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Reception: Friday, April 17, 2020

DOCUMENT is pleased to present Tromarama’s first exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will open on April 17 and will remain on view through May 30.

Julien Creuzet

Born in 1986, Julien Creuzet is a French-Caribbean artist who lives and works in Paris. A visual artist and poet, he actively intertwines these two practices via amalgams of sculpture, installation and textual intervention that frequently address his own diasporic experience. Inspired by the poetic and philosophical reflections of Aimé Césaire and Édouard Glissant on creolization and migration, Creuzet’s work focuses on the troubled intersection of the history of Martinique and the events of European modernity.

Creuzet has recently had solo exhibitions at Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2019), Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard (2018), Bétonsalon, Paris (2018), Sketch Gallery in Bogotá (2017), Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Basse Normandie in Caen (2015), the Juvisy-sur-Orge Contemporary Art Centre, Galerie Doyang Lee in Paris (2013), and the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin (2012).

Recently, he participated in the 12th Gwangju Biennale (2018), the 6th Rennes Biennale (2018), the 11th Biennale Africaine de la Photographie (2017), the 14th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art (2017), the Festival Hors Piste at the Centre Pompidou (2017), the Frac Pays de la Loire (2016), the 12th Biennale de l’Art Contemporain Africain de Dakar, Sénégal (2016) and the 2nd Kampala Art Biennale (2016), Uganda.

Julien Creuzet, Installation view at Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel, 2019

Julien Creuzet, Installation view at Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel, 2019

Julien Creuzet, Installation view at Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel, 2019

Julien Creuzet, Installation view at Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel, 2019

Julien Creuzet, Installation view at Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel, 2019

Julien Creuzet, Installation view at Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel, 2019

Julien Creuzet, The count of Omer, bird. Follow the spots, body is the rain. The soul, in chest, thunderbird, thunderbird. God-anger, 2018, Cable, rope, bronze, metal, glass, water, pigment, fork, seashell, 78 20/27 x 19 37/54 x 19 37/54 in

Julien Creuzet, Emotion, hurricane, you are so different emotion that attracts me, I saw your soul in full storm, 2018, Fabrics, cable, plastic, glass, metal, 27 9/16 x 90 1/2 x 15 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, Weaving, we caressed ourselves too much twisted in our telepathies, entangled, 2018, Fabrics, cable, plastic, metal, water, 74 13/16 x 90 1/2 x 3 7/8 in

Julien Creuzet, We would not have touched Greens, dizziness at full speed, Your heart my beat, Drum on my tight skin, The lake is not the sea, Escape, flight. to run away (...), 2017, Cable, plastic and lilly, 82 x 40 x 1 in

Julien Creuzet, I must go, Leave everything around, Out of my skin, I have to leave my eyes, My body barks, Green steam, Strange scent, Flower yellow, purple, I lost my keys, My head in the puddle, I drank the liquid liquor from the morning dew. I lost my I Outside of me, of us (...), 2017, Cable and plastic, 75 x 36 x 1 in

Julien Creuzet, the color is colorless, runs over my eyes. I want to drink endlessly, drunkenness, distress, to see no more, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, I want to see the infinite blur, the pearl acid on the face, tear of rain, tear of us, flaming green, great fog, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, Compass, heart, cloudy, fern Moist, heat, beat, wind, kisses, 2018, Engraving on laminated plywood, 76 3/4 x 76 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, Swirl, oil skin, coil, eco, 2018, Engraving on laminated plywood, 19 11/16 x 19 11/16 in

Julien Creuzet, Twirl, tongue, whirl, ego, 2018, Engraving on laminated plywood, 19 11/16 x 19 11/16 in

