Georges Rousse, Éloge des Lieux installation, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery 2015
Georges Rousse, Éloge des Lieux installation, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery 2015
Georges Rousse, Éloge des Lieux installation, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery 2015
Georges Rousse, Éloge des Lieux installation, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery 2015
Georges Rousse, Éloge des Lieux installation, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery 2015
Georges Rousse, Uzes, 2011, C-Print, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Uzès, 2011
C-Print
63 x 49 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Guise, 2015, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Guise, 2015
C-Print
63 x 49 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Uzès, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Uzès, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
51 x 43 in.
​Ed. of 10

Georges Rousse, Utopia, 2015, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Utopia, 2015
C-Print
49 x 63 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Marseille, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Marseille, 2011
C-Print
49 x 63 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Luxembourg, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Luxembourg, 2006
C-Print
63 x 49 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Tokyo, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Tokyo, 2010
C-Print
49 x 63 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Baldwin, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Baldwin, 2006
C-Print
49 x 63 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Paris, 1996, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Paris, 1996
C-Print
71 x 91 in.
Unique

Georges Rousse, Montferrand, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Montferrand, 2012
C-Print
49 x 63 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Barcelone, 2003, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Barcelone, 2003
C-Print
63 x 49 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Reims, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Reims, 2012
C-Print
49 x 63 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Chasse-sur-Rhone, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Châsse-sur-Rhône, 2010
C-Print
49 x 63 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Alfort, 2002, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Alfort, 2002
C-Print
49 x 63 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Matsushima, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Matsushima, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
43 x 51 in.
​Ed. of 10

Georges Rousse, Matsushima, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Matsushima, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
43 x 51 in.
Ed. of 10

Georges Rousse, Marseille Rouge, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Marseille, 2011
49 x 63 in.
Ed. of 5

Georges Rousse, Lyon, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Lyon, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
51 x 43 in.
Ed. of 10

Georges Rousse, Paraty, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Paraty, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
43 x 51 in.
​Ed. of 10

Press Release

Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to announce "Éloge des Lieux" (In Praise of Spaces), Georges Rousse’s premiere exhibition with the gallery featuring work never before exhibited in the US.  This exhibition marks the first American solo show for the artist in over a decade.  An opening reception with the artist in attendance will be held on Thursday, September 17, 6–8pm, and a movie screening and artist talk is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 7pm.

French artist and photographer Georges Rousse, working at the intersections of painting, architecture and photography, has created his one-of-a-kind installations and photographs around the globe.  Using space as his raw material, Rousse converts abandoned locations into almost spiritual visions of color and shape, translating his intuitive, instinctual readings of space into masterful images of several “realities”: that of the actual space, abandoned or soon-to-be demolished; the artist’s imagined mise-en-scène; and the final photograph, or the reality flattened.

Here, the physical reality, like the derelict spaces in which the artist’s actual marks are made, is temporary.  The final—and only lasting—image is the product of the camera shutter from one and only one vantage point.  The resulting optical illusion is no mere trompe-l’oeil, but rather an otherworldly visual—ephemeral and, above all, unforgettable.

Georges Rousse, b. 1947, quickly made his mark on the contemporary art world following his first exhibition in 1981 at the Galerie de France in Paris, receiving such prestigious awards as the International Center of Photography Award in 1988 and the National Grand Prix of Photography in 1993.  His work has been shown in numerous biennials (Paris, Venice, Sydney) and has been exhibited in the Grand Palais (Paris), Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C.), Haggerty Museum (WI), House of Culture (La Paz, Honduras), Sivori Museum (Buenos Aires), and National Art Museum of China, among hundreds of others, and can be found in the collections of the Louvre Museum (Paris), Brooklyn Museum (NY), National Museum of Modern Art (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (Vienna), LaSalle Bank Photography Collection (Chicago), Guggenheim Museum (NY), and Deutsche Bank Collection, among several others.

In 2008, Georges Rousse succeeded Sol LeWitt as an associate member of the Belgian Royal Academy.

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