STREET now open! Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
Paris

Maison Rabelais

Exhibition Detail
Reformations
Chapel Saint Genest
En Fournirue - Rue d'Enfer
57000 Metz
Lorraine
France


August 12th, 2011 - August 26th, 2011
Opening: 
August 12th, 2011 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Broken Flowers n°1, Wayne SleethWayne Sleeth, Broken Flowers n°1,
2011, mixed on canvas, 100 x 50 cm
© artist
> QUICK FACTS
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
PHONE:  
0679897007
OPEN HOURS:  
10h - 22h
TAGS:  
abstract, mixed-media
> DESCRIPTION

(Fr.)
Invité par l'Association des Amis de la Maison Rabelais,
avec une nouvelle collection de peintures qui font osciller le sujet entre présence et absence, premier- et arrière-plan, l'artiste-peintre anglais, Lorrain d'adoption, investit la Maison Rabelais au coeur de Metz cet été 2011.

Wayne Sleeth ici poursuit la lutte formelle entre 'figure et fond', figuration et abstraction, dont témoigne son oeuvre depuis une dizaine d'années déjà. Dans ces toiles récentes, on est face à des épurations de composition qui mettent en valeur l'aspect non-substantiel de toute image. On pense à ses repères spirituels - à Rothko, à Turner, à Monet, à Cy Twombly, mais aussi à François Rabelais-même, figure ambigüe du 16eme siècle qui, de passage à Metz, en quelque sorte contribuait à la Réformation.

Entrée gratuite.
Vernissage vendredi 12 août 2011, 19h30 CET
Ouvert de 10h à 22h, sauf le dimanche.
Présences de l'artiste le 12/08, le 25 et 26/08.

www.waynesleeth.com
www.facebook.com/WayneSlee​thArtist


(Eng.)
Invited by l'Association des Amis de la Maison Rabelais,
With a new collection of paintings – and some objects - which question the presence (and absence) of the subject and motif, the notion of fore- and back-ground, the English artist Wayne Sleeth, based in Lorraine since 2001, occupies la Maison Rabelais in the historic centre of Metz this summer.

Here he continues his formal interrogation of what is ‘figure’ and what is ‘ground’, of figuration and abstraction, as his work has revealed over the last ten years. In these recent works, the viewer is faced with compositions which propose the insubstantial and the inadequacy of the image; formally, we think of the language of Rothko, Turner, Monet, and of Cy Twombly among others, including François Rabelais himself, emblematic and enigmatic character of 16th Century France, residing here in Metz for a time, and in some way contributing to the Reformation in Europe.

Free entry.
Opening night friday 12 august 2011, 1830 GMT
Open daily 10am - 10pm except sunday.
Artist present the 12, 25 and 26 august.


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.