• François Morellet

    Musée National du Jeu de Paume

    A FEW CHOICE PAGES extracted from a vast volume—that would be one way to describe the François Morellet exhibition recently presented by the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume. This two-story space, once a temple of Impressionism, is sizable enough, but it still couldn't accommodate a complete retrospective (thus making the necessity for one all the more glaring) of a prolific artist, now seventy-four years old, whose first pictorial forays date back to the immediate postwar period.

    Nonetheless, curator Daniel Abadie, who organized the exhibition in close consultation with Morellet himself,

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  • Frédéric Lefever

    Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie

    IN HIS RECENT WORKS, Frederic Lefever, a photographer born in Belgium in 1965, presents a journey through a nostalgia-tinted universe. The cohesion among these color photographs, printed matte, whose various formats are so precisely calibrated with respect to their compositions, resides in an objective gaze free of indulgence, as well as in the love of form and structure that animates each of these images.

    Lefever's work encompasses both a geographical trajectory through the towns of French, Belgian, and Italian provinces and a quasi-ethnographic investigation into a world and way of life that

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