Exhibition
19 September 2022–3 November 2022

Where Eyes Rest

by Stéphanie Saadé

19 September 2022–3 November 2022 | Grey Noise

Stéphanie Saadé’s third solo exhibition at Grey Noise, Where Eyes Rest, is articulated around a new body of works that leads the viewers’ engagement through experiences negotiated at different stages of life.

Starts 19 September 2022

Ends 3 November 2022

Venue Grey Noise

Warehouse 24

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“The weight of walls closes all the doors.”1

Stéphanie Saadé’s third solo exhibition at Grey Noise, Where Eyes Rest, is articulated around a new body of works that leads the viewers’ engagement through experiences negotiated at different stages of life. Saadé often uses personal objects which testify of their elasticity as they physically mutate or change shapes and sizes in order to translate the new timespaces that they correspond to. Worn curtains, blankets, toys, books … map geographical and temporal situations drawn from her immediate surroundings. The exhibition borrows its title from her video, Where Eyes Rest (2021), in which the artist befriends a fallen hair.

The work of Stéphanie Saadé develops a language of suggestion, playing with poetics and metaphor. She shares clues, signs, imageless and occasionally silent trails with us, which interact like the words of a single sentence. It is for the viewer to decipher them, as would an archaeologist faced with traces, fossils, and fragments. This enigmatic quality often stemsfrom the artist’s own experience. In her oeuvre, personal experience is invoked exclusively as a universal subject.

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1 Paul Éluard, Poésie ininterrompue, 1946, in La Terre et les rêveries du repos, Gaston Bachelard, 1948 (translation by the author)