A fine practitioner of still life, Pascal Kern used photography to sublimate the art of molding. Les Douches Gallery in Paris hosts the first exhibition of his work since his death in 2007. Take a walnut and split it in half. You will get the image of a mold: the shell that surrounds the kernel. As it happens, it is views of halved nuts that catch the eye of the visitor to the exhibition. The series encapsulates Pascal Kern’s obsession that is magnified by photography. It’s an obsession with molding and its duality, between nature and culture, between what emerges...
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