|With the Tour de France well underway, Charles Avery’s Place de la Revolution explores our fascination with the fine art of cycling.
Place de la Revolution, a suite of six lithographs published by Paupers Press, are studies for a larger diorama depicting a circus of cyclists, isolated from the chaos of the larger scene, encouraging an interrogation of their uncanny relationship to this world, before being absorbed back into their imaginary one.
Charles Avery’s practice ranges between sculptural and object based installations, large-scale graphite drawings and narrative texts, with which he describes the topography, history and culture of an imaginary island. Drawing is central to articulating Avery’s role as this strange lands architect which can vary between the highly detailed to the sketchy and unresolved, gradually disappearing the closer the image travels toward its edge, creating dream-like worlds where the harder you look, the more you discover.
View individual prints here.