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Group show: Words Are Diamonds (over)

28 May 2009 until 31 July 2009
  Words Are Diamonds
  Laleh June Galerie

Laleh June Galerie
Picassoplatz 4
4052 Basel
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Laleh June Galerie is very pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, opening on May 28th through July 31st that will bring together works by Sylvie Fleury, Behrouz Rae, Beat Lippert, Philippe Zumstein, Crystel Ceresa, Ed Ruscha, Cris Faria, Tom Sachs and Marc Rembold, whom currently living and working in Switzerland, United States and Iran.
Words Are Diamonds presents across different media the self – expressions, of "writings / text "in a poetic, pop and humorous context.

Behrouz Rae, uses drawings, photographs and videos to articulate autobiographical intimacies. Bimester ( In Bimester we Trust ) focuses on the subjects of psychological dissociation and the alter ego. Rae uses his art as a means of self - emancipation, of therapeutic release, through which he can express the trauma of a turbulet childhood. In Words Are Diamonds, Behrouz Rae will exhibits Coming soon 1979 (2008) and Unopend Letter (2009), a series of letters that Rae has received from his mother.

Sylvie Fleury since early 1990s has exhibited extensively around the world included in major museum collections worldwide as well as very prestigious private collections. After her devoted retrospective Paillettes et Dépendances ou la fascination du néant at the Musée d'Art Modern Contemporain (MAMCO) in 2008 - 2009, in Geneva, Laleh June Galerie is very proud to present in Words Are Diamonds a new Sylvie Fleury's site-specific wall-painting and installation.

Marc Rembold, during the early 1980s, developed his own artistic languge with his own colour concept " Light In Colour " defined as living colours which they change colour value with the temperature of the light. His fascination with the transformation, colours in light, changing colours and spectral colours as Marc Rembold reveals "manifestation of the immaterial to material, brings visible to the eye the realm of the light’s invisible colour spectrum" is focal point in Rembold's mode of expressions. Painting, installations, site-specific installations, objects and sculpture are heart of the oeuvre of Marc Rembold. He expresses a very personal connections to fashion, pop and trance music, state of the climate and environment, and their effects on the individuals and public mode de vie and different forms of addictions. Marc Rembold's idea with changing colour, living colour and his invention of " Light In Colour " is quite revolutionary of his time and later approved by car industry, fashion and cosmetic make-up. Laleh June Galerie is proud to present in Words Are Diamonds Marc Rembold's Only Love, (2007), from his serie Glamour, witnessing Rembold self-proclaimed "glamory pop art kitsch" and his central themes have been the study of changing, living and spectral light in colour. Marc Rembold has exhibited internationally.

Tom Sachs's work is included in major museum collections: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. His work has been widely shown in Europe and in the United States, including recent solo exhibitions such as Logjam at the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (2007), Tom Sachs at Fondazione Prada, Milan, Tom Sachs - Survey: America, Modernism, Fashion at the Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst in Oslo (2006) and NUTSY's at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2003).
Laleh June Galerie is very pleased to presnt in Words Are Diamonds, Tom Sachs's VGR 100, from his serie Gold and Plywood, a new series (2008) of pyrographed plywood panels, carved and covered with gold leaf, which adopt animalistic themes. Anthropomorphized animals, inspired by the richly detailed illustrations of an antique edition of Goethe's fable Reineke Fuchs, the characters in these works embody various aspects of human nature.

Crystel Ceresa's painting revels a reflection on represent the presence and absence of the human form, its appearance and disappearance. The mood is bright and flowery; however from an art historical point of view, Ceresa uses elements of the vanities of the baroque, the kitsch, bourgeois eroticism of the 19th century, and the symbolism, the sublimated thinking of the Pre-Raphaelites.
Laleh June Galerie is pleased to present Crystel Ceresa in Words Are Diamonds after her first solo exhibition, Drops of Poison, at Laleh June Galerie on viewed her new body of work incl. California Rose, (2009).

Beat Lippert's work strems from a consideration of the speculative, metaphorical and fictional dimensions of science. The various hypotheses he formulates use methods belonging to archaeology, such as reconstruction, duplication and categorisation.
Laleh June Galerie is pleased to present Lippert's Pierre en mémoire du monde, (2008).

Cris Faria has developped his own function within art, trying to be involved in social as well as political discussions through an operation as Faria reveals Umwertung. Somewhere between aesthetical hedonism and consumerism or commercialization. Following his idea of Umwertung, Cris Faria presents a formal work Bonheur (2009), a drawing from his series of frottage of banknotes on paper. Poetic, ironic or provocative.

Ed Ruscha was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1937 and studied painting, photography, and graphic design at the Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts). His work is collected by major museums worldwide and has been shown extensively, most recently the drawing retrospective Cotton Puffs, Q-Tips®, Smokes and Mirror, which toured U.S museums in 2004-2005, in 2005, Ruscha was the United States representative at the 51st Venice Biennale and Ed Ruscha: Photographer at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Musée National Jeu de Paume, Paris in 2006. Gagosian Gallery published Volume Three of the painting catalogue raisonné. Volume One (1956 to 1969) of the catalogue raisonné of works on paper was published in 2008.
Ed Ruscha, he currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Philippe Zumstein's work with regards to painting in particular, between painting and sculpture, flat and predominate or prominent, focuses in to our world and his fascination for the design object that jostle for space on the fictive plane of painting. As Zumstein reveals“ art is always a spatial accident“, true in both the spiritual and architectural sense, in Words Are Diamonds, Philippe Zumstein will present Light, (2009) a polymirror work, based on the position and the perspective of the viewer as everything constantly can reinvents itself.

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