Mai-Thu Perret - Pièces Enfantines

5 Sep 2020 — 6 Nov 2020

Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman/
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman is pleased to present the first solo exhibition with Swiss born artist Mai-Thu Perret. Pièces Enfantines comprises new sculptures and wall objects made of glazed ceramics, a group of abstract Gouache drawings and a cloth whale floating in space. Since the late 1990s, Perret's work has evolved around the project The Crystal Frontier, a fictional narrative about a group of feminist activists who form an autonomous commune in the desert of southwestern New Mexico to escape capitalism and patriarchal conventions. This ongoing narrative serves as a background for Perret's artistic work, whose broad net of references ranges from literature, the craft-oriented movements of the late 19th century, the avant-gardes of the 20th century to the spiritual and poetic.