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Hot Art: Amélie Desjardins’ Reclaimed Imagery

Amélie Desjardins' Close Your Eyes

SEPTEMBER 22 TO OCTOBER 10 There are many messages in Amélie Desjardins’ materials: an exploration of the products of nature and humankind’s industry in shaping them, the allure of adventure, and even its underlying risks. You see, the canvases of Desjardins’ works at Thompson Landry Gallery are pieces of wood salvaged from shipwrecks and collapsed bridges in Southeast Asia, Japan and Oceania. Upon these planks she places photographs of forests, seascapes and birds in flight that are seductive yet subtly foreboding, too. Harvested, returned to nature, then reclaimed by Desjardins, the wood has been on a journey equal to the artist’s own

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