The Order of the Simulation

 

The exhibition runs from February 27 through April 3, 2021, at the Heidi Vaughan Fine Art gallery, located at 3510 Lake Street, Houston in the Upper Kirby Galleries.

 

The show is free and open from Tuesday to Saturday - 11 am to 6 pm. During the opening, the gallery is practicing the recommended CDC safety precautions and requiring all guests to wear a mask.

 

EVENTS:

 

  • Saturday, February 27 - Presentation of the exhibition by the artist from 2 to 6 pm

  • Saturday, March 6 - Presentation of the exhibition by the artist from 2 to 6 pm

 

  • Saturday, March 13 - Presentation of the exhibition by the artist from 2 to 6 pm

 

  • Saturday, March 20 - Presentation of the exhibition by the artist from 2 to 6 pm

 

  • Saturday, March 27 - Presentation and Q&A with Steven Matjicio, Jane Dale Owen Director & Chief Curator, Blaffer Art Museum,

and Violette Bule, mixed media artist, and photographer. From 1 to 3 pm - The event will be also available online on Zoom. 

 

 

Truth, Space, and Emptiness

 

 

The Columns of Hope and Despair

 

 

 

The current series explores the concept of heterotopias as developed by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. Heterotopias describe spaces that are “other,” which is to say parallel spaces that within the society are contradictory, transforming, incompatible, or illusionary. They are worlds that mirror the real world, while at the same time upset them. Duval inserts the concept of heterotopias into representations of digital spaces through her works of art. 

 

The Order of the Simulation demonstrates how people have a real self and a reflective self that exists through a dematerialized digital world. In abstract and brightly colored layers, Duval envisions the future value of human consciousness through the expansion of digitized spaces and territories. Using a metaphoric vision, she extracts a sense of the structural balance within these societies. The goal is to lead people to a new observation of their surroundings by triggering a questioning reflection. In this way she hopes to develop intellectual and visual connections with people through art.

 

EXHIBITION VIEWING ROOM AND VIDEOS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 27, 2021

 

This event is part of the French Cultures Festival coordinated

by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston

 

HVFA - 3510 Lake Street, Houston TX 77098