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With the same image of Freud’s divan on its front and back covers, Orion Aveugle – Anne Laure Sacriste’s new artist’s book – offers a selection of recent paintings marked by an intensification of the characteristics we have come to know: monochrome grounds, vegetal motifs and visual anamneses. Borrowing the principle of free association (here, of pictures) from psychoanalysis, she also includes a fragment from Nicolas Poussin’s Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun,. This is her simultaneous subversion of the ideals of classical clarity and analytical decoding: we can see only thanks to blindness and dazzlement.
48 pp + 2 inserts, linen bound hardcover Published by Shelter Press, 2014 16.5 x 23 cm