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Rebecca Warren

Tout Ce Que Le Ciel Permet (solo show)
Le Consortium, Dijon
3 February - 20 May 2018

Rebecca Warren, installation view, Le Consortium, Dijon, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Le Consortium, Dijon. © André Morin
Rebecca Warren, installation view, Le Consortium, Dijon, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Le Consortium, Dijon. © André Morin

Tout Ce Que Le Ciel Permet is the French translation of All That Heaven Allows, both literally and figuratively. Rebecca Warren initially conceived this exhibition for Tate St Ives in Cornwall, an outcrop of land at the edge of the sea, which she said evoked for her – along with Douglas Sirk’s film from which she borrowed the title for her show – the idea of ‘freedom and limitation’. Having moved eastward and inland to Dijon, the exhibition reconfigures a group of works that embody her attitudes to sculpture and its history, with her blending of tradition with the quotidian, seriousness with frivolity, mastery with mismatch. Warren plays with the codes and modes of sculpture with virtuoso precision. She counterpoints some of her large bronzes and steel constructions that borrow from minimalism, with the absurdly soft sensuality of tartly coloured pompoms. She countermands permanence with raw clay, and with collages in which neon and small, often unspecifiable, elements are arranged in something approaching a multiple self-portrait, introducing a hint of narrative into the flow of the exhibition. Rebecca Warren integrates into her work those things that interest or amuse her, generating a body of objects that simultaneously scintillate and lurk in the base matters  from which they emerged.

Le Consortium, Dijon


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Rebecca Warren

Rebecca Warren - Anna Fasshauer - Michail Pirgelis (group show)
Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen
4 March – 13 May 2018