Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery
7 Sep → 2 Nov 2021
Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
The American artist has been greatly affected by the global pandemic, both in the impact on his country and in his intimate relationships. Generally, his sculptures are vivid and full of color. But for his latest series, the artist wanted to bring light where darkness has settled. Recent events have only reinforced this need for white and purity, like a return to the essential, a shared simplicity to better rebirth from the ashes. The main material of the works is light, and in essence, shadow. The title of the exhibition, Yielding Place, echoes that of the work at the heart of this solo show. A thin, leafless branch held together by a lead entity gives the sculpture the appearance of a freshly sprouted sapling. The form of the tree, for the first time summoned in the work of Paul Wallach, encourages renewal. Moreover, this ensemble appears both as the memory of the world before and as the strength to erase everything in order to better start again. While it is the centerpiece of the exhibition, the pyramidal shape of Yielding Place leads the eye to the other compositions, which are just as fresh and bright: Plus Lointain's white-on-white tones fade onto the gallery wall, also white; N'a de fin soars from floor to ceiling with the help of a steel wire held by two steel structures; as for Mirror Mirror, as its name suggests, is a mirror supported by a wooden structure that reflects light onto the wall. Original works for Paul Wallach who usually uses mainly wood and other organic materials to express the vulnerability of existence.