Julien Creuzet, cut me out, tear me out, out of me, veiling, I am the density, the fertilizer of wealth. Leave me, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, I am bouquet on the ground, artificial, I am specter, dead desiccated. bell, sound me, see differently, farther from the false blur, burn, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, Silent plant, I'm a dead leaf, a red-mouthed flower, you feel my petals lips, nervous vein, it's a pile of colors, green tube, monkey bridge, see you my signs, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, peel, year, nothing else, 2017, Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, gasoline, fires of god wandering, line of Peru, 2017, Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, I cried to change Skin reversed, Rumpled, I vomited, Purplish petals I have the green blues, Wild plant, Plant wise image of nightmare. It is the calm storm, A bubbling before yelling, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, gasoline, fires of god wandering, line of Peru, 2017 Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, Jungle, jungle, big city, Drunkenness, my father’s rum, Drift, atlantic, Here I depress, I depict (...), 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, eldorado tobacco, roses, roméo, to offer you the tears of love, red or green, whatever, I am bouquet on the ground, artificial, I am specter, dead desiccated, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, To hide, in a lost hole, In the black south. I’m not from here, But I was there, near you, close to you. I caress each tree, Roots, my earthly wanderings. Roots, tuber, Touching my brothers, in the ground, Tears, morning dew, Tears, brandy (...), 2017 Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, crying like a baby city, plastic idea, 2017 Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, upset, gloomy, wonderful, sunset of moon, 2017, Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, Me algae of the depths, Scum of the lake, Venom saliva, I depict, Click, glass shards Dream acidulated, Crossed geography (...), 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, dismal, life file, crystal, get lost at a glance, 2017, Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, Each window, Mirror of abandonment. Depression, Green plant, Liana, stem, vertigo, Antigua, me iguana (...), 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, Smoked of hope, Tea from elsewhere, I have ruminated, bad grass (...), 2017, Rubbing on paper 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, tangy crisis, help me, orange memory, 2017, Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, bell, sound me, see differently, farther from the false blur, burn, I have been under your acid rain, near the sea, you see the blue that eats me, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, I have been under your acid rain, near the sea, you see the blue that eats me. bushy enemy, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, Warm waters, I spread, let go, soaked with tidal waves, diminished, fall on my knees in the dust, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, I told you a thousand times, I am a witch, a poison of hell. Spooler, tonight I'm sleeping with something other than dark, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, Installation view, 2018

Julien Creuzet, Installation view, 2018

Julien Creuzet, Installation view, 2018

Chapter NY is pleased to announce שכינה (Shekinah), Erin Jane Nelson’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will present her most recent series of fabric-wrapped panel works and ceramic vessels.

Nelson’s practice is grounded in photography sourced from her personal archive of found and original images. She works serially, with each project delving into new conceptual frameworks as far ranging as the cultural anxiety around climate change, the sentience of octopuses, and the science fiction of our present moment. Her photographic elements merge onto unexpected support structures, their multiple references engaging the nuanced anxiety, conflict, and humor of the present and immediate future.

For this exhibition, Nelson embraces her Southern Jewish heritage as subject matter. The title of the exhibition, Shekinah, a word from rabbinical literature that means the feminine attributes of God, a sense of place in the world, a dwelling, has been Nelson’s framework for spiritual seeking. Based on research and photographs made while studying Judaism over the last year, she incorporates Jewish symbolism and archival photographs into this new work alongside her ongoing photographic practice documenting the environmental collapse of her home region.

Along with ceramics, found textiles and collaged photographs typical of earlier bodies of work, Nelson uses natural dying techniques that impregnate her works with the colors and ghosts of plants and insects. Her seeping and decaying forms, mixed with personally relevant subject matter, are inspired by poet Joyelle McSweeney’s concept of the necropastoral, a political-aesthetic space in which human depredations converge with nature’s decay. Coupled with an idealism of religion’s ability to heal and give guidance for mourning, Nelson leaves room for moments of respite and purpose within a fraught world.

Raised in the American South, Erin Jane Nelson lives and works in Atlanta, GA. In 2011 she received her BFA from The Cooper Union. Recent solo exhibitions include: Her Deepness, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA; Psychopompopolis, Document Gallery, Chicago; and Dylan, Hester, New York. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, France; Deli Gallery, Brooklyn; Van Doren Waxter, New York; Capital Gallery, San Francisco; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Her work is currently included in Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019 at the Whitney, which has recently acquired the artist’s work. Nelson will also be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

EJN S Well 1 (2) website

Well 1, 2019
Found figurines, photographs, and resin on glazed stoneware
15 × 13 × 13 inches (38.10 × 33.02 × 33.02 cm)

Owner
Aron Gent
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Director
Sibylle Friche
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Gallery and Print Studio Associate
Cody Schlabaugh
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