Les Yeux du Monde is pleased to present
Christophe Vorlet: Works on Paper
11 March – 10 April 2016
Opening Reception with the Artist
Friday, 11 March, 5 – 7 p.m.
Les Yeux du Monde is pleased to present Christophe Vorlet: Works on Paper from 11 March – 10 April 2016. Vorlet, a well known illustrator (on the order of Saul Steinberg) and painter who studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Kunstgewerbe Schule in Zürich, Switzerland is known for his ability to convey complex topics and ideas through his sure line and surprising compositions. His exhaustive and impressive list of clients includes the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report and the Wall Street Journal, to name just a few. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo gallery shows in Switzerland and USA and in group shows all over the world.
For this, his second solo show at Les Yeux du Monde, Vorlet will exhibit several multi panel works consisting of different views of an elephant in a series he calls United Points of View. These works were inspired by the classic story Blind Men and an Elephant, which originated in India but has been re-told through the years in many different religious and secular traditions. A group of blind men are asked to describe an elephant, but since each one investigates only a part of it, from the tusk to the leg to the tail, their descriptions vary wildly and there is widespread disagreement. This parable is a timely one that has been used to illustrate many basic truths including tolerance and the importance of communication and understanding of multiple viewpoints.
The opening reception on Friday March 11 from 5 – 7 is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for the Lunch with the Artist on Wednesday, 23 March from noon to one p.m. ($15, free for Collectors Club). The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday 1 – 5 and by appointment. Call 434-973-5566 or LesYeuxduMonde@aol.com for more information. www.LesYeuxduMonde.com