30 December 2010
Bigger is Better, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Bigger is better is pleased to invite you to the opening of the first
exhibition in Switzerland of British artist Berry Patten.
For this show, she has been asked to respond to a sequence of photographs
made by Swiss artist Nicolas Delaroche.
During the last month, the two artists established a distant conversation
around a typical Lausanne apartment.
Through photographic still-life arrangements mixing wastes and archetypal
elements of holy nature and artificial beauty, Patten sets up a critical
dialogue on modernity and site specificity.
Using tropical aesthetics as a metaphor of lost paradise, her nostalgic
images claim for a rethink of earlier chimeras. Appropriating elements of
degenerated consumerism, she “creates paradise to put in front of the bins”.
Avoiding didacticism, the artist calls her audience to apprehend in turn
those highly symbolic objects to create their personal narrative.
For this exhibition, Patten is proposing nine site-specific photographic
collages and a culinary event including a limited edition made in collaboration with British
artist Jonny JJ Winter.
Curated by Lorraine Pidoux and Elise Lammer