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SFA Advisory opens a solo presentation of works by Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury
Sylvie Fleury, Medium SPF 30, 2018. Acrylic on canvas on wood, 10 kgs. 125 x 125 x 6 cm (49,21 x 49,21 x 2,36 in).



NEW YORK, NY.- SFA Advisory is presenting Palette of Shadows, a presentation of seven shaped canvases from the monumental makeup palettes by contemporary Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury, in collaboration with Thaddaeus Ropac gallery. Fleury’s work is a call for further contemplation into the ritualistic habits and gendered stereotypes that underpin contemporary society. Her practice includes sculpture, performance, installation, and painting, at times using and repurposing mass-produced objects such as cars, neons, or makeup palettes. The everyday items are transformed by their inclusion in an artistic context, allowing viewers to see them in a new way, while questioning the value we assign to consumer goods and artworks in turn.

In her seminal makeup palette series, Fleury faithfully replicates the look of famous makeup products, enlarging them while removing all branding, to reveal their resemblance to celebrated abstract works of art. In doing so, Fleury provides a feminist counterpoint to the paradigm defined by the 1964 all-male group exhibition The Shaped Canvas at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, which featured work by Paul Feely, Sven Lukin, Richard Smith, Frank Stella, and Neil Williams.

“I’ve always wanted to transform reality, to transform everyday objects. That’s perhaps why I am interested in fashion. Fashion trends reflect our time, but also produce codes that I’ve always wanted to appropriate and play with.” – Sylvie Fleury

Beginning in the early 1990s, Fleury created her first readymade series, Shopping Bags, a collection assembled during outings to department stores. Displacing the bags in a gallery setting, the artist transposes one context for another. Continuing to explore fashion through makeup in particular, Fleury debuted Private Lesson in 1992 at Postmasters, which marked her first solo show in New York where she played a VHS of a tutorial on makeup application purchased at Bloomingdales as a ready-made comment on the male-dominated paradigms through which we define skill and artistry. In Geneva in 2007, Fleury created a performance for Art & Public where she drove a lowrider through piles of cosmetic products – blush, mascara, lipstick – smashing them repeatedly with the tyres and leaving behind a beautiful mess of plastic carcasses and glittering pigments.

Fleury’s performances and paintings use makeup to push at the gendered structures of power and desire attached to commodities, as well as the fleeting nature of value contemporary society. The artist holds up a mirror to internalized cultural values, prompting greater awareness of our fetishisation of brands and the implicit biases that influence our aspirations. Hung on the wall like abstract paintings, the makeup palettes are also a critical response to mainstream art historical narratives and a commentary on the systems of recognition and legitimacy at play within the art world itself.

“Patriarchal, capitalist societies always fear women’s desire and creativity. What I was and still am interested in, is eliminating as many boundaries in as many fields as possible.” – Sylvie Fleury

Fleury’s meticulous brushwork achieves smooth lines and factory-like precision by hand, a process which mimics the ritualistic application of makeup. Emptied of any packaging or text, the works very specifically reference brands such as Chanel or Dior revealing the fashion world’s own profit-inducing appropriation of marketable formal trends in the art world. Conversely, she creates a parallel in her works between the fetishization of consumer goods and the increasing commodification of the art world. Value-making in the realm of aesthetics is most slippery and Fleury has nailed it down with great precision. Beautifully streamlined, the sleek, yet sensuous and at times glittery surfaces of the works on show engage with strategies of seduction, while leaving open the question: for what reason do we find an object attractive?

Fleury previously exhibited this series in dedicated exhibitions Palettes of Shadows at Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2018) and Eye Shadows at Salon 94, New York (2017).

The Swiss artist was born in 1961 in Geneva, where she lives and works. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Recent solo exhibitions include the Kunstraum Dornbirn, Austria (2019); Istituto Svizzero, Rome (2019); Villa Stuck, Munich (2016); Eternity Now, as part of the permanent collection at the Bass Museum, Miami (2017 and 2015); Centro de arte contemporaneo de Malága (2011); and MAMCO Genève (2008). Her work has also been presented in group shows internationally, including at the Daimler Contemporary, Berlin (2019); Leopold Museum, Vienna (2018); Kunsthaus Zürich (2018); Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich (2016); SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen (2014); Kunstverein Hannover (2011); and Kunstverein Frankfurt (2011). In 2018 she was awarded Switzerland’s Prix Meret Oppenheim and in 2015 received the Société des Arts de Genève Prize.










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