Two galleries are presenting the work of Cécile Plaisance at the end of September: the Lagrange gallery, in Bordeaux and the Clémentine de Forton gallery in Paris. And in her press kit, we can read:
Cécile Plaisance abandoned her career in finance more than 15 years ago to devote herself to her passion: photography. She is known for her lenticular photos of Barbie or models, where she denounces the patriarchal and religious influence on the lives of the women: “At some point in history, men began to fear the power of women. And patriarchy was born. And religion too. Perversion and misinterpretation of religious texts have imposed codes of modesty on women around the world. Today, after thousands of years of repression, women can come out of their shells. All with different missions but with the same vital force and (sometimes even) the freedom to speak.”
With her animal photos, it is another form of freedom that she seeks to highlight. With her model Marisa Papen, well known for her nude photos in all circumstances, the incarnation of “Freedom”, she advocates the freedom to dress as she wants as well as being able to undress. » Marisa is FREE and in touch with her almost wild, animal authenticity. The same goes for Olga Kent, in total harmony with wild animals and other endangered species in Africa. Through this series, Cécile Plaisance wanted to show the fragility of humans in the face of species in danger of disappearing. One without the other, life will no longer be the same.
Galerie Lagrange, from September 22 to October 7, 2023.
7 Allée de Tourny. 33000 Bordeaux
Galerie Clémentine de Forton, from September 22 to 28, 2023.
6 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris