So much gets overlooked in the bigger picture. For those who take their time, slow down to observe, a hidden world is revealed. In a single drop of water are rainbow colors. The pistil-center of a flower, like eyes wide open, stares back at the viewer. Edwige Massart points her camera at the ordinary, the mundane amplifying the smallest detail with her unfiltered lens, giving it new context, its own space. Everybody’s Coffee/EC Gallery at 935 W. Wilson, Chicago, welcomes Edwige Massart back for a photo exhibition: Unfiltered Infinite, opening Friday, September 6, 2019, 6 – 8 PM.
In 2015 Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn brought us the “Day of the Heads”, 3-D anatomically correct sculptural slices of the brain filled with trinkets and doodads such as coffee beans, the tips of colored pencils, pieces of broken pottery, Christmas lights. She is used to working with minutia, finding in the infinite a detail to explore with her camera. Natural beauty is what interests her, unfiltered and untainted by special affect.
“There is always more. If I keep looking, delve deeper, I imagine what is beyond or behind—almost like a fourth dimension.” Edwige sees with her photos a kind of deconstruction, a way of breaking down an object into its smallest fraction to discover a whole other world. The idea of a study is to revisit again and again a process or subject in order to find within it a moment, a point of connection. Trained professionally as a Decorative Painter, Edwige currently is an Art Facilitator for the developmentally disabled at Austin Special Chicago. This is her first photo exhibit.
Everybody’s Coffee is located at 935 W. Wilson, Chicago. Join us for Unfiltered Infinite, September 6 – October 15, with an opening reception Friday, September 6, 6 – 8 PM.