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C'est Comme Vous Voulez

Opening June 28, 2018, Praz-Delavallade presents the As You Like It -- C’est Comme Vous Voulez exhibition which will remain open in Los Angeles until August 18, 2018!

The As You Like It -- C’est Comme Vous Voulez exhibition actively addresses concerns for the well-being and health of Earth’s nature and fragile ecologies through the use of nature-centered art pieces. The collection calls the public to acknowledge the importance of protecting the environment despite the lack of discussion throughout the country regarding this pressing issue.

The C’est Comme Vous Voulez exhibit, which brings to light the importance of the protection of the environment, was originally influenced by William Shakespeare’s 1599 “As You Like It” play in which protagonist Rosalind seeks refuge in the Forest of Arden in search for safety, love, and adventure. Although the play follows Rosalind's story, it encompasses the curiosity and image of artists when it comes to the appreciation and awe of nature.

As You Like It-- C’est Comme Vous Voulez will exhibit work from the following artists: Doug Aitken, Pierre Ardouvin, Whitney Bedford, Matthew Brandt, Matthew Chambers, Thibaut Duchenne, Kirsten Everberg, Francesca Gabbiani, Charles Gaines, Dwyer Kilcollin, Kim Mccarty, Adrien Missika, Catherine Opie, Tia Pulitzer, Neil Raitt, Jim Shaw, Jennifer Steinkamp, Cole Sternberg, Kerry Tribe, Marnie Weber, James Welling, Paul Winstanley, Guy Yanai. French artists Pierre Adouvin, Thibaut Duchenne, Adrien Missika, and Francesca Gabbiani are among the artists whose work will be displayed in As You Like It.

Pierre Ardouvin's art pieces, for instance, are exemplary examples of the overall theme of the exhibition since Ardouvin is popular for the format of his installations and the environment. In addition to this, Ardouvin also often recycles synthetic materials such as stuffed animals, postcard landscapes, decorations, and more into his art. 

Similarly, French artist Thibaut Duchenne conveys his perspective of nature in the exhibit through original rural photographs that encompass a "second nature" from a variety of locations from France to The Unites States of America.

Paris-born artist based in Berlin, Germany Adrien Missika contributes to the nature based exhibition with his displayed pieces. Missika is a photographer and an installation artist who has won several awards including the Ricard Corporate Foundation Prize and the Guggenheim Foundation prize. 

Francophone influenced artist Francesca Gabbiani was born in Montreal, Canada and studied at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts in Geneva among several other instituations where she studied arts. Gabbiani focuses her work on the concept of nature and man-made concepts such as overlooked spaces of nature within a man-made world. Gabbiani utilises photographs as a plan for her actual paintings to serve as a vision board. 

By bringing in artists from such diverse backgrounds and foundations, the art exhibit conveys the importance of acknowledging nature and ecology by the means of starting a discussion as depicted through various forms of art.

 

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