HOMAGE TO DENISE RENÉ

PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF A VISION

From December 3rd, 2013 to May 3rd, 2014

This exhibition pays tribute to the Galerie Denise René in its adventure in the art world led by its charismatic founder, and also to the evolution of the artistic trend to which the gallery dedicated itself since its creation in 1944 in Paris. Showing works by more than 50 artists, the exhibition gathers leading personalities of geometric abstraction (Vasarely, Cruz-Diez, Soto, Morellet, Le Parc, among others), and young artists, such as Elias Crespin, Lab(au) and Zimoun, who give a new impulse to this artistic trend.

THE EXHIBITION

 

Homage to Denise Rene. Past, Present and Future of a Vision is shaped around the work of more than fifty artists, some of whom are emblematic pioneer figures of geometric abstraction such as Victor Vasarely, Jesús Soto, Julio Le Parc, François Morellet or Carlos Cruz-Diez. This show is also an opportunity to discover new proposals that have been created by young artists in this same trend such as Elias Crespin, Lab(au), Zimoun, Pe Lang, among others.

 

Espace-Expression is pleased to open its thematic exhibition center with this show, that offers to the public an overview of geometric abstraction through its evolution from past to present.

 

Art must invent new paths in order to exist. That was the premise of Denise René, and this is what our exhibition tends to illustrate: an intergenerational dialogue of expressions, languages and paths that, despite their differences, flow towards the same direction.

 

JEAN ARP
JEAN ARP

Moustache de machine. Ed. 1/5, 1965 Bronze 48,5 x 74 x 10,7 cm (19 x 29 ⅛ x 4 ¼ in.)

DAVID BILL
DAVID BILL

2 elemente in 4 Stufen, 2013 Steel and resin 120 x 30 x 30 cm (47 ¼ x 11 ⅞ x 11 ⅞ in.)

JAKOB BILL
JAKOB BILL

1997 n° 2, 1997 Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm (35 ½ x 35 ½ in.)

MAX BILL
MAX BILL

Carré tenu par 4 couleurs, 1967-1968 Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm (39 ⅜ x 39 ⅜ in.)

ANNE BLANCHET
ANNE BLANCHET

CCCXV, 2011 Incised Plexiglas 118 x 118 x 4,5 cm (46 ½ x 46 ½ x 1 ¾ in.)

MARTHA BOTO
MARTHA BOTO

Untitled, 1966-1968 Wood, Plexiglas, lamps and motor 128 x 130 x 50 cm (50 ⅜ x 51 ⅛ x 19 ⅝ in.)

MARCELLE CAHN
MARCELLE CAHN

Untitled, 1964-1967 Color on canvas with two spheres 73 x 100 cm (28 ¾ x 39 ⅜ in.)

GENEVIÈVE CLAISSE
GENEVIÈVE CLAISSE

Deneb, 1966 Oil on canvas 97 x 130 cm (38 ⅛ x 51 ⅛ in.)

ELIAS CREPIN
ELIAS CREPIN

Plano Flexionante Circular, 2012 Stainless steel, aluminum, nickel brass, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface ø 300 cm (ø 118 ⅛ in.)

CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ
CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

Chromointerférence Mécanique, 1975 Silkscreened plexiglas, motor ø 200 cm (ø 78 ¾ in.)

CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ
CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

Physichromie 432, 1968 Cardboard, casein, cellulose acetate inserts mounted on plywood, aluminum strip frame 61 x 61 cm (24 x 24 in.)

HUGO DEMARCO
HUGO DEMARCO

Structure animée à déplacement continuel, 1968-1972 Wood box with black light 210 x 40 x 40 cm (82 ⅝ x 15 ¾ x 15 ¾ in.)

CICERO DIAS
CICERO DIAS

Voisinage, 1964 Oil on canvas 100 x 81 cm (39 ⅜ x 31 ⅞ in.)

CICERO DIAS
CICERO DIAS

Untitled, 1960-1970 Gouache on paper 41 x 32 cm (16 ⅛ x 12 ⅝ in.)

CICERO DIAS
CICERO DIAS

Untitled, 1960-1970 Gouache on paper 40 x 30,5 cm (15 ¾ x 12 in.)

ANGEL DUARTE
ANGEL DUARTE

E.26.A.I, 1971 Stainless steel 100 x 48 x 48 cm (39 ⅜ x 18 ⅞ x 18 ⅞ in.)

EQUIPO 57
EQUIPO 57

Untitled, 1961 Gouache on paper 76 x 58 cm (30 x 22 ⅞ in.)

EQUIPO 57
EQUIPO 57

Untitled, ca. 1958 Gouache on paper 76 x 58 cm (30 x 22 ⅞ in.)

EMANUELA FIORELLI
EMANUELA FIORELLI

Radiante, 2013 Gold elastic threads, plexiglas 50 x 50 x 25 cm (19 ⅝ x 19 ⅝ x 9 ⅞ in.)

EMANUELA FIORELLI
EMANUELA FIORELLI

Box plexiglass, 2013 Black elastic thread, plexiglass and photo 50 x 50 x 25 cm (19 ⅝ x 19 ⅝ x 9 ⅞ in.)

OPENING NIGHT