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Laure Prouvost, Maquette for Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, 2014, mirrors, wood, metal, wire, soil, foam, plaster, glass, taxidermied fox, video screens, 57 1/8 × 114 1/8 × 43 1/4".

Laure Prouvost

Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Rue du Bourg Tibourg

Laure Prouvost, Maquette for Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, 2014, mirrors, wood, metal, wire, soil, foam, plaster, glass, taxidermied fox, video screens, 57 1/8 × 114 1/8 × 43 1/4".

Smeared with mud, Laure Prouvost’s letter of invitation for her exhibition “This is the visit” announced a tea party and an evening of “fond- razing” for her Grand Dad, described elsewhere as “a very close friend of Kurt Schwitters” who is still lost in the tunnel he’s been digging to Africa from his ramshackle cabin in England’s Lake District. At the opening, a waiter cheerfully offered “thé à la gin” in floral flea-market china—tepid Earl Gray spiked with booze. The works were linked by a low, dark-brown platform, a kind of stage for the viewer to walk on. An early video, Burrow Me, 2009, introduced elements of the family drama, distilling Prouvost’s ongoing concern with language, video, and storytelling. But at the core of the show were new works in installation, painting, and video, including two of Grand Ma’s tapestries and a maquette of “the museum we will build when

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