The very specific reality of Emily Ludwig Shaffer’s universe explores the uncanny worlds that arise between idealized forms and environments and the frames through which we experience them. Ludwig Shaffer works predominantly in painting and sculpture, and art and architecture often serve as reference points and backdrops for the artist, but other aesthetic traditions such as gardening and weaving also inform her work. Influenced by Naive and Surrealist movements, the artist’s work evokes Magritte, who said “All my work results from a feeling of certainty that we do indeed belong to an enigmatic universe.”
Emily Ludwig Shaffer, “Specific Reality,” first solo show of the artist, on view from 26 May to 20 July 2018 at PACT.
1. PACT is the acronym from our initials: Pierre-Arnaud (Doucède) and Charlotte Trivini. 2. PACT reflects our commitment to display the talent of emerging artists, with none or very little visibility in France, whether or not they are recognized abroad. 3. PACT emphasizes prospective and/ or disruptive artistic practices (new technologies, artificial intelligence, digital or hybrid works, etc.) 4. PACT also refers to the way we design each exhibition as an artistic pact. Thus, each show is subject to an enriching conversation: - Either with the work of another artist who influenced the exhibited works (a contemporary art work, a modern one, Art Brut, Tribal Art, etc.) or through an innovative scenography; - Or through the intervention of someone or something inside or outside the contemporary art world, whose work or reflection correlates to the theme of the exhibition (a mathematician, dancer, surgeon, film director, etc.)
Michael Bevilacqua / Amy Brener / Fred Forest / Dorian Gaudin / Ethan Greenbaum / Sarah Meyohas / Manuel Scano Larrazàbal