All That Glitters: A Group Show Doused in Gold
It’s gold—or rather, “GOLD!” And it’s the subject of a new group show at Galerie Agnès Monplaisir in Paris. The capitalization and punctuation announce the artists’ enthusiasm for the material. And why not? Besides diamonds, perhaps, what other material is such an across-the-board symbol of wealth and prosperity? The show’s 10 artists represent a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
In some cases, the artwork transmits a direct message about what gold means within a specific cultural context. The artist
Also representing South America is the Brazilian artist
Other artists featured in “GOLD!” hail from England, France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, and the Afro-Brazilian state of Bahia, Brazil. Walking around the exhibit, the viewer has the intriguing task of trying to guess which works correspond to which cultures. One thing is clear: no matter where the artists are from, or what their cultural influences might be, the material itself, noble and glittering, is the great unifier.
“GOLD!” is on view at Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Paris, Mar. 20–Apr. 18, 2015.