Reine Paradis, Midnight
March 1 - April 6, 2019
Opening Friday, March 1st 6-8pm
Reine Paradis constructs narrative photographs staging herself as the central figure in a surreal landscape. In the series Midnight, Paradis uses neon color contrasts of almost acidic yellow set in a saturated blue background to create her own fantastical world.
Maquettes of the scenes are sketched out before the photographs are shot, the artist then constructs and paints accessories and props to be used in each scene. Each scene is carefully staged and edited and the resulting photographs seem to reference pop art as well as carefully arranged film stills.
The Midnight series was created concurrently with a documentary film directed by Carl Lindstrom entitled “Queen of Paradis” which follows the artist across the US as she finds the perfect location for her colorful photographs.
Each scene is an adventure and a story in and of itself.
Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.