If you’re in the neighborhood, (possibly for the Mapplethorpe show at Xavier Hufkens) don’t miss this delightful small exhibit of paintings by Pierre Lefebvre at Delire Gallery in Brussels, running through 3, August 2013.
Lefebvre is showing some very unique paintings which really draw the eye of passers-by. They are like little windows onto a world which he has chosen to present to his audience. Only the window is one of frosted glass, and the scene isn’t a majestic landscape or remarkable event. Instead Lefebvre has chosen to present little vignettes in the every-day life of towns and cities.
The back of a dusty billboard, a bird’s-eye view of a warehouse, a rat’s-eye view of a rubbish skip, these are the kinds of things you can vaguely recognize through the window Lefebvre has given you to look through. And you’re thankful. He makes you stop and smell the roses.
And sometimes those roses are just crumpled Belgian flags, laying in puddles on the ground after a visit from the King.
Or the broken sign and missing poster from a Turkish advertising frame, somehow transformed into a portal of sorts, through which you might wish to pass into a peaceful, more pleasant world.
This isn’t the kind of work you see every day, so don’t miss your chance to catch this unique little exhibit.
Pierre Lefebvre at Delire Gallery in Brussels, running through 3, August 2013.
Rue de Praetere 47D
1050 Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 6 pm