HEIDI VAUGHAN FINE ART

Presents

EMILIE DUVAL

Plato’s Corridor

Plato’s Corridor


Houston, Texas – Heidi Vaughan Fine Art is proud to present the exhibition The Praxis of Blockchain, introducing the newest paintings, video, and an installation by Emilie Duval. The show will open Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the gallery, located at 3510 Lake Street in the Upper Kirby Galleries. The exhibition runs through May 11.
 
Each of the artworks in The Praxis of Blockchain presents a societal matter and its future through the lens of a decentralized algorithmic perspective. Duval considers the algorithms from an economic, a societal, and a philosophical perspective. Her vision combines the anticipation of a society governed by algorithmic entities and the resultant anthropological effects. The decisional human factor becomes less and less a component of a structural power shaped by algorithms.
 
Through this work, Duval points to how the economic norm has created a structural and dematerialized order that cannot be visible due to its profound complexity. “The human form of physical individual entities disappears behind the necessity of the expansion of a dematerialized system organized by algorithmic entities no one can escape. The fact that you can pay with crypto currencies acknowledges and expands the formation of blockchain technology, and, by extension, our own future digitized existence,” according to Duval.
 
Duval’s work is defined by research and observation to acknowledge the functionality of our societies. She is interested in a wide range of geopolitical, economical, and financial matters and their existence through algorithms. She translates them into metaphoric visions to extract the sense of the structural balance of society. Her hope is to lead people to a new observation of their environment.
 
Duval studied Law at the University of Paris Assas, and Art at the Ecole du Louvre. Her art has been shown throughout Texas, New York, Florida, Utah, Nebraska, California, France, Belgium, Germany, and England. She will have an artist talk at HVFA at 1 pm on April 27.
 
For more information, please contact Heidi Vaughan at 832.875.6477 and at heidi@heidivaughanfineart.com.