A. Scotta, B. Guilleman, J. di Piazza, J-B. Brueder, J. Renaudot and T. Lemarchand
9 June - 19 June 2022
June 9th - June 19th, 2022 Greenhouses, Domain of the Château de La Hulpe.
Grège Gallery is pleased to present its third exhibition Solarium . It will take place from June 9 to 19, 2022, in the private greenhouses of the Domaine Solvay in La Hulpe, made available exclusively to the gallery. This exhibition, like the previous ones in Westmalle and Schilde, is part of a raw and authentic approach, of imperfection and character, through a curation in a new place that pays tribute to the works and their artists. For this third chapter, GRÈGE GALLERY presents 6 artists who have realized works in Situ: Amélie Scotta, Béatrice Guilleman, Jacques di Piazza, Jean-Baptiste Brueder, Julia Renaudot and Telma Lemarchand. They took possession of the place and were inspired by it to realize the works of Solarium.
Solarium is an encounter between light, architecture and humans. The greenhouses, the place and central element of the exhibition, are isolated solar ovens that constitute a space distinct from the outside. For this exhibition, the greenhouses of the Solvay estate served as inspiration for the six artists.
A true mental quest, Julia Renaudot uses the journey as a starting point in her work. From this notion, she freely approaches mental itinerancy, memory, the past, but also dreams and fiction. The artist sets up a game of appearance and disappearance with as a common thread in her work: the blur.
Jean-Baptiste Brueder is attracted by the continuous transformations of Brussels architecture. His work represents fragments of buildings in mutation. His approach to the material is both brutal and suave. His work in Situ allows him to create links between the reality of the buildings in which he exhibits and the part of dream and poetry. This vision apprehends architecture not as a science of exactitude but as a malleable medium.
Architecture is also explored by Beatrice Guilleman who has been working with ceramics since she undertook a trip to Mexico in 2018. Her work goes beyond the production of objects and is part of a research that explores the plastic and technical issues of ceramics. The artist
mixes raw materials in a sculptural process in order to extract their narrative value. She explores the link between the human body and architecture by scattering trompe-l'oeil on the wall.
The work of raw materials is found in the work of Jacques di Piazza who creates installations using materials that refer directly to construction sites (plaster, concrete, tar, etc.). His work questions architecture and the environment as a field of discovery and expression of the sensitive. It is thanks to these raw materials that the artist explores the relationships between space, objects and intermediate territories.
The staging of architecture is also found in the work of Amélie Scotta who is inspired by the urban environment in which she evolves, emphasizing its contradictions and inequalities, not without a touch of irony. Her work represents a duality between the monumentality of architecture and the relationship to the individual. The artist uses drawing, sculpture but also digital processes.
For her part, Telma Lemarchand is an artist who began her practice with drawing and painting, but who is now also interested in performative video, which she links to her drawings. During the opening of the exhibition Solarium, the artist will create a live work using Peacock Linen, an eco-responsible paint prepared and created in Brussels.
The works presented in the Solarium exhibition are thus a testimony of the artists' perception modulated by their occupation of the greenhouses. They deal with notions such as light, confinement but also with reflections related to architecture, environment and the imprint left by man.