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Laurent Millet, Les Zozios and Monolithes

Robert Mann Gallery
210 Eleventh Avenue, 212-989-7600
September 15 - October 29, 2005
Reception: Thursday, September 15, 6 - 8 PM
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French artist Laurent Millet’s upcoming exhibition will feature two new series:

Les Zozios is a series of photographs of sculptures which Millet quickly assembles from objects found in his home. He approaches the work with spontaneity, taking no more than 10 minutes to complete and photograph each piece. His delight in shape and color brings to mind the works of Joan Miró and Cy Twombley. Millet compares the lines of his sculptural creations to a skeleton, and suggests that the act of photographing grants it life.

The lightness of Les Zozios is a departure from Millet’s earlier work, whereas Monolithes continues his exploration of complex sculptural installations built and photographed against an abstract shoreline. As the title indicates, the subjects are massive black structures which are at once impenetrably solid and yet oddly transparent, like doorways through which the viewer might step.

Millet’s work is included in public collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris. In 2002, he was among the artists profiled in Lyle Rexor’s book Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde: The New Wave In Old Processes.
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