Track 3

Aurélie Pétrel, installation view House of Dust, Foundery Darling, Montréal, 2017

Track 3

Friday, December 7, 2018 to Saturday, February 2, 2019
Opening Reception
December 7,
6:00PM to 8:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Aurélie Pétrel’s practice is indebted to the language and conceptual structures of photography, creating immersive philosophical and research driven installations that employ images in circuitous and unconventional ways. Track 3 is a newly commissioned body of work that builds on Pétrel’s ongoing research on American architect Peter Eisenman and the particular way he is able to redefine common forms to create a complex and nuanced architectural syntax. Pétrel’s work employs image-making to embody this process of transformation, creating a series of shifting imagery, that hold this potential of embodiment and renewal.

Presented in partnership with the Institut Français.



Artist Biography: 

Born in 1980, Aurélie Pétrel lives and works in Paris and Geneva. Through various encounters and collaborations her works constantly question images, their status, (re) presentation and activation, as well as their production processes. This artist does not consider herself a photographer: she deconstructs; reconnects; questions within the bounds of the media. She paves the way by exploring the margins, making the photographic material resonate in a dialogue with thousands of voices. Like a dialectic stemming from the same and the other, without ever repeating she develops, reveals what is in the negative space, not showing. Yet Aurélie Pétrel is a photographer: the issues in her shots are always significant. They act as a trigger, the driving force of an expression like a musical score. The first movement makes the rest possible. By blurring the boundaries between work, representation and the world experienced, she transforms our perspectives. Aurélie Pétrel is represented by Super Window Project™ (Kyoto, Japan), Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Paris, France), Gowen Contemporary (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Pétrel l Roumagnac duo by Galerie Escougnou-Cetraro (Paris, France). She is a professor and in charge of the Photography Pool at HEAD as well as one of the founding members of the research laboratories ‘A Broken Arm’ and ‘Échos.’