Ronan Guillou, Austin 1, 2002, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Ronan Guillou, Chicago Behind Glass, 2007, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Ronan Guillou, Schoolboys, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Ronan Guillou, Tippee, 2007, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Ronan Guillou, Austin 2, 2002, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Jean-Michel Berts, Light of Venice, Pont 5, 2000, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Jean-Michel Berts, The Light of Paris, French Institut 1, 2005, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Jean-Michel Berts, The Light of Paris, Booksellers, 2005, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Jean-Michel Berts, Light of New York, Brooklyn Bridge 2, 2007, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Jean-Michel Berts, Light of New York, Greenwich Village, 2007, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Jean-Michel Berts, The Light of Paris, Luxembourg Garden, 2005, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Bruno Bertrand-Frezoul, Scratching New York, Flatiron, 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Bruno Bertrand-Frezoul, Scratching New York, Untitled, bridge, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Bruno Bertrand-Frezoul, Scratching New York, Bulgari, 2007, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Bruno Bertrand-Frezoul, Scratching New York, Woman running along Central Park West, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Wolfram Ruoff, Pure Lines, Tokyo Crossing, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Wolfram Ruoff, Pure Lines, Tokyo Girl, 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Press Release

"WALKING THE CITY," a group show featuring the work of Jean-Michel Berts, Bruno Bertrand-Frezoul, Ronan Guillou and Wolfram Ruoff, will be on view at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery from June 25 through August 31, 2012.

Images exhibited examine urban spaces through lyrical and dynamic means.  The photographs featured in this exhibition capture the vistas of diverse cities such as Paris, New York and Tokyo.  The artists' varying techniques each draws on the atmosphere of the urban environment.

Bruno Bertrand-Frezoul's silver gelatin prints are enhanced by his darkroom techniques of burning, painting and scratching his negatives.  In his photographs of New York, the evidence of his handiwork reflects the grittiness of New York City.

Wolfram Ruoff, previously an architect, works with an abstraction of 2D imagery, expressing light and depth with the straightness of a technical line.  The inhabitants of his photographs inhabit cities made of lines and edges.

Catching places, cities and glances, Ronan Guillou records moments of ordinary life with affection during his walks.  Influenced by cinematic environments, cities, and the people who animate them, form the basis of his approach to photography.

The ethereal photographs of Jean-Michel Berts remind us of the grandeur of civilizations.  The abstraction of characters makes it possible to move human construction forward and thus reanimate its timelessness.