valerie blass

Parisian Laundry project @ THE HOLE NYC / Valérie Blass

valerie blass

Parisian Laundry project @ THE HOLE NYC / Valérie Blass

Parisian Laundry

Parisian Laundry is thrilled to announce its third Parisian Laundry Project featuring a solo presentation of Valérie Blass hosted at The Hole, at 312 Bowery in New York City’s Lower East Side. Opening Wednesday November 13th from 6pm to 9pm, the exhibition will run until November 27th, 2013.

Valérie Blass presents new sculptures and photographs that explore intersections between three-dimensional object and image. Her works shift our recognition through assemblage and theatrical staging. Like the black curtain that conceals a backstage, Blass provides hints at mechanisms of interchangeability. This oscillation between object and subject offers a captivating perception of complex and playful material transformations.

Valérie Blass holds an MFA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. She has had solo institutional exhibitions in Montréal, Québec City, Toronto and Calgary. Blass’ work is found in the collections of The National Gallery of Canada, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, The Musée national des beaux arts du Québec, The Royal Bank of Canada, The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and innumerable corporate and private collections throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. In 2012, Blass was commissioned by Public Art Fund New York for a yearlong group exhibition at the MetroTech Center and was selected to participate in the major survey exhibition, Oh, Canada, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2013, Blass’ work was included alongside such artists as Abbas Akhavan, Nick Relph and LaToya Ruby Fraser in the exhibition Traces of Life in Berlin, Germany. The work of Valérie Blass was most recently presented parallel to the Istanbul Biennale at the Art International Istanbul fair and in a group exhibition curated by Geoffrey Farmer at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Blass’ third major solo exhibition at Parisian Laundry will open in January 2014.


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