Annabelle Arlie, Chlorophylle

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Annabelle Arlie, Chlorophylle

Sunday, 22 January - Sunday, 05 March, 2016
Opening Reception Sunday, 22 January, 1-5pm
(Following the reception the gallery will remain open until 6pm)

Jonathan Hopson is pleased to announce Chlorophylle, our first solo exhibition with artist Annabelle Arlie.

Annabelle Arlie's Chlorophylle is an RGB echo of wilderness. Glossy posters of endangered animals feed through quilting looms set against a photo backdrop of dense bamboo forest. Plants create energy from light through photosynthesis: an absorption of energy through green pigment. Looking at this email we see the color green through the additive color mechanism of RGB which reproduces color in a way that makes sense to the human eye via pixels and binary codes. Our lush association with the color green relies on the anatomy of the human eye capable of only seeing wavelengths of red, green, and blue. Imagine first eyes and first green; a landscape two hundred thousand years away from being replicated in your inbox. Yet, replicating nature has been central from the first cave drawings of giant beasts to a 4K television on display at Costco broadcasting a slideshow of the rainforest. Arlie's poignant work bridges archaeology and conceptual practice revealing human propensity with surprise.

Annabelle Arlie (b. 1986) received her diplôme national d'arts plastiques (DNAP - BFA equivalent) and diplôme national supérieur d'expression plastique (DNSEP - MFA equivalent) from École supérieure d’art (ESA) des Pyrénées. Her work has been included in exhibitions across Europe, from Copenhagen to Bordeaux, from London to Prague. She has also shown in the USA at Bahamas Biennial, Mukwanogo, WI and Whitcher Projects Los Angeles, CA. Most recently she had her first solo exhibition, RGB, with Galerie Derouillon, Paris. Arlie lives and works in Guéthary, France.


Jonathan Hopson

904 Marshall St.
Houston, TX. 77006

Normal hours resume January 22 with the opening reception for Annabelle Arlie, Chlorophylle.
Friday - Sunday 12:00 - 6:00PM
and by appointment.

Jonathan Hopson, Director
Debra Barrera, Creative Director
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By: Jonathan Hopson