Almine Rech Paris is pleased to present Claire Tabouret's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from October 16 to December 18, 2021.
The cooling feeling of droplets of water on your body drying under the sun, after a dip in the water on a hot day. The endless hours curled up on one’s couch during periods of quarantine and isolation: reflection, moments of still withdrawal – resourcing creative energy, and imaginary focus. The ceaseless need to be patient combined with an urgency to keep going, to survive, to create, to invent. These are some of the associations—sensations, phenomenologies, anxieties—at play in new works by Claire Tabouret on view at Almine Rech in Paris from October 16 to December 18, 2021. A range of objects shows the artist continuing her explorations of painted portraiture and furthering her sculptural practice with three-dimensional objects and large-scale bronze fountains. There is not one single category represented by this body of work, but instead an almost rhizomatic response to an effluvia of artistic inspirations, to the challenges the world has faced over the last year, and, as always with the artist, all such creative stimuli are embedded in a soft flow of childhood experiences and the human condition.
– Joachim Pissarro, Bershad Professor of Art History, Director of the Hunter College Art Galleries at Hunter College.