The Journey  Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris 10 September - 31 October 2015    The Journey  is a new body of work which explores the international issue of asylum seekers. These new works seek to remind the viewer that behind this often highly politicised issue there are individual lives being risked everyday, and that at its core, seeking asylum is about the fundamental right to aspire to a better life.    The Journey  unpicks the universal elements of the story of aspiration employing narrative techniques. The idea of the quest or journey has long been embodied in the structure of storytelling traditions, as basic and fundamental themes that express the commonality of the human experience. At the heart of metaphor of the hero's journey are a series of trials and tribulations that must be endured to reach an end goal. This exhibition is a critical contemplation of this universal narrative, expressed in a carefully staged sequence of carved marble sculptures and installations.    The Journey  is Seton's first look at these issues on a universal level, and highlights the struggles which are common to all people, and all nations.  All photos by Frédéric Albert.

The Journey
Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris
10 September - 31 October 2015

The Journey is a new body of work which explores the international issue of asylum seekers. These new works seek to remind the viewer that behind this often highly politicised issue there are individual lives being risked everyday, and that at its core, seeking asylum is about the fundamental right to aspire to a better life. 

The Journey unpicks the universal elements of the story of aspiration employing narrative techniques. The idea of the quest or journey has long been embodied in the structure of storytelling traditions, as basic and fundamental themes that express the commonality of the human experience. At the heart of metaphor of the hero's journey are a series of trials and tribulations that must be endured to reach an end goal. This exhibition is a critical contemplation of this universal narrative, expressed in a carefully staged sequence of carved marble sculptures and installations. 

The Journey is Seton's first look at these issues on a universal level, and highlights the struggles which are common to all people, and all nations.

All photos by Frédéric Albert.

   Refuge   2015  Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette  110 x 120 x 170 cm

Refuge 2015
Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette
110 x 120 x 170 cm

14 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_Refuge_bianco carrara.jpg
   Oilstone 01: Transparent   2015  Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope 100 x 38 x 42 cm

Oilstone 01: Transparent 2015
Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope
100 x 38 x 42 cm

01 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_Oilstone 01-Transparent_bianco carrara_TheJourney.jpg
04 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_TheJourney_Paris Beijing.jpg
   Folded Zodiac 01   2015  Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot  56 x 42 x 35 cm (foreground)    Folded Zodiac 02   2015  Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot 56 x 42 x 35 cm (background)

Folded Zodiac 01 2015
Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot
56 x 42 x 35 cm (foreground)

Folded Zodiac 02 2015
Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot
56 x 42 x 35 cm (background)

06 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_TheJourney_Paris Beijing.jpg
   Oilstone 02: Transcendent   2015  Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope  Dimensions variable

Oilstone 02: Transcendent 2015
Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope
Dimensions variable

09 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_Oilstone 02-Transcendent_bianco carrara_TheJourney.jpg
   Deluge in a Cup   2015  Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand  Dimensions variable (foreground)

Deluge in a Cup 2015
Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand
Dimensions variable (foreground)

11 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_Deluge in a cup_bianco carrara.jpg
   The Best of All Possible Worlds   2015  Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan Dimensions variable

The Best of All Possible Worlds 2015
Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan
Dimensions variable

  The Journey  Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris 10 September - 31 October 2015    The Journey  is a new body of work which explores the international issue of asylum seekers. These new works seek to remind the viewer that behind this often highly politicised issue there are individual lives being risked everyday, and that at its core, seeking asylum is about the fundamental right to aspire to a better life.    The Journey  unpicks the universal elements of the story of aspiration employing narrative techniques. The idea of the quest or journey has long been embodied in the structure of storytelling traditions, as basic and fundamental themes that express the commonality of the human experience. At the heart of metaphor of the hero's journey are a series of trials and tribulations that must be endured to reach an end goal. This exhibition is a critical contemplation of this universal narrative, expressed in a carefully staged sequence of carved marble sculptures and installations.    The Journey  is Seton's first look at these issues on a universal level, and highlights the struggles which are common to all people, and all nations.  All photos by Frédéric Albert.
   Refuge   2015  Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette  110 x 120 x 170 cm
14 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_Refuge_bianco carrara.jpg
   Oilstone 01: Transparent   2015  Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope 100 x 38 x 42 cm
01 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_Oilstone 01-Transparent_bianco carrara_TheJourney.jpg
04 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_TheJourney_Paris Beijing.jpg
   Folded Zodiac 01   2015  Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot  56 x 42 x 35 cm (foreground)    Folded Zodiac 02   2015  Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot 56 x 42 x 35 cm (background)
06 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_TheJourney_Paris Beijing.jpg
   Oilstone 02: Transcendent   2015  Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope  Dimensions variable
09 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_Oilstone 02-Transcendent_bianco carrara_TheJourney.jpg
   Deluge in a Cup   2015  Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand  Dimensions variable (foreground)
11 Alex Seton_Sept 2015_Deluge in a cup_bianco carrara.jpg
   The Best of All Possible Worlds   2015  Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan Dimensions variable

The Journey
Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris
10 September - 31 October 2015

The Journey is a new body of work which explores the international issue of asylum seekers. These new works seek to remind the viewer that behind this often highly politicised issue there are individual lives being risked everyday, and that at its core, seeking asylum is about the fundamental right to aspire to a better life. 

The Journey unpicks the universal elements of the story of aspiration employing narrative techniques. The idea of the quest or journey has long been embodied in the structure of storytelling traditions, as basic and fundamental themes that express the commonality of the human experience. At the heart of metaphor of the hero's journey are a series of trials and tribulations that must be endured to reach an end goal. This exhibition is a critical contemplation of this universal narrative, expressed in a carefully staged sequence of carved marble sculptures and installations. 

The Journey is Seton's first look at these issues on a universal level, and highlights the struggles which are common to all people, and all nations.

All photos by Frédéric Albert.

Refuge 2015
Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette
110 x 120 x 170 cm

Oilstone 01: Transparent 2015
Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope
100 x 38 x 42 cm

Folded Zodiac 01 2015
Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot
56 x 42 x 35 cm (foreground)

Folded Zodiac 02 2015
Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot
56 x 42 x 35 cm (background)

Oilstone 02: Transcendent 2015
Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope
Dimensions variable

Deluge in a Cup 2015
Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand
Dimensions variable (foreground)

The Best of All Possible Worlds 2015
Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan
Dimensions variable

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