Just a reminder that Cedric Delsaux: Nous resterons sur Terre opens TOMORROW Thursday March 11th, reception from 6-8pm. We finished hanging the show today and it looks so great! This is a show NOT to miss!
March 11 - May 8, 2010
Bonni Benrubi Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by a new gallery artist, French photographer Cédric Delsaux. Nous resterons sur Terre presents the young artist’s unique vision of mankind’s tenuous relationship with the natural world. Delsaux documents the impact of the dizzying pace of modern industry and consumerism on and across the changing face of the planet. Oversized greenhouses, soaring skyscrapers and endless industrial sprawl are awe-inspiring, hauntingly beautiful evidence not only of man’s ingenuity and drive toward modernity, but also its path toward an ill-conceived and uncertain future. Delsaux captures our increasingly disjointed existence on Earth, one in which the natural world is forsaken in favor of innovation and progress; artificial indoor ski slopes in Dubai and large-scale housing developments speak to this new vision of reality. Ambiguous in design, these images serve as evidence of our collective ambition and allude to the human as well as natural casualties of mass consumption. They question whether one planet, however beautiful, will be adequate to satiate our desires.
Born in 1974, Cédric Delsaux studied Literature and Cinema in Paris where he still lives and works. In 2005, Delsaux was awarded the prestigious "Bourse du Talent" French photography award for his Dark Lens series. He has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and internationally in China and the United States. Delsaux’s work is the subject of the monograph, A Common Destiny, published by Monacelli Press, the English language version of Here to Stay / Nous resterons sur Terre, published in 2008 by Verlhac editions.