exhibition
25/04/19
29/06/19
Despina
an exhibition by Zoë Paul

Opening
Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 6-9pm

Exibition dates
April 25–June, 29 2019

Extended opening hours during Art Brussels: 
Thursday, 25 April – Saturday, 27 April 2019 (closed on Sunday), 11 to 7pm

La Loge invites Zoë Paul to realize her first institutional solo exhibition outside of the UK opening in Spring 2019. Zoë Paul’s work consists of elements and motifs that—whether at a domestic or community scale—convey an essence of belonging. She employs timeless, general-purpose, low-tech materials and techniques, such as clay, weaving and drawing, that pertain to a small-scale economy and are used to meet daily life needs. Her work aims to examine our relationship with tradition and explores shifts in perception around the value of an object according to time and context.

At La Loge, Paul unites new works and material experiments exploring the impermanence of life through the lens of ancient mythologies, fertility, femininity and reproduction. The multiple facets of Despina – the Lady mistress of the house, a goddess of nature, birth and death, an underground deity – occupy the different spaces of La Loge. Constructed as a narrative depicting multiple scenes, above and below the earth's surface, Paul’s cinematic images take a more holistic approaches to the landscape. The exhibition underlines the co-dependency between the divine and obscure underworld and the domestic territories above the earth.
 
Zoë Paul (b.1987, London) grew up between the Greek island of Kithira and Oxford, having South African origins. She now lives and works in Athens. After finishing her undergraduate at Camberwell College of art, she completed her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London. Past projects and exhibitions include La Perma-Perla Kraal Emporium, a collaborative work that invites visitors to sit around a long table and make clay beads, SPIKE Island, Bristol, 2018 and The Breeder, Athens, 2017; Equilibrists organized by the New Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation, Athens in collaboration at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Solitude and Village, an exhibition exploring social relations and indebtedness in the village, The Breeder, Athens (2016), and Unorthodox at the Jewish Museum, New York, 2015.