Foco Gallery is pleased to present AD MIRE, a solo show by Pauline Guerrier.
Curated by Anne-Laure Peressin.
Opening Thursday, May 18th -from 6pm
The exhibition AD MIRE presents the work of Pauline Guerrier under the curatorship of Anne-Laure Peressin at FOCO Gallery (Lisbon) from 18 May to 24 June 2023.
According to Pauline Guerrier, embroidery, straw marquetry, tapestry and blown glass are all materials and gestures that allow her to embody her emotions.
Being “on edge”, “having a sore throat” or “a broken heart”, these pictorial expressions exist to illustrate our emotions through forms. A way of making them tangible. Our body is an emotional cartography where links between the simple idea of existing and that of meeting the world and others are interwoven.
Because they escape us, emotions operate as a form of memory of human beings. If humans have constructed myths to translate their emotions and invent themselves through them, Pauline Guerrier questions the relationships between heritage, culture, beliefs, memory and intimacy.
Mythology, charged with motifs and symbols that personify emotion, was one of the sources of reflection for the artist in putting this exhibition together: she saw in metamorphoses a way of questioning how emotions affect and transform bodies.