The “Grisaille Vertigo” exhibition, an adventurous exploration spanning the period between the sixteenth and the twenty-first centuries, brings together some forty works made in this particular chromatic mode, which filters reality through shades of grey. Originally practiced as a “chromatic fast” during Lent, then widely developed on the exterior panels of altarpieces, grisaille first referred to a “monochrome painting in shades of grey, giving the illusion of sculpted relief.” But over the centuries, this queen of trompe l’oeil went on to serve a multitude of secular applications, linked to the engraved reproduction of images, then to their photographic and cinematographic existence. “Grisaille Vertigo” revels in these mutations, or how grisaille becomes a real meta-grisaille.
Exhibited artists: The Bentvueghels, Louis-Léopold Boilly, Moretto da Brescia (after), Colette Brunschwig, Miriam Cahn, Cavaliere d’Arpino (circle), Marc Desgrandchamps, Jacques I Laudin, Pietro Morone (circle), Achim Reichert, Thomas Ruff, Piat Joseph Sauvage, Bernard van Orley (circle), Palma il Giovane (attr.), Jean II Penicaud (attr.), Hélie Poncet, Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraten (attr.), Jan van Scorel (circle), Francisco Tropa, Aby Warburg, Clemens von Wedemeyer, and other.
Exhibition from May 14 to July 10, 2023.
Sunday 28 May 2023 at 3:00 pm
Visit of the exhibition by Jocelyn Wolff, founder, and Hélène Meisel, Scientific Director
93230 Romainville, France 0142030565 www.galeriewolff.com
In 2003, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff opened in a very small, remote space in Belleville of East Paris with a solo show by Clemens von Wedemeyer. For most of the artists represented by the gallery at the time, it was their first show. In 2006, the gallery moved to a larger space in the same neighbourhood, rue Julien-Lacroix. In 2019, the gallery changed its address once again. By moving to Romainville, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff becomes part of Komunuma (community in Esperanto). This new form of collaboration engaging four contemporary art galleries, a public regional collection and an artistic residency, all located in different parts of a former industrial site, aims to accompany the metamorphosis of our megalopolis in the XXI century, called le Grand Paris.
Initially focused on revealing emerging artists, the gallery gradually engaged in promoting some major historical artists, such as Franz Erhard Walther, William Anastasi and Miriam Cahn. With a strong interest in sculptural and pictorial practices, the gallery has always tried to promote different mediums including video installations and performances. Today the gallery represents 19 artists.
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff participates in art fairs such as Art Basel, Art Basel Hong Kong, Frieze Masters London, Frieze Seoul, Artissima, Paris+ by Art Basel, ArteBA Buenos Aires, ARCO Madrid, MiArt Milan, Independent NY, Westbund Shanghai, ART Singapore.
William Anastasi, Zbyněk Baladrán, Diego Bianchi, Katinka Bock, Colette Brunschwig, Marcelle Cahn, Miriam Cahn, Anna Hulačová, Harald Klingelhöller, Irene Kopelman, Isa Melsheimer, Frédéric Moser & Philippe Schwinger, Santiago de Paoli, Ulrich Polster, Prinz Gholam, Thomas Ruff, Francisco Tropa, Elodie Seguin, Franz Erhard Walther, Christoph Weber, Clemens von Wedemeyer
Galerie sélectionnée par Chris Dercon