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Part amusement park, part Stonehenge, add a touch of Las Vegas kitsch and the totemic minimalism of certain suburban shopping centers. All this is "No Aloha", a bizarre contemporary home as envisioned by Strauss Bourque-LaFrance and put on display at Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York.

On top of a white and black-striped carpeted floor a personal reading of the domestic hearth takes the stage: from the traditional home to the modern one. A visual condensation of abstract paintings and sculptures with linear forms, built with synthetic, ready-made materials.

The iconic protagonist of the exhibition is the fireplace mantel, once a traditional symbol of domestic life (formally a kind of triumphal arc), which in the early 90s became a mass product present in many American homes, a sort-of pop family altar, on which to display photos and other family memorabilia.

And so then Strauss Bourque-LaFrance rereads it in form, filling it with color and optimism. With a style that teleports us directly back to the Memphis movement and the 80s, thus making even the paintings of the exhibition less abstract and more accessible: these hybrid, ambiguous media at a crossroads between fabric, smartphone and commercial or museum display window.

All photos were kindly granted by the artist and gallery Rachel Uffner

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

strauss bourque lafrance, ltvs, lancia trendvisions