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Amélie Bouvier Inaugurates Her Solo Show at YAM Gallery


By Marie Moébius

YAM Gallery continues with its program of artistic residencies and invitations during the months of February and March. This time it collaborates with a young French artist to produce a brand new exhibition in San Miguel de Allende.

Amélie Bouvier is the sixth foreign artist to be hosted by YAM to work and live in its facilities. Artichok Grant of the International Youth Bureau from Belgium will cofinance her residency period. This is also an exchange program, since Harlan Levey Project, Bouvier’s gallerist in Brussels, is receiving one of YAM Gallery’s artists, Adam Chamandy, in Belgium for a simultaneous artistic residency.

Bouvier has been busy since arriving in Mexico City, where she showed her drawings at Zona Maco art fair at YAM Gallery’s booth, which is part of its “New Proposals” section. During the fair, she was the finalist for the acquisition prize given by the architectural studio Javier Sánchez.

She then traveled to the State of Veracruz and spent ten days working on the facilities of “La Ceiba Gráfica,” a former hacienda located close to Coatepec, now a center for artists offering lithograph and printing studios as well as a professional advice for editing series. Now in San Miguel, Bouvier is producing drawings and preparing her exhibition to be presented on Thursday, March 15 at YAM Gallery.

The show, entitled “Mechanical Objectivity,” will feature Bouvier’s works on paper, recent drawings and prints she has produced in Mexico. Fascinated by the making of scientific images and the revolution that machines have brought to represent our universe, Bouvier often elaborates her drawings, mimicking mechanical repetitions, constructing abstract forms line by line with black ink on paper. She is captivated by aerial views and investigates the history of science and the techniques that have made the cosmos visible.

How to draw in the machine age is Bouvier’s main question. First represented by drawings, space became more objective thanks to photography. Yet the representation of its details remains a complex negotiation. The arrival of these newer techniques has not diminished the importance of drawing.

Out of her investigation emerges the madness of humans wanting to fill the gaps of knowledge and to shorten the distance between science and the unknown. With her sense of humor and in her elegant and intriguing drawings, Bouvier exposes the almost imperceptible mistakes of machines.

There is a story behind each of her drawings, and Bouvier will be present at the opening of her exhibition to give us more clues about her work. Come and join us for a cocktail at YAM Gallery.


Art Opening

Work By Amélie Bouvier

Thu, Mar 15, 7pm

YAM Gallery

Ancha de San Antonio 20, Centro


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