Archives James Clarkson — Automatic Past: April 6 → May 11 For his first solo exhibition in France, James Clarkson presents a new and existing body of works that deal with his interests in the surface decoration of early 20th century ceramics, and the way that the manufacture of these surface decorations acts as a form of latent referencing, bringing art historical context to a domestic object.
Archives Morgan-Richard Murphey — Doggone Abstraktion Past: February 23 → March 30 “This exhibition consists of about fifteen abstract paintings. Some of the works begin to exist in an ambiguous place between painting and sculpture, making light of these malleable terms. I continue to use the dog motif as a departure to explore abstraction, while the dog engages in his own exploration of existence itself” — MRM.
Archives Ethan Cook — Felman Past: January 12 → February 16 Canvas is popularly used by artists as a painting surface, typically stretched across a wooden frame. “Felman” is american artist Ethan Cook’s first solo show in France.
Archives Steffen Bunte — Proving Things Past: December 1, 2012 → January 8, 2013 The work proving things deals with the search for traces as a method. By creating various experimental setups in the form of images and objects, Steffen Bunte addresses the topic of exploring structure and shapes. The work also draws on rearrangement and restructuring of already existing objects and materials.
Archives Luke Dowd — Inauthentics Past: October 18 → November 23, 2012 Luke Dowd’s new group of paintings use close at hand source material: the window, the floor, a computer screen… Working between figuration and abstraction and through slight transformations of the source material, Dowd makes oblique references to art historical modes such as abstract expression, pop art and minimalism.
Archives Close Encounters Past: September 8 → October 13, 2012 For it’s new group show, gallery Jeanrochdard is pleased to present works from the new artists joining us and thus marking the begining of new exchanges and dialogues. In addition to welcoming new artists, this group show is also the occasion to strengthen the ties with artists the gallery has been representing over the years.
Archives Claire Decet — tout un monde lointain Past: June 23 → July 28, 2012 Claire Decet reveals us the disturbing beauty hidden in the visible darkness. Landscapes of nuclear power station, abandoned vegetations, her topics are treated with a quite particular melancholy. Her colorful, neat and smooth from appearance reveal all the fragility of our societies.
Archives Samuel François — recent works Past: May 12 → June 16, 2012 Skillful back and forth between ornamental, minimalism and surrealism, the new productions of Samuel François build up a personal museum. From this path made of dead ends and multiplied down roads, the artist proposes a set of works widely inspired by the classic codes of museography.
Archives Frank Selby — some things never change Past: March 17 → May 5, 2012 For his second exhibition at the gallery Jeanrochdard, Frank Selby presents a new series of thirteen meticulous and obsessive works on paper. Drawn from press photography, between 2011 and 2012, Selby’s works depict scenes of past and contemporary conflicts. Much more than a political interpretation of these events.
Archives projet gutenberg — group show Past: January 14 → March 10, 2012 Projet gutenberg presents the works of seven artists who evoke the same conclusion: from type to digital, from classical typography to offset technology, printing has evolved more in half a century than it has changed since the invention of printing.
Archives zachari logan — disappearances Past: November 19 → December 24, 2011 After a first exhibition in January 2009, playing with the classic themes of heroism and narcissism through stereotypic masculine portrayals, Zachari Logan focuses this time on the disappearance of the body in favor of a nature that seems to reassert itself.
Archives Olivier Kosta-Théfaine — Monde sauvage Past: October 20 → November 12, 2011 On the mode of the appropriation and the diversion, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine extracts characteristic elements of the city to throw them, once reinterpreted, in the exhibition space. By taking support on clichés usually conveyed on the suburb to thwart them better, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine filters and recomposes the codes belonging to the city.
Archives Colin Cook — Terribly Beautiful Past: September 10 → October 12, 2011 La galerie Jeanroch Dard accueille la première exposition personnelle en France de l’artiste américain de Colin Cook. Les dessins de cette série sont le résultat d’une collaboration avec son ami Bill Shambaugh, qui ne se considère pas artiste. L’idée maîtresse de ce travail est de combiner les styles de deux mains très différentes.
Archives Justin Morin — Teaser Past: June 25 → July 30, 2011 Point d’entrée de l’exposition, la série de collages Shapes and forms fait se rencontrer des photographies de nue issues d’époques différentes. Le dialogue entre les images s’articule autour d’éléments de décor prenant la forme de socles ou de colonnes, imprégnant ces archétypes de sculptures minimales d’une charge érotique inédite.
Archives Keegan McHargue Past: February 28 → March 29, 2011 In Keegan McHargue’s work, the painting is both backdrop and stage, each work an uncanny tableau from a world not entirely unlike reality, in which grotesque characters are caught, unable to escape the capricious and twisted logic that produced them.
Archives Vertigo Past: January 8 → February 19, 2011 Vertigo, ver-ti-go, noun, singular: a feeling of dizziness… a swimming in the head. Figuratively a state in which all things seem to be engulfed in a whirlpool of emotions. A feeling of spinning round and being unable to balance, a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings.