Galerie Yves Gastou, Paris

The Yves Gastou Gallery often presents pioneers of the 1970s decorative arts, those who explored new aesthetic possibilities, for example with the use of resin and plastics. The luminous sculptures of Monique Rozanès are a fine example of such a successful pioneer.

Over several decades, Rozanès has produced chromatic labyrinths of blocks and layers that play with the nature of opacity, the basics of geometric form and notions of emptiness and fullness. In effect, the works of the French sculptor form a poetic matrix, as the artist herself explains, "the emptiness on the inside is more important than the exterior form." Rozanès often returns to themes involving nature – indeed, many of the sculptures seem to mimic crystal rock formations directly – yet the presentation of these themes is replete with artifice and a dynamically charged level of creativity and vision.

May 15th-June 14th, 2008
12, rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris
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