Thomas Tronel-Gauthier’s multifaceted sculptural practice involves both objects and installations. He questions materials, and merges painting, photography, and video. His work focuses on the origins, mutations and variations of form. Tronel-Gauthier captures natural and spontaneous phenomena in his work, while taking a nuanced approach to ephemerality and durability.
Thomas Tronel-Gauthier (born 1982, Paris) lives and works in Paris. His recent solo exhibitions include Le temps d’un sillage (The time it takes a wake to disappear), Bullukian Foundation, Lyon, France, 2016; OFFICIELLE, FIAC–International Contemporary Art Fair, Cité de la mode et du design, Paris, France, 2015; Ce que j’ai vu n’existe plus (What I have seen no longer exist), Gallery 22,48 m², Paris, France, 2015; and AN ECHO, A STONE, Gallery My monkey, Nancy, France, 2016.
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Residents from France
Raque Ford works with painting, sculpture and the image. Her work deals with the politics of aestheticization, referencing feminism in pop culture and music, worship and idolization of the strong black female, and contemporary issues of consumerist society. Ford uses abstraction as a material in her process, by jamming materials and symbols to create new dialogues or approaches. She is interested in the culture of performing identity, including gender, race and individuals’ overall attitude.
Raque Ford (born 1986, Columbia, Maryland) received her BFA from Pratt Institute in 2010 and her MFA from Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University in 2013. Recent solo shows include That Which We Call A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet, Soloway, Brooklyn, and Raque, Welcome Screen, London. She has exhibited in group shows at S1, Portland, Oregon; Evelyn Yard, London; and 321 Gallery, Brooklyn.
Residents from United States
Esperanza Mayobre’s work addresses failed and idealistic utopias of impossible solutions for absurd situations. She invents stories that question problems that have no answers. Through a variety of visual formats, she explores subjects that are generally ignored by creating fictive laboratory spaces, in which Mayobre plays an active role.
Esperanza Mayobre was born during the Venezuelan oil boom and grew up between the cities of Caracas and Golindano. Mayobre is the recipient of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at the Air and Space Museum, the Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, and has taken part in programs at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; La Caja Centro Cultural Chacao, Caracas; Bronx Museum; MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C.; MARTE Contemporaro, El Salvador; Incheon Women Artists’ Biennial, Korea; and spaces in New York City including Smack Mellon, Postmasters Gallery, Jack Shainman Gallery, and Momenta Art. Her work has been featured in publications including Bomb, The Brooklyn Rail, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Creative Time Reports, Arte al Día and Art in America.