curated by Christel Montury
with Basile Ghosn, Ella Mievovsky, Fabien Villon and Marnie Weber.
March 27 - July 31, 2021
INTERIOR and the collectors
40 rue Tramassac, 69005 Lyon
On the floor two artworks are one on top of the other. Marnie Weber’s Leef peepers, 2020 on Fabien Villon’s To a solitary walker, 2021. Los Angeles based-artist Marnie Weber did this costume during last fall when she decided to spend all the lockdown in the woods of the East coast. The title refers to a voyeuristic way as well as a north american tree frog that has some brownish-gray skin with a dark cross on the back. This is also a nod to the the appreciation of humans in watching transformation through the changing of the leaves. « As I watched the trees change in this past fall I saw in my minds eye a spirit covered in leaves watching me. I thought of it as a witch or woodland spirit as a voyeur watching us from the realm of the beyond » (Marnie Weber). Fabien Villon showcases the sculpture To a solitary walker, 2021 a bench found in the Saône river in Lyon, full of sediments and mussels after decades. Covered with epoxy resin, It looks like wet as if it just has been out of the water.
Both works are an invitation to the viewer to sit on it, close to this strange creature and to experiment something in between meditation and contemplation, landscape and brutalist architecture.