For Evergreene's seasonal re-opening the gallery presents the works of Pierre Vadi. The artist shows new objects and once again enjoys the exhibition's complete sense of disorientation where he continues to create a strange world letting our common perception be tested.
With resin (obtained with an elaborated process of fabrication) Pierre Vadi constructes ice mountains in crystalized sugar, translucent chainsaws or S+M tender love chains... Offering pieces of doubt and desire to our imagination.
After last year's solo exhibitions at the Swiss Institute (in New York City) and Mamco (in Geneva), Pierre Vadi, at Evergreene, continues to present objects that always question dimensions, space and materials.
In the main section of the gallery, the volume of the room is inhabited by translucent sheets of resin that appear as crumbled sketches, however, these pieces were never originally subjected to any preparatory drawings, instead Pierre Vadi succumbs to their fabrication in an improvised manner.
Each of theses floating objects is a spectral space, playing with the light reflection that provokes poetic contemplation.
Will-o'-the-wisp, the title given to the sculptures, invoke from ancient tales of the naughty little fire devil who misguides the passer-by.
In the same space, ten small casted plaster sculptures (Fils), are laid flat, aligned on the ground.
At first glance, their appearances are child-like, however these figures are also direct references to violence and imprisonment. These small monkeys are tied-up and push- down appearing as a brain puzzle, totem, voodoo doll, trophy, prisoner, tomahawk, a weapon...
In the small room and office space, sculptures called Mission Moderne emphasize more on its fabrication, than its antagonists Will-'o-the-wisp...
Mission Moderne are not cardboards just recovered by another material, but built from an original and seperate model. These works are direct references to traditional constructive buildings, along with architectural scafolding. The final rough appearances are again Pierre Vadi's looking back to primitive inspiration. Further Mission Moderne with its angles and studied volumes and usage of concrete, echos the time of discovery, during the 20's, with the utopia modernism... Mission Modern speaks in gestes of their dreams of accomplishments, desires and creations.
The show draws into the office with two sculptures titled « Wo es war, soll Ich werden » or « Where it was, I should become »...