February 27 - April 3, 2021
From the gallery:
“HEIDI VAUGHAN FINE ART is proud to present The Order of the Simulation, a collection of new work by artist, Emilie Duval. The exhibition runs February 27 through April 3, 2021 at the gallery, located at 3510 Lake Street in the Upper Kirby Galleries. Duval’s works are based on theoretical concepts defined by research and observation to acknowledge the functionality of societies and their future. To share her futuristic vision, she creates a philosophical architecture of reasoning that she transposes into paintings, videos, and installations.
The current series explores the concept of heterotopias as developed by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. Heterotopias describe spaces that are “other,” which is to say parallel spaces that are contradictory, transforming, incompatible, or illusionary. They are worlds that mirror the real world, while at the same time upset them. Duval inserts the concept of heterotopias into representations of digital spaces through her works of art.
The Order of the Simulation demonstrates how people have a real self and a reflective self that exists through a dematerialized digital world. In abstract and brightly colored layers, Duval envisions the future value of human consciousness through the expansion of digitized spaces and territories. Using a metaphoric vision, she extracts a sense of the structural balance within these societies. The goal is to lead people to a new observation of their surroundings by triggering a questioning reflection. In this way she hopes to develop intellectual and visual connections with people through art.”
On View: February 27, 2021 | 2–6 pm
Artist presentation of the exhibition
Conversation: March 27, 2021 | 1–3 pm
Presentation and Q&A with Steven Matjicio, Jane Dale Owen Director & Chief Curator, Blaffer Art Museum, and Violette Bule, via Zoom and Instagram Live
3510 Lake St
Houston, 77098 Texas
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