“What the black brings back to life” Pauline De Cabarrus

Exposition et peintures Pauline De Cabarus

“What the black brings back to life” Pauline De Cabarrus

Exhibition / Painting

From February 13 to March 13, 2020



“What the black brings back” is an exhibition imagined in the dark for the Villa Douce by Pauline De Cabarrus. The latter therefore includes paintings, engravings and installations.

The space plunging us into the dark and a scenography envisaged using projections of artificial light. As a result, this allows shadow play and brings a dreamlike dimension to the works. This brings us back to mythology as the account of the origins of painting among the Greeks.

The shadows and the lighting effects add elements that reality does not show us, and allow us to study plastically the concepts of duplication, appearance and disappearance, and accumulation, resulting in the installation by a repetition of the same object, modifying our gaze on it. “The quantity creates a change, the object is canceled as an object,” said Arman.

Thus, through this exhibition, an artistic research around space is put forward, while exploring the central notion of memory. The strata constituting the passage of time process through the accumulation of objects, matter, layers of ink and paint. Objects that are usually used to keep memories, such as boxes, display cases or even flasks, evoke memories in the viewer and acquire a new history by becoming the medium of plastic works.




Villa Douce
Bd de la Paix
51100 Reims

Additional Info

Reservation with SUAC on 03 26 91 84 15

Opening Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Villa Douce
Finishing on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Villa Douce


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