The world is burning both physically and morally. Carbon is being consumed more and more and with it the soul of humanity. Miracle energy, abundant and cheap, is the basis of our system. More and more machines in the service of immediacy, ready to satisfy the slightest desire on the altar of consumption. The God of growth is seductive with its promises of opulence, but the earth is bled dry and we are hurtling faster and faster towards the wall of reality. The dream becomes a nightmare. We live in the tropical American city of these photos on a daily basis. A Hollywood setting where we are the actors, the consumers, the decision makers. The habit, the routine, the need to fit into the system ankyloses our free will. The choices are limited, our contradictions numerous, but we can simply open our eyes. See the neon lights, the advertising signs, the light that attracts, that stirs our desires to the depths of the now American, concrete, artificial night. The causes here illuminate the consequences of climate change. Tropical vegetation occupies the landscape, Florida comes to invite itself at the foot of the Pyrenees. All of these photos were taken in the urban area of Pau. A strong unity of place to better extrapolate to any other place, with the same problems. And if the climate becomes tropical here, it will be the desert further south. To see in order to become fully aware of the world in which we live, how much it is changing. To see other scenes that I could have photographed,
to change my point of view and become sensitive to this multiplicity of clues. To finally see beyond appearances to understand the implications for our lives and those of our children. The ostrich syndrome is no longer acceptable, it is urgent to change the paradigm.
Exhibition from May 12 to June 10, 2023.
Ségolène Brossette Galerie, which represents a large majority of French artists, defends a committed art while creating bridges with the sensitive world. Through its exhibitions, the Gallery wishes to question our relationship with the living world as well as with our civilisation, driven by sociological, ecological and identity-related commitments. However, aestheticism always has a very important place in its artistic choices, with a writing that is both poetic and contemporary.
Originally specialised in photography, the gallery now wishes to allow dialogue between different art forms: photography, drawing, video, performance, design, sculpture or installation.
Since 2019 the gallery has moved to rue Guénégaud in the 6th arrondissement of Paris in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The gallery is affiliated with the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art (CPGA – French Art Dealers Committee) and has an edition activity, producing catalogues made for the solo shows of the artists at the gallery. The Gallery participates every year in events such as Photo Saint-Germain or Paris Gallery Weekend, as well as in contemporary art fairs such as Art Paris or Approche.
Christophe Beauregard, Elise Bergamini, Fabien de Chavanes, Marielle Degioanni, Xavier Dumoulin, Mathieu Delacroix, Michele Landel, Julia Morlot, Laurence Nicola, Bertrand Robert, Tania & Lazlo