Thomas Block Humery / Memoranda at Galerie Marguo in Paris 25 February – 23 March 2023
Galerie Marguo is pleased to present Memoranda, a selection of photographs drawn from the archives of the Franco-German artist Thomas Block Humery. On view from 24 February to 23 March 2023, this body of work stems from the artist’s decade-long cathedral project ‘The Great American Vernacular Encyclopedia’, in which the exploration of the American territory by the artist becomes both an ordinary and transcendent experience. Memoranda, the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery, also marks the first public exhibition of this great body of work.
Under the eye of his brother Matthieu Humery, curator of exhibitions, hundreds of images were reviewed in order to propose a rereading of Thomas’ series, a true creation in its own right. For Matthieu Humery, the literary and poetic dimension of Thomas’ work, which ultimately writes with images, makes his photographs difficult to classify. For Memoranda the two brothers made a selection of about twenty images, chosen for their strong chromatic charge and the wide range of realities they embody. This selection of works is intended to highlight one of the artist’s essential concerns: bring the photographic image to a more mental terrain. ( photos exhibition Mike Derez )
Artists presentation at Galerie Marguo in Paris 25 February – 6 March 2021.