A Woman Defined

Art & Culture by Mahvash Mossaed

Exhibition: Demossa Gallery Presents Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French, July 1-30

June 21, 2010

Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French

Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French are Los Angeles-based photographers whose collaborations have been featured in solo gallery exhibitions, international art fairs and museums since 2006. They have been featured in Photograph Magazine, American Photo Magazine and the catalogue for the exhibition “The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography,” which opened at the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2009 and is currently traveling throughout the United States. Charbonneau attended the University of Wisconsin and UCLA where he studied music, anthropology and photography. French attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and UCLA where she studied dramatic writing and art history.

The artists use large format film and traditional darkroom techniques to create narrative photographs which are a product of teamwork from conception to finish. They engage viewers in a discourse about feminine archetypes and myth by creating performance-based images that draw heavily from personal history, memory and dream states. “Charbonneau and French,” writes art critic Peter Frank, “have compiled an impressive body of work brimming with mystery and sensuality, self-conscious but elegantly Gothic stills, it would seem, from an Edgar Allan Poe film adaptation directed by Ingmar Bergman, or Fellini’s take on Lewis Carroll.”


July 1, 2010 . 6-9PM . First Thursday Art Walk
On exhibition until July 30th

1294-D South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 [Map]
Tel/Fax: 949.715.9229

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12-5PM (additional hours by appointment)


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