Natacha Donzé: Predictive Meadows 13 May—18 June 2022
acrylic and flock on canvas, 210 x 190 cm
acrylic on canvas, 220 x 120 cm
acrylic and flock on canvas, 70 x 40 cm
acrylic and flock on canvas, 220 x 190 cm
acrylic on canvas, 220 x 190 cm
It is difficult to recognize the weapon in this white plastic object with schematic shapes. Yet there is a slightly serrated handle, a hole large enough for a finger to grasp the trigger, a few screws and a small cylinder as a barrel. In the United States, so-called “ghost guns” are proliferating: delivered in kit form or 3D printed from files that can be downloaded online, they have no serial number and are untraceable. Before becoming potentially lethal objects, they circulate in the form of images – a two-dimensional manufacturing plan whose geometric edges, sometimes crenellated, or rounded gaps allow us to envisage its future use.
It is this image of a flat ghost weapon that Natacha Donzé has affixed – like a cover – on the three canvases that compose the Ghost Guns series. It is this image of a flat ghost weapon that Natacha Donzé has affixed – like a cover – on the three canvases that compose the Ghost Guns series. Of an iridescent transparency, it reveals a set of underlying motifs in fluorescent orange, khaki, yellow and glaucous green. They make up images that are always different: a brackish lake where tadpoles are swarming, unless