In this most recent work by Agathe de Bailliencourt, “Here from Here” addresses the question of being present – “being where you are when you’re there” (Roni Horn).
Comprising individually painted gravel pieces, layered and arranged to form an abstract landscape, de Bailliencourt challenges the romantic image of the horizon, traditionally a projection of a past and/or future without contradiction or conflict. In its material and theme, ‘Here from Here’ references a Japanese Zen garden, offering a moment or situation of being there, or better, here – a physical place and a moment in time.
- Hues of Time, Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas, 2014. Photo credits: Bob Anderson