reviews

  • Jean-Louis Vila

    Musée D’Art Moderne De Céret

    Jean-Louis Vila tries neither to shock nor to provoke violent reactions in viewers of his work; it seems more likely that his desire is to pose riddles. And since these riddles are never answered, they create an esthetic suspense that attracts us only to trouble and disconcert us, making our continually hazardous relationship with products of the imagination all the more problematic.

    The group of “Mirrors” that Vila assembled for this exhibition are perhaps the works most characteristic of this attitude. The oval canvases, colored an intense black, are all the same size; if these mirrors show no

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