Capital City Arts Initiative

Claire Pasquier: Moiré

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Exhibition in the Courthouse Gallery

The Capital City Arts Initiative’s exhibition, Moiré, presents Claire Pasquier’s perceptions and reactions to our lives being played out on the big screen.

The exhibition runs at the Courthouse Gallery from June 8 – September 29, 2022.

Describing her artistic evolution, Claire Pasquier said, “For the past ten years, I have developed a moiré style dominated by my preoccupation with the virtual world of the tv screen. It started when I moved to San Francisco from France and suddenly realized that I was living in the very movie sets that had entertained my childhood. What were once imaginary backdrops of Hitchcock films now figured prominently in my trips to the store. It was a surreal and unsettling sensation that led me to question the realities of virtual and real space. It was also at this same time that social media spaces [platforms] started taking hold of popular culture and redefined who and where we were as people. I found myself fascinated with the world as something we understand and live through screens and thus turned to my training as an academic painter to explain and explore these ideas. First, I focused on cinema and my aesthetic experience of it as a child. With a palette knife, I reproduced scenes from VHS tapes and that affected me and questioned my relationship with them. It was both a study and an artistic meditation on these iconic scenes that now surrounded me. Computers had already accustomed us to flat, high-definition virtual worlds, but the truth is these scenes were filled with static imperfections. My work has pushed me to analyze the power of digital images and their effect of on our perception of reality.”


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2022-06-08 to



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