The beauty in the unexpected and unstable nature of her sculptors adds a level of true intrigue.
Sculpture at Mapraa
Fabienne Gras has already created a stunning exhibition currently on show at MAPRAA (Plastic and visual art area of the Musée des Beaux-Arts). At the opening vernissage, the public watched with baited breath as the cast was removed from a magnificent, intensely fragile, 5 meter wall-length oeuvre, in a part performative, part technically virtuosic action.
The three works on display sit beautifully together, at once delicate, massive in scale and hauntingly beautiful. Using plaster, wooden beams and what one can only imagine as hours of studio-time research, the artist creates a magical world that is as detailed as it is forthright. Outstanding examples from an important regional artist on the nature of spontaneous and unpredictable sculpture.
There is an attractive tenacity in creating are that is fundamentally self destructive. Fabienne’s art is filled with this juxtaposition of beauty with annihilation brought about by fragility. In watching one of her videos of the creation and installation of one of her works, the tedious unveiling of the piece where whatever the artists intention with the work will change is a deeply engaging viewing experience. Until November 23rd, her works will be on display at the Maison des Arts Plastiques et Visuels at Lyon’s Musée des Beaux-Arts for the viewing public to enjoy and appreciate.
- When: Until November 23rd
- Where: Mapraa – 7,9 rue Paul Chenavard, Lyon 69001