Presented in the gallery’s historic Ely Room, new works by Sylvie Fleury will be shown alongside pieces from three of the artist’s most significant series – her makeup palettes, a new neon sign installation referencing Christian Dior’s iconic fragrance, Hypnotic Poison, and a new soft Rocket, building on the artist’s earlier rocket works and defying the taut sleekness typically associated with spaceships.
Engaging with the mechanics of materialistic desire, the aesthetics of beauty and the construction of value, Sylvie Fleury’s sleek, alluring works provide a lens through which contemporary politics of gender, beauty and consumerism can be re-evaluated. Her artistic practice, which spans sculpture, performance, installation and painting, combines Marcel Duchamp’s idea of the ready-made with Andy Warhol’s preoccupation with consumer culture frequently employing materials and processes associated with early Conceptualism, Pop Art, and Minimalism.
|Duration||02 April 2019 - 11 May 2019|
|Venue||Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac|
|Address||Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NJ|
|Contact||4402038138400 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.ropac.net|