March 18 - April 29, 2000
launching of the first book of photographs by serge leblon (Serge Leblon, Base)
Deserted places, abandoned objects, people seen from the back in transitory places, airport corridors or subway escalators are recurring subjects of their work. Dolores Marat and Serge Leblon both photograph indifference and absence, solitude and disappearance.
Dolores Marat was born in 1944, she lives in Paris. Since she started to show her personal work in 1984, her photographs are printed by the Fresson studio using a color process with direct coal on Arches paper. Her work was exhibited in Paris at the galerie du jour agnes b, at the Centre National de la Photographie, at the Musée National des Arts Décoratifs and in London at The Photographers' Gallery. She was included in a an exhibition at the Aperture foundation in 1996 and then had her first solo exhibition in New York at the Witkin Gallery in 1998. She will show in June at the Photographers Gallery in London. Two books of her photographs have been published: Eclipse, (Contrejour, Paris) in 1990 and Edges (Marval, France & Dewi Lewis Publishing, London) in 1992. She is preparing two new books: Labyrinthe with texts by Annie Ernaux and New York with texts by Jean Beaudrillard.
Born in 1964 in Brussels where he lives, Serge Leblon studied cinema at the INSAS in Brussels and began as a photo-reporter in Egypt, Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries in the Eighties. He started with fashion photography in London five years ago. His photographs were published in magazines such as The Face, Jalouse and Big. Serge Leblon had his first solo show last year at Archetype, Brussels. He is currently part of a group show at Speak For gallery in Tokyo. This is his first exhibition in New York. A book of his photographs has just been published by Base (Brussels, NewYork) and will be launched at the exhibition.
Dolores Marat, Serge Leblon, will travel to Damasquine gallery, Brussels, in September 2000.