Dear Shaded Viewers,
I visited my friend and ASVONF’s art critic, Nico Nahab, at Yvon Lambert to see the Walter Dahn If I can Dream exhibition and afterwards I took a tour of the galleries around the area. I was walking on rue de Saintonge when a totally white exhibit caught my eye. I walked in and the twins that were working in the gallery looked like they too were a part of the exhibition. The sculptures were very minimal and all was white on the ground floor.
The exhibit at the newly relocated Galerie Almine Rech is Ugo Rondinone’ On butterfly wings and is composed of a new series of “Window Paintings” which work on the theme of solitude in the city. All I can say is that once you enter the gallery you are instanly put into a state close to meditation. The pleasant surprise was that first I was drawn to the work and then only after did I realise that I’d actually met the artist several times years ago with my friend Donald Schneider. His partner, or at least he was at the time, Andy, is a swiss textile manufacturer that has supplied Vivenne Westwood with beautiful textiles for very many years.