On display at LA><ART from January 11 – February 22, 2014, Isabelle Cornaro’s exhibition “This Morbid Roundtrip from Subject to Object” explored the experience of perception in a formal language that bridged photography, drawing, film and sculpture. The exhibition focused on three 16mm shots, each presenting accumulated domestic objects, that distilled the monumental in the miniature and the painterly in the found. As a counterpart to the films, Cornaro exhibited a sculpture from her ongoing “Homonymes” series of slip cast sculptures, which play on how the baroque sought organic principles in decorative motifs. Through film, sculpture, drawing and painting, the French artist re-evaluates objects by exploring the tensions between their aesthetic and cultural value and by questioning meaning through formal and conceptual modes of display.
The exhibition calatogue, designed by Lauren Mackler, features images from the films, alongside image-specific commentary by the author. Readers will also gain insight into the inspiration and process behind both “Homonymes” and “This Morbid Round Trip from Subject to Object” in an interview with Isabelle Cornaro by Matthew Schum.