Made You Vanish
PRESENTED BY CHLOÉ
Fair: – 14 Nov 2021
Paris Photo - Grand Palais Ephémère
Champ-de-Mars, Place Joffre
Avenue Winston Churchill
For their participation at Paris Photo, Chloé is pleased to present a recent body of photographs made in collaboration with Los Angeles-based artist Zoë Ghertner. Captured over the past year, this selection of images on view reveal Ghertner’s ongoing inquiry into interdependent ecologies and the eternal femme. The works on view edit out the world so that we might encounter it again anew.
Scenes from Mexico, the American West, Hawaii, and the artist’s garden fill each frame. Settings are less diaristic than they are elemental as the natural world spills forth. Time’s passage is marked by constantly reshaping clouds, tendrils of hair, the changing size of our hands, and mushrooms creeping out of the decay. We do not control time, we are enveloped by it.
Within Ghertner’s eternity, femme bodies are normalized. The objectifying gaze to which the fairer sex has so long been subject is suspended. She reframes the conditions under which women reencounter their own image.