Hard Fullness

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acrylic paintings, steatite & serpentine sculptures

in partnership with Benjamin Garnero, sculptor

August 18th to September 15th, 2015

Place de la Fontaine, Colmars les Alpes (France)

 

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Dure plénitude (“Hard Fullness”) testifies to the difficulty, or even suffering, inherent in any process of development and any completely honest approach, as well as the resistance and the brute force which are experienced as both the source and the fruit of it.”

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“Moving away from more traditional approaches to animal interpretations in art, the hand of Benjamin Garnero, inspired by nature, brings us face to face with hybrid animals intoned with the ancient call of the primitive. Soapstone, serpentine, black and green marbles invite us to hear this call, to follow their soft curves and their ribs toward a more stellar abstraction.

Andrée Bélanger works with the canvas. The canvas moves from backdrop in the traditional sense to an encasement, a structure in which it encloses and compartmentalizes the repeated spaces and focus of the painting, allowing explorations in the relationships between imbalance and discomfort, the empty and the abundance. The conductor wire? The four elements. Fire, water, air and earth provide the link between the works as they surround the human condition through the major disturbances; death, loneliness, madness of the spirit, emptiness, confinement. Not necessarily dark, as nature is still there.

The show offers an introspective look, inviting the audience to understand and create their own experience and history.”

Lucie Capdeville

Association Art et Culture Fabri de Peiresc

(translation by K. Thomas)


© 2017 Andrée Bélanger

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