Archives Alain Séchas Past: September 5 → October 17, 2015 En faisant ressurgir en peinture ses grands échalas à tête de chats, Alain Séchas est-il en train d’écrire un chapitre de sa vie d’artiste ? (I will not make anymore abstract art ?) Il se pourrait que les tableaux qu’il expose aujourd’hui éclairent rétrospectivement ce tournant pictural amorcé il y a quelques années.
Alain Séchas — Un dimanche à la galerie Past: Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4 PM Rencontre et visite de l’exposition en présence de l’artiste. Meeting
Archives Un dimanche à la galerie Past: Sunday, September 27, 2015 12 PM → 6 PM Rendez-vous immanquable, l’événement « Un dimanche à la galerie » est une belle occasion de découvrir la diversité des expositions proposées par plus de 100 galeries d’art à Paris, exceptionnellement ouvertes un dimanche pour accueillir le public. Retrouvez notre sélection d’expositions à ne pas manquer.
Archives Substance Past: May 30 → July 25, 2015 Group show with Peter Buggenhout, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Paul Czerlitzki, Hans Josephsohn, Eugène Leroy, Haim Steinbach, Gérard Traquandi and Alan Vega.
Archives Choices Paris — Collectors weekend Past: May 29 → 31, 2015 For three days, 40 art galleries join forces to offer an itinerary across the capital through their respective exhibitions, but also a major group exhibition at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. This artistic itinerary goes from Belleville to Saint-Germain by way of the Marais, the Rue Louise Weiss, the Palais-Royal and Pantin.
Archives Gonzalo Lebrija — Unfolded Past: March 14 → May 16, 2015 In his work, Lebrija examines notions of time, freedom and play, and their relationship to power. From these investigations, actions and gestures arise and confer to his practice a performative dimension. The artist often appears in his own photographs and films, casting himself as a sort of antihero in situations tinged with existential humor.
Archives Sven ’t Jolle — Aires austères Past: January 17 → February 28, 2015 Progress Gallery welcomes Carte Blanche as part of its program, Alicia Zaton fills the gallery’s space with multi-installations. “I often like to think that my biography began before my birth. With Polish parents, I have always felt close to this culture, to this history that I haven’t directly experienced.” A.Z.
Archives Marlène Mocquet — Les grandes eaux Past: October 23 → December 27, 2014 The Laurent Godin gallery presents paintings and sculptures by Marlène Mocquet. Excitement, fear, pleasure, preciousness, allegory, balance, imbalance and construction are all present in the artist’s oeuvre. All this simultaneously in a work: contradictory, discordant, antonymic, but also finding coherence in its constantly controlled tensions.
Archives Vincent Olinet — Cloche sexe Past: September 7 → October 11, 2014 Deux séries d’œuvres de l’artiste sont présentées pour sa troisième exposition personnelle : « Young Ruins », des peintures de faux marbre sur plaque de verre, dont la peinture est grattée, et « Strasmourg et les Strasmourgeois », une série de demi-cloches en bronze, fer et bois où la cloche représente l’enveloppe utérine et le battant un sexe de statut antique.
Archives Gérard Traquandi — Dessins Past: June 28 → July 26, 2014 "On each visit to Gérard Traquandi’s workshop, I can’t help but open his cabinet drawers, always amazed. Drawing is an essential part of Traquandi’s practice, like a necessary habit, a means of exercise and experimentation.” — Laurent Godin.
Archives Vincent Beaurin Past: May 17 → June 25, 2014 Placed according to the median axis of 360°, the exhibition’s inaugural sculpture, whose metric and mechanical presence informs the exhibition as a whole, the four paintings in the main gallery space result from the artist’s patient and rigorous research.
