Monday, March 29, 2010

David John from YHBHS has been appointed guest curator of the LACE ( Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) benefit art auction 2010 and asked me to join his clump of artists. It is his prerogative to unveil his choice so all I can show from the piece I'm donating is in this parcel ready to fly to LA. John tells you all Here

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Goats ! I've always loved them, the real ones I mean. A few years ago, I sculpted a flock in the old tradition of lost wax then melted into bronze so each one is unique. The idea was to place them on the table amidst crystal and silver but most of the time, they graze on my studio shelves.
The latest ceramic piece.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fresh from the oven, as Miss Vreeland might have said, my first sculptures in clay.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Marie Victoire is the grand daughter of the famous russian painter Serge Poliakoff. She owns an art gallery 95 rue de seine in Paris. A place to see. " was a pure pleasure to fall upon Galerie Pixi, 95, rue de Seine, a real bijoux of a space. Run by the granddaughter of the late Russian avant-garde painter, Serge Poliakoff, La Galerie Pixi, which has a temporary (I believe) title of “Le Boudoir de Marie Victoire Poliakoff,” is full of interesting art, couture and other handmade objects...I was lured into Galerie Pixi by the black and white, boudoir-esque awning and lacquered black door. You buzz to get in, always rather intimidating, but upon entering I felt immediately at ease and even more, I felt like I had just discovered something truly original. I was visually stimulated in a way that I hadn’t been in awhile. I was not familiar with the artists on view and had the impression that the work was far from the Marais/Louise Weiss aesthetic and more the results of a personal passion and cultivated eye. Marie Victoire, the lovely and friendly owner, curates one-two month rotating exhibitions of artists, mostly American or European, but there is often a twist, for example last month the exhibition was of Parisian fashion designer Adeline André, which featured a rack of beautiful, flowing, primary colored dresses. The space was not just dedicated to André. There were shelves and cabinets filled with little treasures including a wonderful oil on paper work by French artist Charles Henri Monvert, abstract collaged/paintings by Laurent Baude and some wonderful, intricate works of threads and feathers that hang on the wall and small white, wood sculptures of geometric forms who’s poetic simplicity calls to mind American artist Richard Tuttle... The creativity of the artists but also the owner is evident throughout. Le Boudoir de Marie Victoire Poliakoff is very low-key. There is no website and many of the artists listed don’t have much information to be found on the web." Deux Frontieres
On the news stand in April 2010. The World of Interiors. Villa Arnaga, Cambo les Bains in the Basque Country. The property of dramatist Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac. Text by Marie France Boyer. More in a former post about the Villa Arnaga.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Beth Nelson sent me a copy of her book Postcards from the Basque country . A delightful and heart felt evocation of her days in the Pays Basque. More on Beth exquisite collages: air land & sea

Monday, March 08, 2010

I bid farewell to the mountains but the snow followed me home.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

via Le blog a Luc Un blog litteraire pas piqué des vers. Il faut lire les commentaires qui valent leur pesant de cacahuetes et bien plus encor. Merci a Isabelle C.