Here are some examples of "postcards" by the young but increasingly well known sculptor and artist Isabelle Pelissier. She was born in Guadeloupe. Much of her artist growth took place in France--in Orleans and more particularly in Paris. Now she is a major artist, and she also lives and works in Buffalo.
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Pelissier found a suitcase full of old postcards and in three short weeks made a great many very small paintings. "It was a very special time," she says, and mentions "the compression of time," and that the paintings "represent an inventory of things that I owned." The resulting quick, brushy works, spread about here and there, have a fragmented, snapshot quality and an early Diebenkorn air. Lush, creamy miniatures--a soldierly bottle of wine, a rolling pin that seems to float like an elongated butterfly, a cheese grater, an electric cord in a socket, a Panama hat, a white bowl, a blue black bowl, a lime. Trèscher, très intime. "I move so much, I had to find a way to carry things," she explains.
JAUNE COMME UN COING-COING "...ah, si la jaunasse savait..." "...tu me prends pour un bleu?..." BLEU DE COLERE "Ah maman, encore une fois, je t'en prie...." IL FAUT CULTIVER SON TINTIN CLASSE VERTE VERTE DE JALOUSIE AH VERT TISSEMENT MANGETOUT