Monday, October 5, 2009

Clic Gallery | "SPACE PROJECT" | Vincent Fournier




OCT 6 - NOV 1, 2009

Clic Gallery, 424 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

SPACE PROJECT is a photography series based on Fournier’s fascination with the Jules Verne novel “From the Earth to the Moon.” Fournier photographed observatories and astronaut training stations in some of the most desolate places in the world, including the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center of the Russian Federation, the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, and the Atacama Desert Observatories in Chile. His ghostly, composed photographs--mysterious, space suited men walking on a vast desert plain, a researcher quietly sitting in a blindingly white sterile environment, abandoned monitors blinking codes in a simulation room—have an otherworldly, unreal aesthetic. In these fascinating images, Fournier explores the paranoia and darkness of man’s attraction to the disconnect of space.

Photographer VINCENT FOURNIER was born in Burkina Faso, studied in France, and is now based in Belgium. He holds a diploma from the Ecole Nationale de la Photographie. He has exhibited at Acte 2 Galerie in Paris, the Young Gallery in Brussels, the Marunouchy Gallery in Tokyo, 27AD in Bergamo and has participated in festivals and fairs in Paris, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo and Switzerland. This is his first show in New York.

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