Gennevilliers/Nantes, Francee

Mark Geffriaud

École Municipale des Beaux-Arts/Zoo Galerie

Mark Geffriaud strives to obscure the clues of the individual artist’s signature by inviting friends, critics, designers, and other artists to collaborate on his work. For his recent double exhibition at the École Municipale des Beaux-Arts in Gennevilliers (“Et Mason”) and at the Zoo Galerie in Nantes (“Et Dixon”), he was joined by no fewer than ten people (and had invited a hundred). Artist and photographer Aurélien Mole shot portraits of Geffriaud’s collection of preparatory source images, extracted from books, magazines, and journals, which were then printed as panoramas along one wall in each show; artist Alex Cecchetti helped Geffriaud pull and twist epoxy clay into a long and slender form that leaned against a wall in Gennevilliers; and Geffriaud deconstructed a book by Raimundas Malasauskas and hung the reordered pages on the wall to suggest a new narrative. Among the source images

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