Rencontre avec Vincent Beaurin, Clément Dirié et Pascal Rousseau Past: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 6:30 PM → 8 PM Rencontre avec l’artiste Vincent Beaurin, Clément Dirié (critique et commissaire indépendant) et Pascal Rousseau (professeur d’histoire de l’art à l’Université Paris I). Meeting
Archives Paul Czerlitzki — Roots Past: January 9 → February 15, 2014 “In working with technology, he is seemingly exploring the paradoxical nature of the tactile effects of the real, showing up a possibility for technological innervation and recalling a transparent honesty of the image as attempted mimicry.” — Laura Preston, about Paul Czerlitzki.
Archives Michael Patterson-Carver — Let Them Sell Candy Past: November 29, 2013 → January 4, 2014 Né à Chicago en 1958, Michael Patterson-Carver est un artiste autodidacte, qui a commencé par montrer ses dessins dans la rue. D’apparence naïve, ses dessins portent un regard franc et direct sur l’actualité, et dépeignent des protestations et des mises en scène de la vie politique internationale dans une approche à la fois comique, ironique, et profondément humaine.
Archives Peter Buggenhout — Ni chair, ni poisson Past: October 19 → November 23, 2013 The work of Buggenhout offers an iconoclastic approach to sculpture, beyond any normativity, playing with the codes of attraction and repulsion. These works of shapelessness avoid paraphrasing reality, admit no referent and embrace the assumption of chaos and madness. Here appears the surface of life’s backside.
Archives Claude Closky — Diplopie Past: September 7 → October 12, 2013 Gathering original works made in 2012 and 2013, Diplopie is about confrontations, appearances and surprises. In an ever humorous manner, the artist blurs the line between two representational registers, one arbitrary and the other determined.
Archives Gérard Traquandi — Les jours Past: May 24 → July 27, 2013 “Days come and go, each one the same as the next, or not, it depends. The days are also those beams of light which apertures pierced in a wall let into the room. A glimpse of what is happening outside when one is shut away” — Gérard Traquandi.
Archives Vincent Beaurin — Couronne Past: May 16 → 18, 2013 Beaurin’s work explores the richness of a wide spectrum of atmospheric colour tones, creating a stimulating and inspiring piece of art. The surface of the three-dimensional spots are layered with epoxy resin and a blend of marble and quartz coloured sands. Radiant, contrasting colours are juxtaposed to create a burst of intense colour.
Archives Scoli Acosta — Music of Morocco Past: April 4 → May 11, 2013 “Scoli Acosta’s tambourines are at once paintings and functional objects, diverting the legacy of modernist painting to the realm of the everyday, the hand-held, and the percussive” — Jill Dawsey, curator at the MCASD.
Archives Philippe Durand — Sioule et cætera Past: February 7 → March 23, 2013 “Ironic and contemplative land surveyor, Philippe Durand keeps a childlike ability to seize the environment as a play space, and a sarcastic enthusiasm as to the disproportion and grotesque quality of whatever sets itself up as important, which he will inevitably dismantle by capturing what lies behind the scenes” — François Piron
Archives Alan Suicide Vega — Holy Shit Past: October 18 → November 24, 2012 It is difficult, some would say impossible for rock music lovers, to look at the works of Alan Bermowitz, aka Alan Vega, without associating them with the sound experience that such a name evokes. It is hard to forget the fantastic performance of the singer-songwriter, mesmerizing the Palace hall with his magical voice on the 5th February 1981.
Archives Mika Rottenberg Past: September 8 → October 13, 2012 Mika Rottenberg presents a series of new drawings, her latest video Sneeze and also Seven, a multimedia artwork resulting from the performance and video installation created with Jon Kessler on the occasion of Performa 11 in New York.
Archives Delphine Coindet — Brève histoire à la hache Past: June 7 → July 13, 2012 Après un an de résidence à la Villa Médicis à Rome, Delphine Coindet revient à la Galerie Laurent Godin pour sa troisième exposition personnelle. Pour cette exposition, l’artiste réunit un corpus d’œuvres s’articulant autour d’une pièce maîtresse se présentant comme une scène mobile, composée de huit parties distinctes re-configurables à l’infini.
