MISE A JOUR is an exhibition proposed by the French painter Xavier
Noiret-Thomé with Erwan Mahéo, T. Kelly Mason and Xavier Noiret-Thomé.
The work of all three artists share a common interest in both unwinding
quotation and the wrapped and twisted references to the history of Art,
Literature, Cinema, Design, Architecture, Pop Music and Strip Cartoons,
that form and inform the conditions of contemporary life.
show will gather works such as Vladimir, Alexandre, Sherrie et moi by
the French Erwan Mahéo (a self-portrait of the artist through the glass
of the frame of a portrait of Maïakovski by Rodchenko by Sherrie
Levine), paintings from the series Décomposition by Xavier Noiret-Thomé
(embezzlement of the abstract geometry of Mondrian’s paintings). The
American artist T. Kelly Mason will show new work based on a reading of
Gerhard Richter’s candle series and the choreography of Michael
Through those references and mise-en-abyme (André
Gide’s term for internal duplications or frames within frames) and the
infinite regress implicit in this idea, the exhibition MISE A JOUR
brings into light the way in which these artists construct various and
distorted concepts of time within the viewing and the construction of
their works. Historical time and real time collide and ricochet about
within the space and installation of these works.
space of the Galerie Tanit, Xavier Noiret-Thomé has placed the work of
these artists together in an elliptical installation which sets out to
emphasize the common ideas of these artists and to discover, through
juxtaposition, where, in fact, these shared sensibilities might lead.
Mise A Jour Invitation