FIAF is delighted to welcome multi-disciplinary artist Roxane Revon to the FIAF Gallery to present Hidden Places. Inspired by the complexity, elegance, and hidden beauty of root systems, this exhibition features a series of ink drawings and oil pastels, as well as a video installation to bring these “hidden places” into view.
Revon follows a methodical process that includes mapping the underground ecosystem of a specific geographic location, as well as germinating, photographing, and sketching a variety of plant roots. From these studies, emerge the vibrant, delicate lines that spread throughout her œuvre. With each drawing and each unique sprout of roots, Revon invites us to imagine a perspective different from our own. Her work interrogates our relationships to “non human beings,” especially plants. In her current installations inspired by her readings of anthropologist Natasha Myers and Philippe Descola, she stages new ways to see and seed a plant/people relationship in the here and now.
Meet Roxane Revon and enjoy a glass of wine from 6-7pm at the opening reception on Thursday, June 2 in the FIAF Gallery.
At 7pm, head to the FIAF Skyroom (8th floor) for a conversation in French with Aude Adrien and Anne Picq about their book, New York : au cœur de la création contemporaine, followed by a wine reception. See details here.
Exhibition curated by Lola Siena.
Roxane Revon is a French multi-disciplinary artist living in New York.
She has been working as an award winning stage director for a decade before developing multimedia installations, scenography and visual arts. She was an artist in residence at the LMCC Art Center on Governors Island in Fall 2021 and is a current LMCC Creative Engagement grantee. You can see her current work at the Rockefeller Center (Flag Project RC), the UNFIX Festival NY, Jill Kutrick Gallery & SHIM (Venice Biennale), and soon at the Kimball Theater (VA) and the Joyce Theater (NYC).
Lola Siena is the curator of this exhibition.
Lola Siena, born and raised in Athens, studied Art History at NYU. While living in NY she fine-tuned her art knowledge and experience. She has overseen and worked closely with various art collectors including George Terasaki, the legendary collector of objects from the indigenous cultures of North America. Among her recent projects is a global exchange program between artists and Greece.
She has previously curated these exhibitions at FIAF: Roman Cochet’s Supersonic Melancholia; Stephen Antonakos’s FORM COLOR SPACE; and Inès Longevial’s Tomorrow is your lucky day.