Avenue des Arts is pleased to present «Midnight», a solo exhibition by French artist Reine Paradis. An opening reception with the artist will take place on Saturday, June 23rd from 6 – 9 PM.
This exhibition will comprise 10 large scale prints from Reine Paradis’ new photo series
Reine Paradis constructs narrative photographs staging herself as the central figure in a sur- real landscape. Paradis is dressed in bright colored costumes in her images and is shown interacting in colorful landscapes. Shot in many locations throughout America, her photo se- ries takes us on an introspective journey across a symbolic and chromatic world, projected above the limit of reality and imagination. All the scenes are imagined and conceptualized before shooting in real locations. Once the scene is visualized in its entirety, Paradis makes sketches and paints the scene to use as a blueprint when photographing the final scene. All the costumes, accessories and scuptures are designed and prepared according to the initial vision of the scene. All the objects are meticulously designed and placed within the scene, along with Paradis herself as the central figure. Each scene is an adventure and a story in and of itself.