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Solo show in the Annex at 3rd Street Gallery.
First Friday: November 3, 5-9pm
Since moving to Philadelphia, Agathe Bouton has been inspired by the urbanism she sees around her.
Her last series of work was mostly inspired by architecture, including abandoned warehouses – this series focuses on the details of these grand facades, with their patchworks of broken windows, their color palette. Bouton is drawn to the intrinsic beauty of these buildings – archiving the color palette into an evocation of the original inspiration.
As Leeza Ahmady has noted, in this way Bouton appropriates loss, decay, and deterioration as an essential physical aspect of the world, and transmutes or recycles it back into order, serenity and beauty.
Bouton takes a modern approach to engraving and print art. These works are monotypes, with the colors appearing in different shades, densities, and half-tones.