Last Chance: Martine Fougeron

Cory Jacobs
Nov 4, 2013 3:36PM

This is the last week to visit Martine Fougeron's Teen Tribe at The Gallery at Hermès. The show runs through this Friday, November 8th.  

Adrien Departing for School (2005) is one of my favorite images from the show. As Fougeron explains, "It is early morning, Adrien is 14. He is leaving for school some 6 miles away on his bicycle. He is putting on my oversized jean jacket mostly to hide his very classical uniform for the Lycée Français de New York." 

Fougeron was influenced by Vermeer's intimate approach to domesticity. The morning light, the searching gesture, the hair, his Mom's oversized jean jacket: it's a perfect summation of the delicate and precarious moment between being a child and an adult.

Cory Jacobs