poursuite à la façade, galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, 2010. Prima di tutte le cose, Arte Studio Invernissi, Milan, 2009