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Archway Gallery presents Féminitude, A Path Towards Femininity...
Featuring Photographs by Isabelle
3 – April 5, 2018
March 3, 2018
– 8 p.m.
Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.
& Light Refreshments
March 31, 2018
– 9 p.m.
With the presence of Anaelle, the model
Houston, Texas 77006
Archway Gallery presents Féminitude, A Path Towards Femininity...,
featuring photographs by Isabelle Perreau. The exhibition is part of the
city-wide ‘Participating Spaces’ celebrating the FotoFest 2018 Biennial and
will be on view March 3 – April 5, 2018.
Now in its 20th year, FotoFest is the United States’ largest and
longest-running international photography festival.
The artist will be on hand to
visit with guests during the exhibition opening reception on Saturday, March 3,
2018 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the gallery with an Artist Talk at 6:30 p.m.
One is not born, but rather becomes a woman. (On ne nait
pas femme, on le devient.) ~Simone de Beauvoir.
Perreau explains, “Like
Simone de Beauvoir, and from my own experience, I believe that feminine gender,
as an aspect of one's identity, is gradually acquired; it is a metamorphosis
that occurs throughout a woman's life, encompassing body, mind and spirit. Witnessing
my daughter's transformation from child to woman, lover, and mother has been an
essential part of my own feminine journey; it has been a fascinating experience
which I explore through these images.”
Essential to the artist’s creative
approach is the mutual degree of trust established with the subjects she
photographs. Accepting and welcoming the artist into life’s intimate moments is
key in capturing that ephemeral “Féminitude” conveyed by the photographs.
Isabelle Perreau was born in France, in the Loire Valley. She studied philosophy
at the University of Paris X then followed her natural curiosity and passion
for travel by flying off to South America where she lived for 20 years
establishing a career as a psychoanalyst.
Perreau’s continued travels eventually led her to Texas and this is where photography became her chosen mode of
expression. The artist’s camera has become her companion on innumerable
journeys across the planet. In 2016 she
had her first solo exhibition at the Alliance Francaise de Houston, and she
became a resident artist at Archway Gallery.
ABOUT Artist owned and operated since 1976. Archway Gallery, one of Houston’s and the nation’s oldest artist-owned and
operated galleries, is located at 2305 Dunlavy and is open Monday – Saturday
from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. Since 1976, Archway Gallery has been
exhibiting the work of the area’s finest artists, providing a great selection of
affordable, high quality art including sculpture, pottery and painting in a
variety of media and styles. One of the more than 30 resident artists is always
on site, providing visitors a unique opportunity to meet
the artists who created the work, offering a personal insight into the process.
Each month features a special exhibition highlighting a resident artist(s). The
public is invited to the monthly opening receptions that celebrate the new
installations and work, usually held the first Saturday of each month from 5 –
8 p.m. In addition to monthly
exhibitions, Archway also hosts a variety of demonstrations and monthly
readings for local writers and authors, as well as a “Tea and Tour” program,
providing visitors with a free artist-led tour of the current exhibition,
followed by tea and refreshments. Archway
Gallery is THE destination in the Houston area for affordable art directly from
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