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Éric Weeks: World was in the Face of the Beloved


“My photographs from the series World Was in the Face of the Beloved are about a character who is becoming one within a given landscape. She is someone who is okay with where she is in the world, while at the same time, she questions her place in the universe. She is my protagonist. There is certainly the suggestion of spiritual tranquility in the photographs. I want my photographs to offer a respite from all the courser conundrums of humanity. I want these photographs to speak about ideas of beauty: the beauty of this woman; the beauty of the specific style of clothing which speaks so much of Stacy’s character; the beauty of the landscape and the figure relating to that space; the beauty of color relationships; and also about the beauty of analog photography. There are aspects of portraiture in the work, as well as self-portraiture and fictional narrative. I want to blur the line between these different strategies, creating a hybrid of the three. There are also numerous art historical and cultural references embedded in this series of photographs, which offer further complexities. My previous work had involved contemplation and exploration into the nature of human relationships while making narrative photographs. I have looked at the connection to family, at the bond between couples, addressed ideas of masculinity in a portrait series of men, and more recently combined photographs of seemingly disparate subjects to suggest metaphysical and sexual interactions. The images of my wife continue this investigation.”

Eric Weeks (b. in 1965) is a photographer based between New York and Pennsylvania. He studied photography at Yale School of Art (MFA) and School of Visual Arts (BFA). Eric Weeks is currently Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, PA.

Remembrance of Things Past
January 30 – February 23, 2013

Galerie Catherine et André Hug
40, rue de Seine / 2, rue de l’Echaudé
75006 Paris

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