This body of work is based on images captured in the Dapper Museum in Paris. The photographs were inspired by, and made from, the shadows cast by sculptures, artifacts and patrons upon the floors and walls of the museum. I originally produced the photographs in black and white, but upon reflection I decided the essence of the Dapper would be best illustrated in a more complex way. Thus, I present the artwork in color with additional elements, imagined and real. The stated mission of the Dapper was “to promote the traditional arts of sub-Saharan Africa.” The mission was sustained on rue Paul Valéry from 1986 until June 2017, when the museum closed.
Gene Dominique, all rights reserved.