past exhibition

Patrick Taberna

 

PATRICK TABERNA
Au fil des jours

May 12 - June 5, 2006

 

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Galerie BMG is proud to host the first American exhibition of photographs by French photographer, Patrick Taberna. Born in 1964, Taberna began photographing in the course of numerous travels in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States, Nicolas Bouvier's L'usage du monde being his constant companion.

In 1997, he undertook what he refers to as a postal exhibition, Passage en Ouest. In return for stimulating his taste for travel and photography, ten people each received thirty-seven photographs on a weekly basis. This adventure notably led to a correspondence between himself, Bernard Plossu and Robert Frank.

Patrick Taberna was awarded the FNAC mention in 2000 for Nord Magnétique and won the FNAC Paris award in 2001 for Nos Italies. He became laureate of the HSBC Foundation for Photography in 2004, which included publication of Au fl des jours. His work is receiving increasing recognition in Europe, with exhibitions scheduled in Paris, Moscow, Poland and Germany in the next year.

Au fil des jours comes to Galerie BMG following a tour of France and a recent exhibition in London at Michael Hoppen Gallery. The series includes seemingly random images of people and places, often with a curious focus on minor details or objects. They are the visual equivalent of short stories, vignettes of life that are personal to the artist and at the same time can be imagined differently by each viewer. The images reflect a sense of poetry and, as the title suggests, the natural rhythm of passing days.

All images are 20 x 20 pigmented ink prints on watercolor paper in editions of 16 and may also be available in 24 x 24 C-print. Other images from the series are also available.

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