Éric Bourret: Artist-Walker

 

 

Sapar Contemporary, 9 North Moore Street, June 13 - August 3, 2019 

Tribeca Art + Culture Night Special Opening: June 20, 6-9pm

As an “artist-walker” Éric Bourret climbs summits to produce photographs that he refers to as “experiences
of walking, experiences of the visible.”

Documenting walks through diverse and dramatic topographies, like the mountains of his native France,
the Himalayas, the deserts of South Africa and the Americas, the icebergs of Greenland and the volcanoes
of Europe, Bourret’s photographs also operate as evidence of the deep physical and sensory transformations
that the activity of long-distance walking elicits: “it heightens perception and receptiveness to the
surrounding landscape.”