« Grand écart » – Exposition du 20 novembre au 13 décembre 2015 – Place Cayla – Centre historique
du mercredi au dimanche de 15h30 à 19h30 et sur rendez-vous.

Le VERNISSAGE a eu lieu le jeudi 19 novembre 2015

GRAND ECART : Exposition collective des artistes de la Galerie Bénédicte Giniaux
Tableaux et Sculptures : Une sélection de petits et grands formats

Intervention musicale : Duo ” Tutti Frutti ” avec Anne Peulon au violon et Marcel Tabone à la flûte
Un soupçon classique, une pincée médiévale, une cuillerée celtique, un cocktail rafraîchissant !

Dégustation de vin avec Vincent ALEXIS du Château Le Barouillet.
Vignoble en agriculture biologique sur la commune de Pomport dans le bergeracois.

Les priorités de l’exposition :

Les Altotypes, grands et petits formats sur l’architecture du photographe Alfons Alt, seront exposés avec quelques huiles sur toiles de 180 x 180 cm de Christine Bourcey, ainsi que quelques grands tableaux de 200 x 130 cm de l’artiste voyageur Emmanuel Michel, peintre, sculpteur.

Se feront face des grandes sculptures en bois, métal et schiste de Jean-Pierre Dall’Anese et de grands personnages en grès de Michel Wohlfahrt. Ces sculptures seront entourées des animaux en raku de Joanna Hair, des grès et bronzes animaliers de Sophie Verger.

Tous ces grands formats seront par opposition, accompagnés de petites pièces des mêmes artistes, mais aussi des petits personnages en bronze de Véronique Lonchamp.

L’ensemble de l’exposition guidera le regard du visiteur sur des échelles qui expriment un « Grand écart », où la singularité de chaque œuvre offre une présence imprévisible.

Dossier de Presse GRAND ECART GALERIE BENEDICTE GINIAUX. NOV.DEC 2015.

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