Exposition Jean-Pierre Dall’Anese du 9 novembre au 25 novembre 2012
Tous les jours de 15h30 à 19h30 et sur Rendez-vous

Vernissage : Jeudi 8 novembre 2012
Dégustation : sélection de vins de la Cave Lou Pelou de Bergerac

Le métal, le bois et la pierre se rencontrent. Le chêne immortel se redresse dans l’atelier. Les matériaux s’épousent et se repoussent. Le temps raconte des tensions. Le schiste propose ses failles. De la sphère à la pyramide, Jean-Pierre Dall’Anese explore la géométrie. Le bois est choisi pour ses stries et ses cris. Entre le conscient et l’inconscient, naissent des fusions, des complémentarités et des rejets aimantés. D’une confrontation surgit un équilibre. La dureté du fer invite la tendresse du bois. Apprivoisés, parfois ils s’en trouvent surélevés. Chaque jour, Dall’Anese rend hommage au temps tout en se laissant surprendre par l’inconnu de l’instant. Il se dirige volontairement vers la contrainte de l’épure, le choix de formes simples, statiques et dynamiques. Il utilise le cuivre, le laiton, le bronze ou le fer, souvent patinés par quelques acides. Immobiles et élancées, contenues vers une extension, ses sculptures gardent chacune leur propre respiration, fréquemment habitées d’une lumière traversante, bienveillante. Tout est symbole, alors que les strates de mémoires réinventées racontent dans la lenteur, l’émerveillement. B.G.

Jean-Pierre Dall’Anese est né en 1943 à Loubès-Bernac.

Présenté dans plusieurs galeries depuis toujours, il a également participé à de nombreux salons.
Plusieurs sculptures monumentales ont été acquises par différentes collectivités.

Il réalise pour l’an 2000 « La porte du temps », sculpture monumentale élevée à la sortie de Marmande, en Lot et Garonne.

Après l’avoir invité pour l’exposition estivale SCULPTURES AU JARDIN 2012, je suis très heureuse de l’accueillir parmi les artistes permanents de la galerie et de présenter ses sculptures pour la première fois en Dordogne.
B.G.

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