Dominique Paul at Miyako Yoshinaga GalleryDélégation générale du Québec à New York Friday, September 25, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020
A new solo exhibition by Dominique Paul, a photographer and mixed-media artist who works between Montréal and New York.
In Dominique Paul’s series, as humans become an invasive species, they cause plants to evolve into grotesque hybrid forms. The exhibition highlights two bas-relief trees in which Paul uses laser-cut acrylic exoskeletons to emphasize the symbiotic relationship between the human element and nature.
It also introduces the Damoiseaux, new collages based on Paul’s original drawings of bumblebees and birds at risk to inspire us in our efforts to alleviate the plight of the numerous threatened species of North America. About her frequent use of the images of African-American men and women in her work, Paul points out that groundbreaking laws were adopted for both the environment and the Civil Rights in the early 1960s, but have not yet been resolved. Given this parallel as well as the fact that minorities have been disproportionately victimized in the hazardous environment, Paul’s work strives to honor their resilience and self-empowerment.
Date of exhibition
September 25 - October 31, 2020
Opening: September 25, 2020 | 6-8 pm
Meet the artist: September 26, 2020 | 2-5 pm
As part of Madison Avenue Welcome Back Saturdays
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery | 24 East 64h Street | New York, NY
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery