courtesy @estheteplace Megan Rooney, “With Sun” (2022)
IN TOWN - In TOWN
Musical Fugue, Lyrical Fugue, Escape Fugue!
The Louis Vuitton Foundation brings together five international artists until August 29, 2022, for an explosive retinal experience!
Frank Gehry's building itself becomes support-surface in these various variations in the expression of color and in this exceptional architecture.
Of different origins and generations, Sam Gilliam (born in 1933 - USA), Niele Toroni (1937 - Switzerland/France), Steven Parrino (1958-2005 - USA), Katharina Grosse (1961 - Germany) and Megan Rooney (1985 - Canada): have in common to have sprayed the usual supports of the color.
These contemporary artists heckle their environment, transforming walls, floors, ceilings, wood, fabrics and other surfaces into creative mediums.
Upon entering the exhibition, is presented, for the first time in France, three Drapes made
by Sam Gilliam .
"Drapes" produced by Sam Gilliam at the end of the 1960s. Founders of his pictorial approach, these immense colored canvases, suspended freely in space, marked a major turning point in the history of American abstract painting.
Opposite are works from Steven Parrino 's iconic misshaped canvas series. “Blob (Fuckheadbubblegum)” (1996). -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_
Placed on the ground or mounted on a frame, these canvases with vertical stripes, black and white or painted in a single color (black, pink, silver). The material is painted before being torn, crumpled, twisted, pleated to finally find a reinvented form.
Steven Parrino , who was also a musician, performer and videographer, worked in "construction-destruction".
Niele Toroni and his brush prints on various supports: canvas, oilcloth, wood, paper, where the rigidity and constancy of his method announced in 1967, do not exclude an infinity of variations according to the supports, the color, the intensity of the gesture, etc.
Niele Toroni , “Brushprints n°50 repeated at regular intervals of 30 cm, Flambo” (1981).
Katharina Grosse , experienced in monumental in situ interventions, invents a dynamic device composed of a superposition of triangular shapes
New and ephemeral installation by Katharina Grosse “Splinter” (2022).
Megan Rooney , a Canadian living in the United Kingdom, produced a huge fresco in situ for the occasion in an open-air gallery of the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
Megan Rooney , “With Sun (detail)” (2022). Installation in situ, gallery 8, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
General Curator: Suzanne Pagé
Exhibition curators: Ludovic Delalande, Nathalie Ogé and Claire Staebler with Claudia Buizza