Lost Weekend

Lost Weekend is an exhibition on view at Galerie Allen and Yvon Lambert in Paris until July 31, 2021. The exhibition title is borrowed from the name John Lennon gave to an 18-month period where he plummeted to personal lows while reaching creative highs. The two galleries had the desire to collaborate and consolidate ideas of exchange between geography, generations and intention. Their version of the well seasoned Mail Art exhibition places a metaphorical fork in the road: 2 artworks leaving an artist’s studio in one part of the world and arriving in Paris to be split between two spaces while symbiotically resonating between each location. Artists in the group show include Kersti Jan Werdal, Etel Adnan, James Benning, Moyra Davey, Simone Fattal, Matt Paweski, and Ryoko Sekiguchi, amongst others.

Untitled  •

Untitled

by Etel Adnan
10 x 8 inches
painting on watercolor paper

 •  Image courtesy Yvon Lambert, Paris. Photo by Woosung Sohn.

Untitled  •

Untitled

by James Benning
12 x 8 inches

 •  Image courtesy Yvon Lambert, Paris. Photo by Woosung Sohn.

Light 48a  •  2021

Light 48a

by Kersti Jan Werdal
Lightjet C-Print on glossy paper
5 x 7 inches
Edition 1 of 1

2021  •  Image courtesy Yvon Lambert, Paris. Photo by Woosung Sohn.

UNTITLED (CAFÉ) 1  •  2021

UNTITLED (CAFÉ) 1

by Moyra Davey
C-Print, Tape, Postage, Ink
12 x 18 inches

"When thinking of this show, I looked up the circle of latitude each gallery sits on, and discovered Paris lies on the 48th Parallel North. This is the same latitude as the Olympic Peninsula in the Northwest corner of the United States, an area I spend significant time in, a state I was born and raised. This line connects all locations in the world by an imagined circle. I took a drive up to Neah Bay, Makah Tribal land that is also the furthest northwest point of the state, with the intention of making a picture of the sea in front of me, and another of the forest behind me. I made these pictures, and when I developed the film discovered that two negatives were exposed from the early light that morning, these are the images I chose to print. I intercepted the color with my own interpretation based on the feeling I had when standing in this place."

2021  •  Image courtesy Yvon Lambert, Paris. Photo by Woosung Sohn.