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Art August, 4 2010

“Le Deuil” at IFF Galerie

Gavin Morrison and Kendra Johnson have recently opened IFF Galerie in Marseille. The inaugural exhibition, Le Deuil, opened on July 10 and continues through August 15, 2010.

About the exhibition -

IFF’s first exhibition in Marseille will be a group show of work related, in differing ways, to the idea of mourning. The ritualization of emotion and the pervading presence of an absent person, object or idea is captivated in a diversity of signs and gestures. Mourning does not only follow death, a sense of mourning haunts our everyday life and relationships. The knowledge that death will come to everyone tinges our interactions with a dark pallor. The exhibition develops ideas of this aspect of mourning as well as relating to that which has already gone. The work in the exhibition is at times literal but elsewhere a more lyrical association with mourning exists. In these times of ideological change mourning of the past exists as a constant presence.

Installation views from Le Deuil follow after the jump.

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