• 4 December 2022 13:48

TEXTILE MEDIUM, SUITE 2022

Italiano (Italian)

*Featured photo: Dominique Torrente. Les riches heures où l’éclat de vos mains, 2019, plissés de canevas anciens, 350 x 290 cm

Galerie Valérie Delaunay, 42 rue de Montmorency, 75003 Paris
January 6 to February 26, 2022

Artists Adeline Andre, Isabel Bisson-Mauduit, Delphine Caraz, Arnaud Cohen, Frédérique Fleury, Aurélien Lepage, Edith L’haridon, Françoise Micoud, Frédérique Petit, Marjolaine Salvador-Morel, Patrick-Arman Savidan, Martine Schildge, Dominique Torrente

Curated by Yves Sabourin

“If there is one of the oldest pictorial mediums, it is textiles in all its forms of creation including materials and gesture and expressing the artistic dimension in an embodied and sensual way.

Since the end of the 80s, the installation of textiles in the list of plastic mediums in the same way as painting, drawing, modeling, etc. has allowed me to experience it and reveal it through several of my exhibitions such as “Secrets de dentelles” at the ATP in 1994, then “Métissages” in 1998 at the Musée du Luxembourg-Palais du Senate and its 26 stops in France and internationally until 2010.

Today, this omnipresent material in many events is the very expression of a pictoriality combining meaning and composition. Indeed, the textile is sculpted like an earth, takes shape like a charcoal, is deposited like a painted layer. Isn’t a stroke of a spindle or a needle as expressive and sensitive as a well-mastered pencil stroke? The technique is not necessarily necessary, and if it is sometimes essential, it must combine freedom and rigor.

Isabel Bisson-Mauduit. Le bois d’A, 2021, technique mixte, broderie main et machine sur drap de coton légèrement tendu sur châssis, 75 x 110

In 2021, the invitation of the Galerie Valérie Delaunay for the exhibition “Textile medium, suite 2022” allows me to continue and enrich my research. With this essential need to question all modes of expression, whatever they may be, I positioned textiles at the crossroads of several designers and writings.

First from the world of fashion and theater, Adeline André nurtures a subtle dialogue with textiles; from plastic expressions in 2D or 3D, Delphine Caraz chooses to model with worn clothes, like Arnaud Cohen diverting an old Aubusson tapestry; Frédérique Fleury composes with facsimiles of historical tapestries and sandstone pieces; Aurélien Lepage oscillates between paintings and weavings; Edith L’Haridon transforms the mesh into earthy modeling; Marjolaine Salvador-Morel draws needle-lace sculptures in space and questions it, as Françoise Micoud also does with bobbin lace loaded with pigments; Patrick-Arman Savidan sculpts waves in embroidery; Martine Schildge covers flint felt and “pictorializes” their photographed portraits; Dominique Torrente stages the canvas of women seamstresses and erects them in low and high relief; Isabel Bisson-Mauduit mixes photography with machine and handmade embroidery; and to finish Frédérique Petit traces with a silk thread landscapes with a refined design.

All these guest artists, whatever their roots, present the essential artistic expressions around the textile medium which stand up like a sumptuous landscape where harmony exists in the complementarity and the singularity of materials, like themes, so diverse.” (Yves Sabourin)

Martine Schildge. Pierre B, 2021, pierre de silex brute recouverte et cousue de feutre, 35 x 17 x 29 cm

Martine Schildge. Pierre B, 2021, pierre de silex brute recouverte et cousue de feutre, 35 x 17 x 29 cm

Martine Schildge. Pierre A, 2021, pierre de silex brute recouverte et cousue de feutre, 30 x 20 x 25 cm

Martine Schildge. Pierre A, 2021, pierre de silex brute recouverte et cousue de feutre, 30 x 20 x 25 cm

Aurélien Lepage. Madone apotropaïque au crâne, 2020, broderie, peinture et collage sur bois, 52 x 42 cm

Arnaud Cohen. Winter over Europe, 2018, tapisserie et broderie, 270 x 190 cm

Isabel Bisson-Mauduit. Après l’incendie #4, 2021, branche d’épine calcinée recouverte patiemment d’une écorce de tissu brodé, 140 x 60 x 35 cm

Edith L’Haridon. Les Vieilles Dance floor 1, 2021, ruban, fils de laine mohair, de soie, de lin et de coton, 32 x 24 cm

Edith L’Haridon. Oiseau des îles, 2021, ruban, fils de laine mohair, de soie, de lin et de coton, 32 x 24 cm

Marjolaine Salvadore-Morel, Pistil, 2019, dentelle à l’aiguille et ses improvisations, 160 x 100 cm

Marjolaine Salvadore-Morel, Fleur épanouie (détail), 2019, dentelle à l’aiguille et ses improvisations, 160 x 100

Marjolaine Salvadore-Morel, Pistil (détail), 2019, dentelle à l’aiguille et ses improvisations, 160 x 100 cm

Frédérique Petit. Ombre # 5, 2014, 6 x 9 cm

Dominique Torrente. DomVestiges, 2015-2021, 4 socles en chêne (anciens supports qui avaient un globe pour mettre un coussin ou un bouquet de mariage), dimensions variables

Frédérique Fleury, Petite chute au Neptune, 2020, oeillets métalliques, tapisserie imprimée et coton piqués machine sur toile de lin, tendue sur châssis, 20 x 20 x 6 cm

Frédérique Fleury, Petite chute au Neptune, 2020, oeillets métalliques, tapisserie imprimée et coton piqués machine sur toile de lin, tendue sur châssis, 20 x 20 x 6 cm

Frédérique Fleury, Petite chute aux pivoines, 2020, oeillets métalliques, piqure machine, tapisseries cousues sur toile de lin, tendue sur châssis, 20 x 20 x 5 cm

Frédérique Fleury, Petite chute aux pivoines, 2020, oeillets métalliques, piqure machine, tapisseries cousues sur toile de lin, tendue sur châssis, 20 x 20 x 5 cm

Delphine Caraz « Je veux voir vos bouches », 2021, foulard, chutes de tissus, papiers, vêtements, fils, laine et laine d’Aubusson, 30 cm de diamètre

Aurélien Lepage. Ophelia Léopoldine, 2018-2021, broderie, peinture et collage sur toile (châssis), 74 x 105 cm