SEEING THE CHANSON D’AUTOMNE
The Gallery at 3517 West Sunset is proud to present the exhibition SEEING THE CHANSON D’AUTOMNE.
‘Chanson d’Automne’, the poem that 68 years ago was used to signal the beginning of the end of Nazi tyranny in Europe, is the title of an extraordinary exhibition, opening in Los Angeles later this month, which heralds the emergence of local artistic talent.
The exhibition opens on 28 September at The Gallery 3517 West Sunset, the art space within Dustmuffin, the gift and home décor store at 3517 West Sunset and runs thru 10 November.
It offers a selection of artworks – several of them created especially for the exhibition - by several highly original Los Angeles artists that lend a visual description of the poem ‘Chanson d’Automne’ (Autumn Song) by Paul Verlaine.
“In the poem Verlaine was expressing the sadness of growing old,” says gallery owner Kerry Vitiello. “And in the exhibition, too, we feel the inevitable loss of the past and resignation that livelier days will not return. But the exhibition celebrates the process visually in often unconventional ways through the eyes of artists who are developing their own artistic paths.”
Lines from Verlaine’s poem were broadcast to the French Resistance to signal the coming of D-Day in June 1944 and the rebirth of freedom in Europe.