We are pleased to introduce RESTONS UNIS, a collective initiative that brings together twenty-six Parisian galleries. Throughout this summer, each gallery will present a selection of works, available in our Viewing Salon as well as exhibited in our Saint-Claude space in Paris.
In its first iteration, the six participating galleries chose the name Emmanuel as a tongue-in-cheek homage to the gallery's founder. The first exhibition features the artists Marion Baruch, Blair Thurman, Isabelle Cornaro, Piotr Makowski, Ad Minoliti and Stefan Rinck.
Balice Hertling gallery presents Homonyms, a series of triangular reliefs by Isabelle Cornaro.
Cornaro represents in a unitary form, molded in a material akin to colored concrete, accumulations of found objects, typical of European culture. The exaggeration of forms and the series of heterogeneous patterns are characteristic of the Mannerist environments that appeared at the same time as the invention of life-casting techniques – a mechanical reproduction process, that puts the artist’s gesture at a distance. Born in 1974, Isabelle Cornaro has had personal exhibitions in many international institutions. In 2021, Cornaro’s work will be the subject of solo exhibitions at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, at the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard in Paris, and at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris.
Balice Hertling was established in Paris in 2007 by Daniele Balice and Alexander Hertling.
Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou presents Romanian artist Marion Baruch.
Based in Italy, the artist proposes a feminine, socially engaged and audacious work which constantly aims to question its own status by exploring endlessly new dimensions sometimes found at the margin of the art scene through the use of performance, installation and sculptures characterized by political and poetical anti-establishment positions. Her work is actually subject to an international retrospective which was inaugurated at the Kunstmuseum of Luzern and will continue in Norway, Romania, Italy and Israel.
The Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou is named after its founder. The gallery was founded in 2016 in Paris (le Marais).
Crèvecoeur presents a selection of works by Ad Minoliti (born in 1981).
Drawing on the heritage of geometric abstraction from her native Argentina, where geometry was used as a tool to imagine utopian political and social alternatives, she combines personal abstraction and playful figuration, freely inspired by the codes of children’s iconography. Ad Minoliti is currently presenting a solo show at MASS MoCa.
Crèvecoeur was founded in 2009 by Axel Dibie and Alix Dionot-Morani, and is located in Belleville (Paris) and Marseille
frank elbaz presents artist Blair Thurman.
Blair Thurman’s influences range from Pop art and Minimalism to relics from childhood, popular music, and 1970s cinema. His standardized forms, pulled from slot-car racetracks, architectural frameworks, and found shapes from daily life, comprise a personal iconography—the fascinations of boyhood working to render the subliminal realm of abstract geometries more idiosyncratic and accessible.
Galerie frank elbaz is named after its founder. The gallery opened in 2002 in the district of Le Marais, Paris. In 2016, the gallery inaugurated a second location in Dallas, Texas.
Antoine Levi presents a series vigorous compositions by Piotr Makowski (Gdynia, Poland, 1985).
His work embraces the many spirits of abstraction, alluding to the history of Modernist artistic movements, drawing inspiration as well from architecture, geometry and literature. Makowski's works trigger into the viewer's perception questions about a heritage among canons, archetypes and formalist notions, investigating a new visual vocabulary through a methodical and systematic process of repetition, showing a wide variety of styles and impulses.
Antoine Levi gallery was founded by Nerina Ciaccia (IT) and Antoine Levi (FR) in 2013.
Semiose features artist Stefan Rinck.
Stefan Rinck’s stone figures form a motley and comical community of, for the most part, animals, chimeras and monsters. They wear costumes and masks; are endowed with particular symbols or characteristics, some bear the names of heroes of Greek mythology. Rink’s sculpture figures make up a discordant but related assembly of non-humans: they come form elsewhere, an archaic imaginary world, woven form myths and legends. With his collection of fauna, the artist is exploring a technique typical of Middle Ages: sculpting his figures directly from stone.
Semiose was founded in 2007 by Benoît Porcher.