Véronique Joumard

Galerie Anne de Villepoix

Véronique Joumard focuses her attention on energy, electricity, and light, using all the appliances and hardware associated with this domestic universe: heating-resistors, light bulbs, neon tubes, electric wires, extension cords, and switches. What interests her is immaterial flux, that is, the way in which currents and energy (even spiritual energy in the form of drives and impulses) move through our daily environment.

Joumard’s first exhibition is little more than a clever reprise of the first years of her studies—a sampling of the artist’s principal pieces, demonstrating the range of media utilized: photo, video, white neon lights, electric wires hung right on the wall, paper, paint, and a photograph of neurons taken with an electronic microscope. What is striking here, but also leaves one a bit distraught, is not so much her stubborn fixation on the world of electricity, but rather the

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