Archives Haim Steinbach — Navy legacy Past: April 14 → May 26, 2012 “Navy Legacy” conjures images of an expansive blue plane of ocean and the streamlined vessels that travel across these surfaces. Legacy is defined as thing handed down by a predecessor, that prevails and continues, as an object, an original idea or vision. Steinbach employs art historical references and builds new roles into a host of objects.
Archives Vincent Beaurin Past: January 12 → February 25, 2012 Vincent Beaurin creates his exhibitions as if they were landscapes. Each piece of work is positioned in the space, in the same way as the many different places which compose a landscape. They attract and produce an effect that, due to its unusual quality, some have called aura. This radiance is more consistent with gravity and electromagnetic force.
Archives Henrik Samuelsson — Speaking in Tongues at Shitty Hotels Past: November 24, 2011 → January 7, 2012 What really struck me when you invited me to visit Henrik Samuelsson’s studio was this feeling that a world was reaching its end. In a way, it made me think of eschatology. But at the same time there was this very “Swedish” element in his work related to this place where he grew up.
Archives Aleksandra Mir — Dessins Past: September 10 → October 8, 2011 C’est la première fois qu’Aleksandra Mir réunit un ensemble de ses dessins en France et c’est un événement. Plus rarement exposés que ses actions et ses sculptures géantes, les dessins sont sans doute la première forme, et la plus étendue, d’une démarche qui formule une vraie politique de l’espace.
Archives Paperwork Past: June 30 → July 30, 2011 This multidisciplinary exhibition proposes to explore the possibilities of the paper medium beyond the definition commonly spread of "work on paper": material or object of a work, paper extends the developement of a personal iconography, becomes a support for an artwork’s (re)production or can be used to question volume.
Archives Peter Buggenhout — Contes Invertébrés Past: May 14 → June 25, 2011 An important topic in the work of Peter Buggenhout is his use of industrial and organic waste to make art. In the late 1990s, the artist launched into a sculptural practice that is anything but normative. His approach hinges on the materials: dust, horse hair, detritus, blood, and cow stomachs and intestines.
Archives Gérard Traquandi Past: March 19 → May 7, 2011 “I do what painters have always done, that is to say transferring perceptions, using color, on a canvas. All this in a historical context. I choose axis, I leave to photography its power of representation, and to cinema its narrative ability. I work by substraction. (…)” GT
Archives Philippe Durand — Mauvaise herbe Past: January 29 → March 12, 2011 « Mauvaise herbe », ce terme renvoie à tout un champ de savoir et de culture, loin de la mise au carreau et de l’ordonnancement prescrits par la loi, celle d’une production agricole industrialisée. Il accompagne et s’articule davantage à une vision où l’expression s’arrange des imperfections et y cherche une expérimentation de la différence.
Archives Claude Closky — Laloli Past: September 4 → October 16, 2010 Figures, graphs, tables, ratings, opinion polls, surveys, Statistical brackets, extrapolations, syntheses, consulting, rates, percentages, ratios, e-mails, teasers, online music, animations, sounds… Nowadays nothing is explained, everything is being sent, everything is in circulation.
Archives Serena Carone, Gretchen Ryan, Hidde van Schie Past: June 30 → July 31, 2010 We are very pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition with Serena Carone, Gretchen Ryan and Hidde van Schie, a project that brings together artists from different backgrounds (Paris, Los Angeles, Rotterdam), with outstanding individualities and eclectic careers, but whose respective universes echo one another by their singularity.
Archives Rajak Ohanian — Métamorphoses II Past: February 13 → March 27, 2010 Mon intention est de parler de formes métamorphosées en corps nouveaux ; dieux, qui avez pris part à ces transformations, inspirez mon entreprise et accompagnez ce poème qui, des origines du monde jusqu’à nos jours, est éternel. Ovide, Les Métamorphoses, Livre premier.