“Evi Keller, Matière-Lumière”, 31 May - 18 July, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, 5 & 7, rue de Saintonge, Paris 3, T +33(0)1 42 72 60 42, galeriejaegerbucher.com
2015 coincides with both the 90th anniversary of Galerie Jaeger Bucher and the International Year of Light: a great occasion for this historical gallery (Marais Rive droite) to spotlight an artist for the first time. Evi Keller (born in 1968 in Germany, based in Paris) traded her initial activity as a photographer and graphic designer for an agency to develop her own work in visual art especially with dancers and musicians. Conceived as an initiatory journey “Matière-Lumière” crystallises various artistic approaches (photography, painting, sculpture, audio-visual creation) elucidating, among other things, their fusion and their relationship with light. Multiple and changing works, musical scores interpreted in light, like the veils floating without frames, liberating themselves from the space and their environment of creation. Transmuted into healing veils, dressings covering wounds and protecting abstract forms, they are mysteries of a magical, living matter that varies and refines itself into changing mineral vegetal, animal and human forms, giving birth to explosive, volcanic landscapes from a far-off and mysterious world. A second installation will be on display at the gallery of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, curated by Alfred Pacquement, (28-31 May), on the occasion of the Choices Collectors Week-End.
Evi Keller in her atelier.