Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Under the Radar : The New Visionaries at Guided by Invoices // Dominique Paul
Late last month at The Armory shows, I attended Under the Radar : The New Visionaries. It was a showcase for artists from Canada. Exhibiting was Dominique Paul, a talented artist from Montreal, whom I got to meet; her Prometheus series was, by far, the most interesting work of the evening. Dominique uses light and dark in her photography and experimental video in interesting -- amazing, really -- ways. Paul uses light to transform her subjects, which run the gamut from the old Master-ish to balloons and balls. The effect is haunting and intense and wonderful. My favorite of Dominique Paul's photographs -- Prometheus 5  -- shows a mysterious "firebringer" against a mysterious urban landscape spoke to me at a fundamental level that is difficult to describe.

Dominique Paul is currently exhibiting at the AC Institute at 547w 27th, 6th floor, until the 21st of April.

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