CLAIR – OBSCUR, NANCY, FRANCE, 2023APRIL 9 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2023
MUSÉE DES BEAUX – ARTS.
‘You see I want a lot
Maybe I want it all;
The darkness of each endless fall.
The shimmering light of each ascent.’
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of a Monk’s Life, 1899.
Light and shadow are tightly intertwined in Faith XLVII’s work.
The chiaroscuro she explores is ambivalent. The protective darkness of the night,
the deep obscurity of human soul, the blinding glow of atomic explosions,
the pure brightness of luminary and snowy peaks meet face to face.
There’s light in the eyes of nocturnal animals, and darkness in the heart of the stars.
Deeply imbued with the human quest, the art of Faith XLVII ask us to pause.
She offers to accompany us through the arduous path that leads to serenity.