The art of accommodating game
Françoise Petrovich had invested the museum of hunting and nature at the end of 2011. From this unusual exhibition in this historic place, a series of twelve engraved and embossed cardboard plates forming L’art d’accomoder le gibier, replaces the precious porcelain dishes usually presented at the museum.
Through the choice of her medium, Françoise Petrovitch’s work finds a balance between simplicity and sensitivity. The paradox of the series lies in the use of the material used. The cardboard, which is not noble, and which inevitably refers to disposable tableware, is confronted with the delicacy and refinement of the engravings. It results from this marriage a precious object loaded with symbolism. Sometimes disturbing, often poetic or ironic, the route evokes the codes of hunting and presents visuals in which the animal is not necessarily the prey.
Françoise Pétrovitch is a French artist born in 1964 in Chambery. She works and lives today near Paris. His work, whose drawing occupies a preponderant place, is regularly exhibited throughout the world.
© Images : Hervé Plumet ; avec l’aimable autorisation de Semiose galerie, Paris
Le site de Françoise Pétrovitch : www.francoisepetrovitch.com