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CATM New York is proud to present Philippe Valy's Rite of the October Horse
"Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious ..." Virgil
By: Shriftman Media
When vast deserts collide with wild glacial abandonment premonitions of cataclysmic upheaval permeates like the ever resourceful weed, unwanted and undeniable. While the Valy sky may at first appear poetic and pristine, further inquiry reveals a silhouette burdened with historic reverence. Valy shows us a future that may be, but that does not necessarily have to be. It is through such soothsaying that we need to pay heed and not play the naive child sitting in the corner, self amused with untruthful wonderment.
As progress becomes a myriad of foreign bodies, and Valy's wavering architecture sways susceptibly to mother nature's whim among the landscape of dry creek beds and withered limbs, Mars looks over protectively as the initiation of rebirth is taken underway.
As essentials are redefined amid alienated truths, Valy bares witness to a hyper-realistic need for a super-realistic nostalgia. Memories float aimlessly in and out of consciousness as he swims in the waters of Nu, struggling to find his own redemptive mound. His father's boat has resurfaced over the horizon and calls in Sirenic tune. Lulled by the safety of shelter and retrieve from unsettling waters, Valy's longing for retreat is only counterbalanced by his desire to alarm the bells of destinies unresolved.
Valy instills a public willingness to seek beyond shape and color. His work transcends beyond what is understood to what is felt. He leaves no stone unturned in his search for both public and personal martyrdom.
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