26 mai 2016
Exposition personnelle du sculpteur Christophe Loyer, avec les sculptures suspendues du "Cirque Philosophique".

A l’occasion du cinquième anniversaire de l’ouverture de la galerie à Bergerac,
c’est avec grand plaisir que j’ai programmé une exposition pour Christophe Loyer, du 22 avril au 22 mai 2016.

Il présente son “Cirque Philosophique”, un cycle de  S C U L P T U R E S   S U S P E N D U E S.
Des acrobates, en quête d’équilibre et d’immobilité, y tracent les signes d’une langue imaginaire. Cette immobilité à laquelle ils aspirent reste hors d’atteinte : un imperceptible mouvement les anime. Le temps lui-même ralentit, un halo d’intemporalité les enveloppe et ouvre une part de rêve à celui qui passe et s’y laisse prendre : comme une voile prend le vent ces sculptures prennent le regard.
Au sol, issus d’un autre cycle quelques personnages en pierre semblent, eux aussi, tendre vers quelque chose qui ne se laisse pas saisir…

Né en 1956, Christophe Loyer est exposé en France et à l’étranger. Son travail est présent dans les collections des villes de Paris, Le Mans, Bron, Dieu-le-Fit, Montgermont, Trévou-Tréguignec, Malestroit, Montreuil; en Italie dans celles des villes de Pietrasanta et Pianceretto.
Artiste permanent de la galerie, Christophe Loyer a fréquenté l’Accademia di Belli Arte de Carrare de 1977 à 1979 grâce à une bourse de l’AFAA, puis il a vécu en Italie jusqu’en 1998. Il développe ensuite son travail selon plusieurs axes, démultipliant les thèmes récurrents du visible et de l’invisible, de l’espace réel et de l’espace intérieur, du perçu et du pensé. Il évolue avec une production littéraire, un travail sur la lumière pure, un travail de vidéo, l’élaboration de performances, ainsi que des collaborations dans les domaines de la chorégraphie, de la musique et du théâtre. Depuis 2008 il renoue avec la dimension monumentale et particulièrement la pierre en taille directe.

Dossier de presse EXPOSITION CHRISTOPHE LOYER disponible sur ce lien    
Revue de Presse disponible sur ce lien
Vidéo de l’exposition

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Vernissage : Jeudi 21 avril 2016
Dégustation des vins du Château Tour des Gendres – Vignoble en agriculture biologique – Famille de Conti
Intervention musicale : “Tri Pan”, Romain Dubois joue ses propres compositions au Hang Drum.

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Journée de clôture de l’exposition : Dimanche 22 mai 2016
De 10h à 13h : Café / Rencontre avec Christophe Loyer
A 16h : Conférence de Christophe Loyer (30 min)

Committed to living artists for more than 25 years, Bénédicte Giniaux started in the Oise and Paris regions before moving to Bergerac, Dordogne, where she opened her own art gallery in 2011.
In the heart of the historic centre of this charming city, the gallery presents the work of twenty permanent artists. The figurative art, which is here always customised and stylised, remains a priority, through various themes (the world of humans and animals, journeys, nudes, everyday life scenes and still-life paintings). Numerous abstract artworks are also on display.
In this art gallery, poetry, tenderness, humour and life stories are predominant. The artworks are signed by professional artists deeply committed to their work. Some of them even have a solid reputation abroad.
From small to large formats, the artworks are made of bronze, terra cotta, raku, iron, Corten steel, stainless steel, wood, glass fusion, etching, engraving, drawing, collage, watercolour, pastel, acrylic paint, oil paint, photography…

The gallery is run with passion by Bénédicte Giniaux. All her energy is dedicated to various artists, from France and abroad, with whom she chose to work and on long-term partnerships. They work hands-in-hands with a mutual confidence.
Throughout the year, various events give the gallery its tempo: solo or collective exhibitions, in situ with the permanent artists of the gallery, as well as outdoor exhibitions in partnership with important places, such as this summer exhibition at the Château des Vigiers.

“Over the past nine years, the Bénédicte Giniaux art gallery has been able to win over and retain an audience of amateurs and collectors from all over the region and passing through the Dordogne. The quality of the selected artworks, as well as the friendliness of the reception, undoubtedly make it one of the most important art galleries in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.” Florence Peyron

“I have always been working with artists from whom the sensibility and the creative techniques passionate me. I appreciate their investment, their commitment, their artistic search as well as the way they look at their own work. Some of them are present since the beginning of my activities, and when new artists fit in the gallery, my selection criterion are mainly linked with their professional background and I look for long-term partnerships.
All the sculptures and all the paintings are one-offs. Regarding the bronze sculptures, casted in limited edition and numbered, each one of them is called “Épreuve originale”. I never put on display artworks made from resin, neither for indoor nor outdoor.
All the artworks are technically mastered, and I always deliver a certificate of authenticity, alongside a text of introduction or a catalogue about the artist.”
Bénédicte Giniaux

Bénédicte Giniaux dans sa galerie à Bergerac

Over the past nine years, the Bénédicte Giniaux art gallery has been able to win over and retain an audience of amateurs and collectors from all over the region and passing through the Dordogne. The quality of the selected artworks, as well as the friendliness of the reception, undoubtedly make it one of the most important art galleries in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.”   Florence Peyron

“I have always been working with artists from whom the sensibility and the creative techniques passionate me. I appreciate their investment, their commitment, their artistic search as well as the way they look at their own work. Some of them are present since the beginning of my activities, and when new artists fit in the gallery, my selection criterion are mainly linked with their professional background and I look for long-term partnerships.
All the sculptures and all the paintings are one-offs. Regarding the bronze sculptures, casted in limited edition and numbered, each one of them is called “Épreuve originale”. I never put on display artworks made from resin, neither for indoor nor outdoor.
All the artworks are technically mastered, and I always deliver a certificate of authenticity, alongside a text of introduction or a catalogue about the artist.”
Bénédicte Giniaux

Les sculptures de Patrice Mesnier dans sa galerie à Bergerac