David Kaye Gallery » Paul Mathieu

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Entropic Arrow of Time, 1989, porcelain

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Entropic Arrow of Time, 1989, porcelain, teapot alone

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Entropic Arrow of Time, 1989, porcelain, cup & saucer alone

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Entropic Arrow of Time, 1989, porcelain, cup & saucer alone

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Three guys and a fire in the kiln
May 28 - July 6, 2014
Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu, Richard Milette

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GALLERY

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ARTWORKS

Paul Mathieu, Chinese Matisse Vase, 2005/08, porcelain, 11 1/2 X 11 3/4 X 9 1/2 in.; 32 X 30 X 24 cm.Paul Mathieu, Chinese Matisse Vase, 2005/08, porcelain, 11 1/2 X 11 3/4 X 9 1/2 in.; 32 X 30 X 24 cm.Paul Mathieu, Chinese Matisse Vase, 2005/08, porcelain, 11 1/2 X 11 3/4 X 9 1/2 in.; 32 X 30 X 24 cm.Paul Mathieu, Chinese Matisse Vase, 2005/08, porcelain, 11 1/2 X 11 3/4 X 9 1/2 in.; 32 X 30 X 24 cm.Paul Mathieu, Magnolia Tantric Bowl, 1996/98, porcelain and bronze, 5 3/4 X 14 1/2 dia. in.; 40 X 37 dia. cm., SOLD.Paul Mathieu, Magnolia Tantric Bowl, 1996/98, porcelain and bronze, 5 3/4 X 14 1/2 dia. in.; 40 X 37 dia. cm., SOLD.Paul Mathieu, Magnolia Tantric Bowl, 1996/98, porcelain and bronze, 5 3/4 X 14 1/2 dia. in.; 40 X 37 dia. cm., SOLD.Paul Mathieu, Fluid Exchange Teapot with Cup & Saucer, 1997, porcelain, Teapot - 7 1/2 X 11 1/4 X 6 1/4 in.; 19 X 28.5 X 16 cm.Paul Mathieu, Fluid Exchange Teapot with Cup & Saucer, 1997, porcelain, Teapot - 7 1/2 X 11 1/4 X 6 1/4 in.; 19 X 28.5 X 16 cm.Paul Mathieu, Fluid Exchange Teapot with Cup & Saucer, 1997, porcelain, Teapot - 7 1/2 X 11 1/4 X 6 1/4 in.; 19 X 28.5 X 16 cm.Paul Mathieu, Two Vases with Vases, 2005, porcelain, 13 in.; 33 cm. tallPaul Mathieu, Two Vases with Vases, 2005, porcelain, 13 in.; 33 cm. tallPaul Mathieu, (R.I. LOVE / G.I. AIDS), 2013, porcelain, 9 1/2 X 8 1/4 dia. in.; 24 X 21 dia. cm., SOLD.

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Camp Fires:
The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette

Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette explores the concept of “Camp” as manifested in the works of three important francophone Canadian ceramic artists: Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette. “Camp” has been identified as a concept, an aesthetic sensibility, and a form of oppositional critique central to gay and lesbian culture. Camp has been variously understood to include elements of irony, exaggeration, excess, humour, sentimentality, theatricality, artifice, parody and devotion; as a disputed field of appropriation and counter-appropriation and of alternative signifying codes.

Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette have made “Camp” and gay male culture a central part of their respective artistic practice for more than three decades. Their shared perception that they are outside of the artistic and social mainstream has helped drive them to create an aesthetically powerful and intellectually engaging body of work that is rooted in and critical of conventional art history, ceramic history and contemporary culture.

The exhibition presents a survey of the artists’ oeuvre spanning their careers, and will address three sub-themes essential to understanding their work: Subversive Historicism; Clay as Concept; and Queer Identity and Sexuality.  Camp Fires deploys the concept of “Camp”, not as a fixed attribute of specific objects, but as an inherently political Queer signifying practice, strongly associated with performative identity and with subversive appropriation. Its particular relationship with the Baroque and with Queer oppositional adaptation of aristocratic modes of presentation and perception will be explored in the main curatorial essay.

There is a catalogue in French and English and video interviews with the artists in English with French surtitles for presentation in the exhibition gallery and on the museum or gallery website.  Labels and didactic panels will be produced in French and English. Curated by Robin Metcalfe, the Director/Curator of St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This exhibition has travelled to St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia from October 18 - November 30, 2014, then to the Musée McCord, Montréal, Quebéc from March 19 - August 16, 2015 and finally to the Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington from November 6, 2015 - February 14, 2016.