Laurence Leblance ‘s exhibition Can All Dreams be Found Somewhere Else? is now on at Alliance Francaise.
Laurence Leblance in the world of photography is a rare example of restraint, humility and self-control. For her, the act of taking a picture grows from gradual impregnation with the subject and his or her environment. The resulting pictures are often carefully thought-out, precise, and elaborate developments. Particularly sensitive to the violence in the world and to the chaos of destinies, she rids herself of all documentary curiosity in order to focus deeply on what is not visible: the muteness of an ancient pain, the texture of an absent look.
From her first explorations in Cambodia to her work on “Lost objects”, art critics who have written about her images, use a wide array of adjectives as they attempt without ever completely succeeding to give shape her style: dispelling, impressionistic, delicate, discreet, melancholic, vibrating, dreamlike. …Yet, if any of these qualifiers are able to somewhat define her subtle attempts and the inner turmoil her photographs provoke, they also bring confusion.
Alliance Francaise is also holding parallel exhibition titled “Dreaming” by Irish artist Erin Quinn at Gallery Zoom.
These two exhibitions are part of Chobi Mela VI – the International Festival of Photography 2011.
Both exhibitions will be open to the public till 3 February 2011.
Alliance Francaise de Dhaka
26 Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi Res. Area, Dhaka
Gallery Opening Times: Monday – Thursday: 3pm to 9pm, Friday – Saturday: 10am to 12 pm and 5pm to 8pm