Chloe Sells, Sojourning Pheonix, Unique analog C-type photograph, Courtesy the artist and NextLevel Galerie
Chloe Sells, Sojourning Pheonix, Unique analog C-type photograph, Courtesy the artist and NextLevel Galerie 

Chloe Sells - The Form That Strength Has Left

09/11/2017 - 23/12/2017

NEXTLEVEL 
8 RUE CHARLOT 
 
75003 PARIS


 
This is Sells’s first exhibition with the gallery, coinciding with the release of ‘FLAMINGO’, the second monographic publication dedicated to her work. The works in both the exhibition and the publication have been photographed in a part of Botswana that Sells has repeatedly visited over the last three years.
“There is a place on earth that looks like white paint has spilled from the heavens and splashed across its surface. There is no arboreal green. There is no azure water. There is no earthy, brown soil. This albino birthmark is the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in the heart of the Kalahari Desert of Botswana.“
The horizon line, which scores the center of each photograph is symbolic of what is fixed and determined in life—being born and dying. However, as with human existence, its intransigent confidence dissolves once considered. If one were to chase the horizon they would, at last, reach the place they had begun. Therefore the line is no line at all, but rather part of a circle. The meditative approach created by addressing the landscape again and again allows the viewer to consider experience on many different levels.