Peter Freeman, Inc. is pleased to announce our participation in ADAA: The Art Show, at the Park Avenue Armory from 27 February – 3 March 2019, where we will mount a solo booth featuring two new series of drawings and photographs by Paris-based artist Dove Allouche.
Always photo-based, Allouche makes drawings that explore the subject and materials of photography, and photographs that revive forgotten or obsolete processes. His images often balance the medium's capture of the instantaneous and fleeting in counterpoint to the very slow labor-intensive drawing methods he uses, and makes photographs that explore their inherent properties of material, transfer, inversion, and reproduction, all in a poetic way in which the means of representation often become metaphors for what is happening within the image.
Dove Allouche, a leporello book with reproductions, and a comprehensive text by Drew Sawyer, curator of photography at the Brooklyn Museum, is now available. In his text, Sawyer describes the new work works, excerpted here:
“For his new series Emission Lines (2018), Allouche produced a set of drawings of solar flares, based on photographs that he made from the Paris Observatory on the morning of June 15, 2018, a day of particularly intense solar activity. Emission lines refer to the fact that glowing hot gas emits lines of bright light at certain wavelengths which are visible in the presence of a broad spectrum from a colder source. Rather than limiting the color of the glass to the element Iron 18, Allouche has explored the effects of other elements found in the sun’s atmosphere; for example, Iron 12 produces a yellow-brown wavelength at temperatures of 1 million kelvin while Helium produces an orange wavelength around 50,000 kelvin...For his corresponding series Absorption Lines (2018), Allouche worked with the Observatory once again to take photographs of absorption lines (which refer to the tendency of cool atmospheric gas to absorb lines of light) produced by different elements, including Hydrogen, Iron, and Strontium, and then enlarged the abstract images. Working with a chemist, he printed the images in pure platinum, which not only produces greater variations of black but also absorbs into the paper fibers themselves, echoing the idea of Fraunhofer’s lines. Darkness where there was once light.”
During The Art Show, please find us at Booth B11. The Art Show opens with a Preview Gala on Wednesday, 27 February. General hours are Wednesday–Friday: 12 to 8 pm; Saturday 12 to 7 pm; Sunday 12 to 5 pm.
For reproduction requests, interviews with the artist, and general inquiries, please contact the gallery at +1 212 966 5154 or [email protected].