Opening 5-7pm January 17th
Marfa Contemporary is pleased to announce Agathe de Bailliencourt: Hues of Time. The exhibition features all of the new paintings created in Marfa during the artist’s three month residency at Marfa Contemporary.
On the basis of an inquiry into the materiality of raw linen canvas, Agathe de Bailliencourt’s exhibition deals with the question of horizon, as one of painting’s most traditional acts in defining time, space, and a scale of infinity.
The paintings are characterized by subtle shades of color, produced with acrylic paint and huge amounts of water, using watercolor techniques and a minimalist idea of landscape. The untreated linen fiber reacts to these materials in an extremely sensitive, slow and almost uncontrollable way. At the same time, every action is irreversibly visible, laying bare the entire process of producing an image of a landscape.
In her own words, the artist sees this process as “an intuitive exploration for a domain that incorporates the experience of inside and outside, a third category.” In terms of space, this would be a "transparent" environment, direct and non-representational.
The title of the series “Couleur du temps” derives from a 1974 French film by Jacques Demy. “Couleur du temps” translated from the French, means both color of time and color of the weather. This series is fundamentally exploring the relation of the two.
Curated by Agathe de Bailliencourt and Dr. Natalie Maria Roncone