This is the exhibition catalogue for Jacques Monory, the French artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States. The show presents a selection of Monory’s paintings from the last four decades. Throughout his prolific career, he has been celebrated as a pioneer of the 1960’s French movement, Narrative Figuration. His work, along with the movement, was developed out of an opposition to the informal painting that typified the era.
The artist’s numerical painting titles and monochromatic color schemes, typically in his signature blue, act to distinguish his work within the movement. Many of his compositions are both drawn from and embedded with photographs of news media and film. He presents the ephemerality of media as cinematic sequences, occasionally appearing as painterly collages and others in diptychs and triptychs.