'Laure Prouvost: Above Front Tears Nest in South' at the Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX, USA
28 August 2023
The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston opened Laure Prouvost's solo exhibition, 'Above Front Tears Nest in South', on 15 September 2023.
Birds nesting inside the exhibition galleries, hybrid creatures floating between earth and sky, grotto-like tunnels leading from the dark into light. . . these surreal scenarios originate in the mind of French artist Laure Prouvost. Throughout her decades-long career, Prouvost has created multisensorial installations, combining video, sculpture, textiles, and diverse media in extravagant, mind-bending settings that create humorous, idiosyncratic experiences for the viewer.
For her first solo exhibition in Texas, Laure Prouvost transforms the Moody into an immersive environment situated between reality and the imagination. Above Front Tears Nest in South invites visitors on an intriguing journey, engaging both the body and the mind. Forgoing traditional linear narratives and expected outcomes, Prouvost weaves together existing and imagined personal memories to open up a space of boundless freedom. The exhibition features several large-scale, multimedia installations, found objects, sculptures, tapestries, architectural assemblages, and videos, engaging with the architecture of the building through a disorientating, whimsical mode of display while exploring themes of eco-feminism and environmentalism.
The exhibition will run from 15 September – 16 December.
Find further information via the Moody.
Image © Laure Prouvost, courtesy the artist and Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway. Photography by Annar Bjørgli.