Anne Laure Sacriste,
Une vision première essayée dans la fleur
Galerie de l’Etrave, Espace d’art contemporain, Thonon-les-Bains
Taken from the title of the work by Odilon Redon, Il y eut peut-être une vision première essayée dans la fleur [There was perhaps a first vision attempted in the flower], a lithography from the collection Les Origines (1883), the title of Anne Laure Sacriste’s exhibition was chosen for several reasons. Her art is required by drawing and, at the very heart of this practice, by the stroke and by the color black. The major use of this color echoes what her elder says, “Black is the most essential color”, adding that it is “the spirit’s agent much more than it is a beautiful color taken from the palette or the prism”. While Redon’s position goes against the flow of his contemporaries, taking all artistic tendencies into account, Sacriste’s choice works in dissent of a period obsessed with quick, easy and flattering images.
The premiere of the 2016-2017 season, the exhibition that the town of Thonon-les-Bains is devoting to Anne Laure Sacriste at the Galerie de l’Etrave is the inauguration of a new cycle articulated around a reflection on “drawing in all its forms”. Due to the fact that it takes its origin from that of design, and no matter what materials it uses, drawing is at the source of all intention to create a work. Having been kept on the fringe for a long time, over the last few years, it has come to the fore as a form of expression in its own right. Over the year, the idea is therefore to highlight the position of drawing within the field of art, over and above the restrictive definition of the word.
Semaine n°407, revue hebdomadaire pour l’art contemporain
Auteur : Philippe Piguet
Published on Friday 14.10.2016