February 9 – July 16 2022.
Curatorship : Fanny Robin
Through the eyes of four artists, the exhibition Oniric Landscapes is an invitation to explore dreamed and fantasized landscapes, with elusive and sometimes haunting contours and contents. Drawn from the depths of the intimate and freely inspired by the imaginary, the works attest to the multiple paths taken by the artists to encourage us to confront natural landscapes with our inner worlds.
The escape begins with Frédéric Khodja, whose symbolic and poetic territories shake up our landmarks and our perception of space and transport us to undefined and timeless environments: vaporous and sensitive visions of distant landscapes that seem so familiar.
Vanessa Fanuele evokes a wild nature, luxuriant, sometimes threatening, with an undulating and fragile ecosystem. Dyed with enchantment, the artist’s great natural panoramas, from which emerge some mysterious silhouettes, offer us the experience of a contemplative wandering.
The journey continues with Christian Lhopital, who operates the switch between the real and intangible world and invites us to introspection with a set of works with a dizzying character. Landscapes are transformed into mental projections, which emerge like mirages to impregnate the exhibition space with a sensation of unreality.
Finally, Charlotte Denamur plays with our insomnia and closes the exhibition with works on textile that draw directly from the universe of dreams. Chimeras, hallucinations, or illusions of the mind? We wander among luminous images with evanescent reflections, in the ambiguity of the moment, between drowsiness and advertance.