On the occasion of the release of art boxes edited by Hemeria, the photographer Patricia Canino, presents her latest photographic work LUX IN TENEBRIS from 19 to 28 November, at 10 place des Vosges, 75004 Paris.
“I have always been irresistibly attracted to the immensity of water, snow, ice and clouds, and I set out to find icebergs drifting on the West Coast of Greenland. Back at my studio, the images themselves become matter for transformation and metamorphosis of light. Slivers of solarized negative light vibrate, the depth of black unfolds in all its power, the white of the ice becomes mineral, the surface of the water takes on metallic reflections. Everything presages a past or future catastrophe. And yet, there is calm. An absolute permanence of another dimension. Patricia Canino
After studying film at the Institut National des Arts du Spectacle in Brussels, Patricia Canino directed short films on art, in particular, “On n’a que soi : Fernand Khnopff”, which won the Grand Prix for image quality at the at the International Art Film Festival (Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris) and “La sainte veille sur la ville endormie”, for the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
When she devoted herself to photography, from the cinema, she kept the sense of staging and the work of light which underlines the beauty of the forms and the shimmer of the fabrics. From the shooting to the printing on the most unexpected supports, she crosses silver and digital techniques towards an ever more plastic approach of the image.
She has carried out commissions for various museums, including the Louvre Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Barcelona Fashion Museum and the MET in New York, and has taken part in numerous group exhibitions in France and abroad, including auctions at Artcurial in Paris and Sotheby’s in New York.
She collaborates on projects, catalogues and books with luxury and haute couture brands such as Balmain, Cartier, Chanel, Pommery, Serge Lutens, Shiseido, Yves Saint Laurent, Van Cleef & Arpels…
Her latest project in 2021: a photographic installation at the Cité de la Mode et de la Dentelle in Calais.
The “LUX IN TENEBRIS” exhibition
An exhibition of numbered black and white prints on Fine Art “baryta” paper in “piezography”, whose inks are composed of coal and carbon pigments.
– Large framed formats: 130cm x 95cm.
– Medium size framed: 86cm x 62cm.
– Small framed formats: 22cm x 16cm.
Art boxes in two formats
A large format art box (48cm x 36cm) in a limited edition of 50 copies. Composed of 35 black and white photographs, each evoking a world of its own and linked together to form a whole.
Between some of the photographs, words on tracing paper (in French and English) are superimposed in transparency on the images.
François Cheng, Alice Ferney, Jean-Louis Froment, Lydia Kamitsis, Stéphane Lambert, and Ossian Perez have written poetic texts that evoke the unspeakable in the images.
The original creation of the “dressing” of the boxes by Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov of the haute couture house “ON AURA TOUT VU” sublimates their completion.
A small format box (23cm x 18cm) edited in 100 copies
It is composed of the same 35 black and white photographs as the large box set.
The texts in French and English are published in a small booklet, tailor-made.
Exhibition from 19 to 28 November 2021
Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 7 pm
Opening on 18 November 2021 from 6.30 pm.
Address: 10 place des Vosges 75004 Paris
Parking Saint Antoine: 16 rue Saint Antoine 75004 Paris
Metro: Saint Paul Line 1
Chemin vert Line 8
20 November at 4pm with Lydia Kamitsis, fashion historian, “From fashion photography to ice cream shops”.
Fashion historian, curator of exhibitions in France and abroad, she is the author of numerous catalogues and books on fashion, including recently “L’art de tisser le rêve” published by Editions Lienart.
23 November at 7pm with Alice Ferney, writer, “L’imaginaire dans le roman et la photographie”.
Author of numerous novels published by Editions Acte Sud including: “Le ventre de la fée”, “L’élégance des veuves”, “La conversation amoureuse”, and recently “L’intimité”. She now teaches writing at HEC and at the writing school Les Mots in Paris.
On 27 November at 4pm with Brigitte Trichet and Alain Touminet, founders of Hemeria, “Black and white in print”.
10 place des Vosges,75004 Paris
November 19, 2021 to November 28, 2021