We are thrilled to present the artist Fanny Allié through the month of November, in The Window at 125. On display in the space and viewable from the sidewalk, will be 16 boxes all containing works from Allié’s series “Artifacts” (2012/13).
This body of work is the product of the artist’s daily practice of scanning through the online news and reconfiguring the information and stories into a collection of objects, made with papier-mâché and gesso. She alludes to the often paradoxical nature of international and national news, as Allie says “News that caught my attention, being absurd and ironic, funny and tragic at the same time. Each papier-mâché object tells it’s own story.”
The Window at 125 is a space for emerging and unrepresented artists to show their work to an unsuspecting midtown audience.
Fanny Allie: A Mini Documentary, 2013
Fanny Allié was born in 1981. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (The National School of Photography) in Arles, France in 2005 and moved to New York City.
She was a selected artist for the program, Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) at the Bronx Museum of the Arts during 2006-07.
Her art has been exhibited primarily in the United States, frequently in New York in various venues such as the Chashama Window Space (Garment District, Manhattan), Eye Level BQE in Brooklyn, Bronx Blue Bedroom, Bronx Museum, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Freight and Volume, Envoy Gallery, NY Studio Gallery, Bring to Light NYC (Nuit Blanche), among others.
Her work has also been shown in Belgium, France (Cité Radieuse by Le Corbusier in Marseille, Les Nuits Blanches in Paris), Italy (Fondazione Mertz) Germany (Preview Berlin, the Emerging Art Fair), Spain (Optica Festival) and Mexico (Ex Teresa Arte Actual).
She was an artist in residence for Artelinea (Parignargues, Gard, France) in December 2011, ChaNorth in Pine Plains, New York in October 2011, at the 75 (Art School) in Brussels in April 2008 and at Munstrasse 10 in Berlin in September 2005.
She was granted solo exhibition in the St Eustache Church in Paris, France, in December 2012.
Her work “Silhouettes” was exhibited in a storefront at 75 Market St in Newark as a part of Activate Market Street organized by Gallery Aferro and RBH Group in Newark, NJ from June to September, 2013. In addition, her public sculpture “Serendipity” is currently on view in Tompkins Square Park in NY until April 2014. For this project, she won an Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
In The Window at 125
November 5th – 27th, 2013
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