Dohyang Lee Galerie, 73-75, rue Quincampoix 75003 Paris

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Press Release

Vanishing Point, Vantage Point brings together Elena Damiani and Magali Lefebvre in a show that references concerns relating to perspective, such as points-of-view and vanishing points. The two artists enter into a dialogue with architecture and question the manner of representation obtained through the conical projection of an object.

In the work of Elena Damiani, architecture functions as a means of representing different conceptions with regards to landscape. The Palimpsests 1 & 2 series - in which the definition itself integrates the idea of alteration and recomposition of previous material - is a series of collages where diverse architectural and natural elements are merged together giving place to scenarios where all historical times and locations are flattened to a single layer. The urban landscape oscillates between representation of the ephemeral and the inescapable traces of the past. This architecture, where ruin predominates, plays on an ambiguity of scale and on a strong connotative dimension, to offer a construction that is as retrospective as it is forward-looking. It is in these disturbed and desolated territories, where each element loses its geographical location that Elena Damiani records a personal archive of a manufactured time.

For this exhibition, Magali Lefebvre brings together works from the Playtime Without a Perspectograph project produced during her residency at Wiels in Brussels, 2010. It is a project built around seven pieces, developing the progress from plan to form, from image to volume. This body of work contains willfully abstracted constructions joined to the ground by thin wooden poles. The minimalist modules create an anonymous architecture, a modeling of the real. Through the apparition of these forms, Magali Lefebvre invites us to produce movement in a static image, to experience a new cognitive dimension.

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