Joséphine Wister Faure : WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES?
May 26th to June 5th 2017 – Keystone Gallery 338 s avenue 16, Los Angeles, CA 90031 Reception June 3rd / 5 to 8 pm
“My work is built around experiments on narration, through different forms of expression: video, performance, installation, sculpture and for this exhibition, turning it into an open question: What do you see when you close your eyes?" -JWF, April 2017-
Joséphine Wister Faure’s installation entitled Last Witness is a series of black boxes containing closed and finite worlds. A peephole compels each viewer to explore a boundless scene filled with enigmatic hints. One comes back from these paralleled journeys with different hypotheses, doubts, sensations of space, feelings of strangeness and fleeting impressions.
The artist questions the mechanisms of perception as well as the observer’s implication and creates openings for a narrative in which no scenario is imposed. The expansion of space and time builds its very own dramaturgy opening an infinite mental space.
French-American artist Joséphine Wister Faure has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Vermont and graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts of Paris. She has taken part in various exhibitions in France at the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, The Frac Île-de- France (Le Plateau), Centre Pompidou and David Lynch's club Silencio in Paris. Her work has been exhibited in Europe, the United States, and China. She is now based in Los Angeles and has recently exhibited at Boîte.