Galerie Jean Fournier is delighted to be presenting Ensecrètement, Bernard Moninot's third solo exhibition, between 12 March and 7 May 2020. Centred around two spatial works and seven groups of preliminary drawings. An insatiable intellectual curiosity drives Bernard Moninot's interest in all sorts of physical phenomena – scientific singularities he distils into subtly poetic abstractions whose sole, fictive function is to reveal an invisible beauty: a dew-catcher, or the lines traced by an anemograph, by the flight of a bird, by the movement of the stars. This exhibition is the run-up to an outstanding series of exhibitions beginning at the art centre in Kerguéhennec (Brittany) in June 2021, continuing at the museum in Issoudun (central France) in the autumn of 2021, and concluding at the Fondation Maeght (southern France) between 15 December 2021 and 12 March 2022. Each event will be accompanied by a catalog.
Since the first engagements of Jean Fournier, the gallery is mainly oriented towards abstraction and pictorial practices from the fifties to the present days. These fertile and intergenerational dialogues are today the basis of the gallery’s identity. The gallery’s exhibition cycle is punctuated by monographic exhibitions of contemporary artists and exhibitions devoted to a particular aspect of the works of historic artists.
Jean Fournier curated his first exhibition in 1954 and presents Simon Hantaï in 1956. He exhibited french artists like Claude Viallat, Michel Parmentier or Pierre Buraglio. He also supported American painters based in France since the fifties like James Bishop, Sam Francis, Shirley Jaffe, Joan Mitchell, John Paul Riopelle and Kimber Smith.
Driven by this prestigious past, the gallery now directed by Emilie Ovaere-Corthay exhibits: Dominique De Beir, Armelle De Sainte Marie, Fabienne Gaston-Dreyfus, Gilgian Gelzer, Nicolas Guiet, Frédérique Lucien, Pierre Mabille , Bernard Moninot, Christophe Robe and Peter Soriano.
Pierre Buraglio • Armelle de Sainte-Marie • Dominique De Beir • Sam Francis Fabienn • Gaston-Dreyfus • Gilgian Gelzer • Nicolas Guiet • Simon Hantaï • Frédérique Lucien • Pierre Mabille • Bernard Moninot •Michel Parmentier • Christophe Robe • Kimber Smith • Peter Soriano • Claude Viallat