“Red was her color – family saga 3”. It is the title of the new series of Colette Pourroy (the third part of the family saga on her mother) selected to be exhibited at the Arles Huit Galerie, on the occasion of the release of her book published by André Frère Éditions.
“ For Colette Pourroy, introspection and artistic exploration are intimately connected. Over time her personal writing has come to impose itself as an author’s statement where photography is the true language for reproducing the real just as much as the imagined.
The shadow of the absent father that traverses the first series, the fear and phantoms that surface from the series on her sister, all give way here, to an omnipresent yet evanescent sense of mystery and fascination for the female figure of a mother. This mother who so loved the color red. Her daughter has chosen to translate this in black and white.
Colette Pourroy continues her inner voyage, overturns memories, breaks taboos and repairs… Over the course of this journey, her singular, spellbinding writing affirms itself as her magic renders visible the invisible.
Laura Serani, extrait.
Colette Pourroy lives and works in Paris and in Provence. After attending the ENSAD in Villa Arson Nice, she specialized in graphic design and photography.
Since 2003, she began regularly participating in exhibitions, principally in Paris. Her photographs are currently part of private collections both in France and overseas and in public collections at the Richelieu site of the BnF, and at the MEP.
Her series on her mother (the third part of the family saga) was selected to be exhibited at the Arles Huit Galerie, all summer 2019, at the Rencontres Off,on the occasion of the release of her book published by André Frère Éditions.
Colette Pourroy takes unretouched analog photographs printed with an enlarger on matt baryta paper.
Colette Pourroy: Red was her color – family saga 3
1er juillet – 22 septembre 2019
galerie Huit Arles
8 rue de la Calade, 13200 Arles