Otoco

Leap of feath

Leap of faith, an exhibition by Gaëlle de Laveleye

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Leap of faith [Part 1 — Paintings]
Gaëlle de Laveleye

24.01.2019 — 31.01.2019
@ Espaço Mercês

Leap of faith [Part 2 — Open Lab]
Gaëlle de Laveleye

31.01.2019 — 15.02.2019
@ Otoco Gallery

 
 

Duo night
31.01.2019 — 15.02.2019
@ Otoco Gallery & @ Espaço Mercês

Otoco is pleased to team up with Espaço Mercês to present LEAP OF FAITH [Part 1 — Paintings] and [Part 2 — Open Lab] by Gaëlle de Laveleye.

LEAP OF FAITH is an instance of believing or trusting in something intangible or incapable of being proved.

Through the theme of this exhibition, Gaëlle de Laveleye attempts to seize the moment when a person, which is bogged down into a meaningless existence, eventually succeeds to break free and shift towards an authentic appreciation of their being and surrounding environment. It is that particular breaking point that she seeks to capture through this series of paintings: a moment of revelation, the sudden awareness of a void to be filled.

For the artist, the meaning of our existence is engraved in our relationship to life, in the way we place conscious actions in alignment with our true essence. According to her, it’s through a return to one’s roots that awareness can take place, be it in the utmost intimacy or in the splendid testimony of nature’s strength.

In a lush and green context that pays tribute to natural resources, the artist represents a subtly paradoxical situation with an uncertain outcome. Faced with suspended action, it invites the spectator to fill the void and invent their own position: inertia, contemplation, or an act of faith.

LEAP OF FAITH also denotes a strong personal meaning for the artist, as this will be the first time she exhibits her works on canvas individually.

In this first part of the show, large scale paintings will be presented. The second part of the exhibition [Part 2 — Open Lab] will take place at Otoco Gallery on the 31th of January, presenting a diversified panel of works including drawings, ceramics and engraving.

 

Leap of faith — A two part exhibition



[Part 1 — Paintings]

[Part 2 — Open Lab]

Opening
24.01.2019
18h00 — 22h00

Date
From 24.01.2019
until 31.01.2019

Duo night
31.01.2019
18h00 — 22h00

Address
Espaço Mercês
94 R. Cecílio de Sousa
1200-102 Lisboa, Portugal

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday
from 14h00 to 20h00
Saterday from 10h00 to 16h00

Opening
31.01.2019
18h00 — 22h00

Date
From 24.01.2019
until 31.01.2019

Duo night
31.01.2019
18h00 — 22h00

Address
Otoco Gallery
R. de São Marçal 30
1200-419 Lisboa, Portugal

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Saturday
from 14h00 to 19h00