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Ann Ray - Les yeux fermés / Eyes Shut

Ann Ray - Les yeux fermés / Eyes Shut

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Lancement / Signature
21 juin 2022
18h - 20h

Book launch / Signing
June 21, 2022
6 PM - 8 PM


Ann Ray présente pour la première fois à Paris, à la galerie et dans ce livre, une collection inédite de photographies: des portraits d'artistes les yeux fermés, réalisés depuis 20 ans, pour une grande partie en clichés argentiques.

Ce corpus majeur propose une réflexion sur la création, dans l'intimité aux yeux clos de celles et ceux, auteurs, plasticiens, danseurs, acteurs, musiciens, sur lesquels la photographe a posé son regard sensible.

Saisis dans la jeunesse de leur talent ou la maturité de leur statut d'icône, ces portraits d'humilité donnent à deviner sans artifice toute l'âme contenue d'une galerie de portraits de notre temps.

De Nicola L. à Gilbert and George, Alexander McQueen ou Yasmina Reza, de Michael Nyman à Gautier Capuçon, d'Aurélie Dupont à Nicolas Leriche ou Mikhail Baryshnikov, Willem Dafoe ou Guillaume Gallienne, entrecoupés de paysages oniriques, Ann Ray dévoile en un cliché et quelques mots, l'histoire de ces belles rencontres. Une introspection poétique, une invitation à rêver les yeux ouverts... ou fermés....

- Pierre-Alain Challier

Ann Ray est une artiste française qui s'exprime avec différents media: photographie, film, collage, peinture à l'huile & écriture. Ses photographies ont été notamment exposées au Palais du Tau à Reims, au Palais Garnier à Paris, au musée Ca'Pesaro de Venise et aux Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles en 2018, avec une exposition consacrée à Lee Alexander McQueen et son œuvre: «Les Inachevés».

Exposition du 10 juin au 30 juillet 2022 à la Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier

Les yeux fermés / Eyes Shut
Vol. 1
192 pages
87 illustrations (69 photographies en noir & blanc et 18 photographies en couleur)
ISBN 978-2-9539762-2-9
500 exemplaires 

Ann Ray presents for the first time in Paris, at the gallery and in this book an unprecedented collection of photographs: portraits of artists with their eyes shut, taken over the last 20 years, for the main part in analogue form.

This major body of works offers a reflection on creation, in the closed-eyed intimacy of the authors, visual artists, dancers, actors and musicians on whom the photographer has directed her sensitive eye.

Captured in the youth of their talent or the maturity of their iconic status, these portraits of humility give us a chance to guess, without artifice, all the subdued soul of a gallery of portraits of our time.

From Nicola L. to Gilbert and George, Alexander McQueen or Yasmina Reza, from Michael Nyman to Gautier Capuçon, from Aurélie Dupont to Nicolas Lenche or Mikhail Baryshnikov, Willem Dafoe or Guillaume Gallienne, interlaced with oniric landscapes, Ann Ray reveals the story of these beautiful encounters in one image and a few words. A poetic introspection, an invitation to dream with your eyes open... or shut...

- Pierre-Alain Challier

Ann Ray is a French artist who expresses herself through different media: photography, film, collage, ink, oil painting & writing. Her photographs have been exhibited at the Palais du Tau in Reims, the Palais Garnier in Paris, the Ca'Pesaro Museum in Venice, and at the Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles in 2018, with an exhibition portraying Lee Alexander McQueen: «Les Inachevés» /«<The Unfinished».

Exhibition from June 10th to July 30th, 2022 at Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier

Les yeux fermés / Eyes Shut
Vol. 1
192 pages
87 images (69 black and white and 18 colours)
ISBN 978-2-9539762-2-9
500 copies

© Anyway Editions
© Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier

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