past exhibitions

Figura serpentinata - acte II

07/07/2022 - 07/30/2022

Figura serpentinata - acte II

Following Figura serpentinata - act I, an in situ installation by Nathalie Junod Ponsard, the gallery is pleased to present the second act, a solo show by the artist featuring drawings, paintings, watercolours, films and glass works produced in collaboration with the CERFAV (Centre européen de recherche et formation aux arts verriers), from Thursday 7th to Saturday July 30th.

Substance, 2022

Enamelled glass sculptures

These glass sculptures – in line with my research on light and wavelengths as a medium creating immersive locations with new densities – offer a closed and smooth ensemble with internal and external parts; light goes through a whole. On their surfaces, saturated colours are differentiated and either complete each other or juxtapose in a translucent, transparent or luminous blur and some opacities develop into new substances.

Attracting a tension, coming from one side of these hemispheric-bottomed sculptures to the other, the oblong and shiny shape and the visible bi-chromatia, highlighting the two-part composition, evoke the galenic shape of a capsule.
The scale chosen to create the Substance series allows the eye to dive into the matter and colours of the sculptures and to dissolve into the chromatic radiances.
When the retina is delighted, Plato gives to the Greek word for colour “pharmakon” the meaning of “remedy”, granting it curative potency.  

Nathalie Junod Ponsard, June 8th 2022