VALERIE SNOBECK at The Simon Lee Gallery, London

VALERIE SNOBECK – LE MONDE, LE CONTINENT, LA FRANCE, ETC…, ETC…, LA RUE DE BIZERTE, MOI, until 16th MAY 2014, Simon Lee Gallery, 12, Berkeley Street, London W1

This is the American artist, Valerie Snobeck’s first exhibition in the UK and follows on from her recent presentation at the Whitney Biennial.

Installation View 14 VALERIE SNOBECK - LE MONDE, LE CONTINENT, LA FRANCE, ETC..., ETC..., LA RUE DE BIZERTE, MOI, until 16th MAY 2014, Simon Lee Gallery, London   Image courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London and Hong Kong

Installation View 14
VALERIE SNOBECK – LE MONDE, LE CONTINENT, LA FRANCE, ETC…, ETC…, LA RUE DE BIZERTE, MOI, until 16th MAY 2014, Simon Lee Gallery, London
Image courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London and Hong Kong

 

There are three elements to this intriguing show. The first is a series of peels on the wall that are taken from the 1970s Documerica Project. This project was organised by the then new Environmental Protection Agency to address concerns over the American landscape, both urban and rural, and pollution in all its forms.

Seeing the Breath (Black Hue) 7798 VALERIE SNOBECK - LE MONDE, LE CONTINENT, LA FRANCE, ETC..., ETC..., LA RUE DE BIZERTE, MOI, until 16th MAY 2014, Simon Lee Gallery, London   Image courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London and Hong Kong

Seeing the Breath (Black Hue) 7798
VALERIE SNOBECK – LE MONDE, LE CONTINENT, LA FRANCE, ETC…, ETC…, LA RUE DE BIZERTE, MOI, until 16th MAY 2014, Simon Lee Gallery, London
Image courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London and Hong Kong

The second comprises Depression era glass pitchers, which have been “exploded” by ice expansion and then reformed with the metal armatures joining the pieces together, while the last element is a series of imprinted wooden sticks, both old and new, used in the measurement of fuel and gas levels.

Installation View 11 VALERIE SNOBECK - LE MONDE, LE CONTINENT, LA FRANCE, ETC..., ETC..., LA RUE DE BIZERTE, MOI, until 16th MAY 2014, Simon Lee Gallery, London  Image courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London and Hong Kong

Installation View 11
VALERIE SNOBECK – LE MONDE, LE CONTINENT, LA FRANCE, ETC…, ETC…, LA RUE DE BIZERTE, MOI, until 16th MAY 2014, Simon Lee Gallery, London
Image courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London and Hong Kong

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