The exhibition presents two series of recent works: one series realized for the Art Center “The Circuit” in Lausanne in September 2017, which includes a large mural accompanied by its preparatory drawings, and another series of drawings and preparatory studies in connection with the project which the artist will realize for the manifestation “L’Art dans les Chapelles” concurrent with the gallery’s exhibition in the summer of 2018.
Galerie Jean Fournier was founded in 1954 by Jean Fournier (1922 - 2006). He was Simon Hantai’s gallerist and began showing Hantai’s work in 1956 and the partnership lives on today. Jean Fournier was also a long-time advocate of the American painters who moved to France in the 1950s, among them James Bishop, Sam Francis, Shirley Jaffe, Joan Mitchell, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Kimber Smith. With a long and prestigious past behind it, the gallery is also home to American and European painters and sculptors: Dominique De Beir, Fabienne Gaston- Dreyfus, Gilgian Gelzer, Claire-Jeanne Jézéquel, Frédérique Lucien, Pierre Mabille, Bernard Moninot, Peter Soriano and Claude Tétot. Since 2008 Pierre Buraglio has been showing here again, and there is now a commitment to younger artists like Nicolas Guiet or Christophe Robe.
Pierre Buraglio / Dominique De Beir / Fabienne Gaston-Dreyfus / Sam Francis / Gilgian Gelzer / Nicolas Guiet / Simon Hantaï / Claire-Jeanne Jézéquel / Frédérique Lucien / Pierre Mabille / Bernard Moninot / Michel Parmentier / Christophe Robe / Jean-Paul Riopelle / Kimber Smith / Peter Soriano / Claude Tétot / Claude Viallat