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I ♥ Lucie
Valent ine’s Day with Lucie Fontaine\, Anat Ebgi\, and Various Small Fires Opening Reception Valentine’s Day\, February 14\, from 6-8PM

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Anat Ebgi and Esther Kim Varet have invited Lucie Fontaine to present a solo show to be split between their two Los Angeles galleries. Lucie Fontaine has conce ived a series of artworks\, each comprised of two parts\, which will be div ided between the two spaces: half of each piece will be shown at Anat Ebgi\ , and the other half will be shown at Various Small Fires.

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< span style="font-size: small\; font-family: 'courier new'\, courier\;">By s plitting and doubling the exhibition\, Lucie Fontaine seeks to merge notion s of form with those of format\, acknowledging that the creation of feeling s\, ideas\, objects\, images\, information and knowledge cannot be understo od apart from the channels through which these forms are distributed—from c onception to presentation to promotion of an exhibition\, for example. Luci e Fontaine embraces those channels by freely mixing and matching “split” co ncepts belonging to disparate realms of the history of humankind\, includin g: 1. Hegel’s Master-Slave dialectic presented in his Phenomenology of Spir it\; 2. The diptych in art history\; 3. Symbiosis in biology\; 4. The Chine se “One Divides into Two” [一分为二] controversy of 1964 between philosophers a nd Maoists\; 5. Labor divisions between art employer and art employee\, dea ler and artist\, artist and curator\, dealer and collector and so on.

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For this project\, Lucie Fontaine puts love at the center of her cer ebral promiscuity. For Lucie Fontaine\, love in all of its manifestations—l ove for your partner\, love for yourself\, love for God\, love for what we do\, love as friendship—transforms\, making the singular into pluralities o f streams of pleasure. Yet love’s authenticity inevitably comes laced with a sense of irony\, which Lucie Fontaine fully embraces by opening her exhib ition on Valentine’s Day\, the day love becomes capital. Today\, all that i s immaterial\, even love itself\, has been transmuted into commodities\, wh ich is no news considering the sale of indulgences by the Catholic Church. The capitalization of feelings\, and the capitalization of love\, may be th e clearest visualization of a reality where the opposition between what is material (stuff) and what is immaterial (feelings) no longer makes sense.

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Lucie Fontaine lives and works in Colmar\, France\, from which s he willingly distributes her signature\, authorship\, creativity\, and labo r through many avenues: art making\, exhibition organizing\, art collecting \, writing\, and editing\, to mention those she already tried. To learn mor e about her activities in Milan\, where her space is located\, and elsewher e\, please visit her website at www.luciefontaine.com or email her employee s.

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For more information about “I ♥ Lucie” please email anat@ana tebgi.com.
Anat Ebgi is now located at 2660 La Cienega Boulevard\ , Los Angeles\, CA 90034. 

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