SHOW ROOM presents...
Anne Deleporte: Wet Water

September 2013 - April 2014




SHOW ROOM invites you to the opening of Anne Deleporte’s mural project, Wet Water. Spanning 120 feet, Deleporte’s sky-blue mural faces the gallery’s new exhibition space on Union St., Brooklyn, near the Gowanus Canal.

As with her other signature murals, Deleporte covers the wall with newspapers then paints over it, editing and concealing most of the information except selected images that result in a gigantic rebus.

Writing on Deleporte’s photo-frescos, Sara Reisman says:

“Part collage, part painting, Deleporte’s work is created through a chance process of collecting newspapers late in the day, or long after the news is current…. As a viewer, you might be immediately drawn to certain details: a color wheel, Picasso’s portrait of Therese, the Mississippi River,…a crumbling loaf of bread.

What do sections of corn on the cob, cheese fondue, a red robin, and a bull have to do with art?...In viewing, or rather reading, these…an appreciation emerges for the artistry of print media: photography, drawing, typeface, and paintings captured within Deleporte’s painting, rich with shadow, suggest a [depth] that makes the news all the more surreal.”

Anne Deleporte is a French artist living and working in Long Island City. She works in a variety of media—including painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and performance—and numerous projects of hers have taken shape as public installations. Deleporte is currently completing a large scale photo-fresco for Highbridge Gardens in the Bronx, commissioned by New York City’s Percent for Art. Her large scale work has been presented in exhibitions at The Dallas Contemporary and Momenta Art in Brooklyn (2010), Museo do Paco Imperial and Galeria Laura Marsiaj in Rio de Janeiro  (2009), and Prospect 1New Orleans (2008).

Deleporte has exhibited nationally and internationally at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Shanghai Art Museum, The Centre Georges Pompidou, and Musee d'Art Moderne. She received the Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant in 2013.