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Riopelle, Mémoires d’ateliers
Fusains – Sculptures inédites

October 15th, 2010 - January 29th, 2011

Jean-Paul Riopelle, Rio-St-Cyr, 1977
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Rio-St-Cyr, 1977. Photo DR

After a first exhibition in memory of art dealer Philippe Cazeau, highlighting impressionist and modern masters, Galerie Jean-François Cazeau will consacrate his second show to original works by the Canadian artist Jean Paul Riopelle.

The exhibition Riopelle, Mémoires d’ateliers takes its inspiration from two series of photographs, the first taken at the Meudon foundry around 1969-70, and a second series shot in Riopelle’s Saint-Cyr-en-Arthies art studio, located in the Val d’Oise. The latter were taken around 1977-78.

It is in the Meudon foundry that Jean Paul Riopelle modeled, in 1969-70, a significant number of sculptures, primarily those of animals – such as his celebrated owl – of which a certain number would be reused as constructive elements in his monumental plaster polychrome La Fontaine. In the exhibition, fifteen of these sculptures, cast in 2010, will be presented for the first time.

In complement, a rare selection of charcoal drawings from 1976 will be presented. These were done the year before his exclusively black and white Iceberg series, which he began when he returned from his travels to the Great North, and finished in his Saint-Cyr studio.

A monograph will be edited for the occasion of this exhibition.

October 15 – December 30, 2010

The exhibition opening will take place on Thursday, October 14 from 5 p.m.

Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Galerie Jean-François Cazeau – 8 rue Sainte-Anastase 75003 Paris

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