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AINSLEY/AZAM Exhibition

Cultural, Exhibition in Grimaud
  • Exhibition at the Maison des Arcades.

  • CHRISTIANE AINSLEY

    Christiane Ainsley was born in Valleyfield, Canada. She has a degree in visual arts from the University of Quebec in Montreal. In 2001, she and artist John Francis decided to settle in Barjols, in the Var region, where they live and work. In parallel to her painting and ceramics practice, Christiane Ainsley directs the artmandat centre, a place of residencies and exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art and to exchanges between artists.

    At the end of the 1980s,...
    CHRISTIANE AINSLEY

    Christiane Ainsley was born in Valleyfield, Canada. She has a degree in visual arts from the University of Quebec in Montreal. In 2001, she and artist John Francis decided to settle in Barjols, in the Var region, where they live and work. In parallel to her painting and ceramics practice, Christiane Ainsley directs the artmandat centre, a place of residencies and exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art and to exchanges between artists.

    At the end of the 1980s, she continued her research into the qualities of colour, in relation to the density of the material and the trace of the gesture. We are thus faced with what the American formalist school advocated, that is, a painting/painting: "What you see is what you see".

    She has progressively developed her own vocabulary through a serial approach characterised by borrowing from the great themes of the history of painting (portrait, landscape, still life and tondi).
    In 2013, she started working with ceramics. The Ainsley-Muraour duo was formed and in 2014 they began a series of works entitled "art and test" entitled Nature morte.
    Since then, Christiane Ainsley has been working on this theme without restriction, which has led her to produce the flower vases that are


    THIERRY AZAM
    Her photographic work is divided into series that generate each other: landscapes, trees, still lifes, crucifixions...
    This work began in 2008 during frequent car and train journeys in Europe and around the Mediterranean basin. These photos, in which dreamy nostalgia and worried wonder are mixed, are taken, most of the time, with a digital camera.
    They gave rise to the artist's books "L'enneigement" (with Anne-France Frère and Lionel Bourg) "Toi mon aède" (with Anne-France Frère and Edith Azam) and "Lettre du voyageur à son retour" (with Alain Michon).


    Organised by the Culture and Heritage Department
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Schedules
Schedules
  • From November 2, 2022 until December 31, 2022
    Closed On Monday , On Saturday , On Sunday
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