“The work of Jugnet + Clairet is a game. It engraves and takes away. It restitutes. It binds the atoms, it celebrates entanglements, it puts joy in the mind, it is not known how and by what means, in these sinuosities where thought is dazzled by dry fires, fires without flame.”
Christian Mayeur, Founder and Owner, Mayeur Projects
Excerpt from the upcoming exhibition catalog
JUGNET + CLAIRET “NM”
Please join us for the Opening Reception Friday September 8, 5-8 pm of Jugnet + Clairet “NM”
Meet the artists and Christian Mayeur, founder of Mayeur Projects
Friday, August 25, 5-8pm. Please join us for refreshments, libations and a lively discussion about our amazing artists: Paula Castillo (New Mexico), Virginie Mosse (France/Germany), Jill O’Bryan (New York/New Mexico) and Frank Perrin (France)
As Keiko Ohnuma wrote in Fall 2016 issue of TREND Magazine, “The Forest” are pieces arranged in different groupings, consist of ripped, discarded galvanized steel culverts that Castillo collected from roads in the Santa Fe National Forest. Using the culverts as a mold, she welded together small metal discs left over from a punch press in an echo of their shape and then arranged the prefabricated culverts in a way that suggest vegetable peels, or shed skin, or road-kill snakes – something once alive and then abandoned.“ We are very proud to welcome Paula Castillo at Mayeur Projects for her 1st show in Las Vegas New Mexico. She brings enchantment to our TREASURES summer group show. Other works are strange still lifes and surprizing eagles by French born Virginie Mossé, living and working in Berlin, original editions of half-frame pictures (in boxes of 15 original prints) made in the area by Frank Perrin (living and working in Paris) during his residency last March and wonderful Breath drawings by Jill O’Bryan (living and working in New York City and Northern New Mexico). Please note that a friendly closing reception will happen on Friday August 25th.
TREASURES show (Paula Castillo, Virginie Mossé, Frank Perrin, Jill O’Bryan) opened the top day of Rough Riders Bikers Rally. Bikers particularly enjoyed Virginie Mossé’s works ! Virginie Mossé was born in France, but lives and works in Berlin.
Mayeur Projects is happy to announce that Frédérique Loutz is a member of artists’ selection held for the exhibition organized by MNAM Centre Pompidou for the 10th anniversary of the Prize of the Foundation Daniel and Florence Guerlain for the contemporary drawing. A reception will take place on Tuesday, June 20th in the Centre Pompidou.
It was in 1996 that collectors Florence and Daniel Guerlain created their contemporary art foundation at Mesnuls, southwest of Paris, which staged thematic exhibitions and organised engraving workshops. In 2004, their interests changed and their support was redirected to promoting contemporary drawing. In 2006 they established a prize that was awarded for the first time the following year. The biggest prize awarded for contemporary drawing, this year it celebrated its tenth anniversary. The prize has helped to bring attention to artists of the first rank, often very early in their careers and with very little real visibility in France. The shortlist ranges internationally and does not neglect non-Western artists. Thanks to its quality, and thanks to the generosity of Florence and Daniel Guerlain, the works of several of the winning artists, hitherto absent from the national collections, have been acquired by the Centre Pompidou.
Installation view, left to right: Moodboard #04; The Big Trail (Arrow); Moodboard #5; Local Fire #01 (Bike); Moodboard #6; Local Fire #05 (Rocking Chair; On the ground: Tumbleweed (barbed wire, tar, gold leaf), each piece unique – all new works produced on site – 2017 – Courtesy Mayeur Projects
Frank Perrin, “Local fire” #1 (Bike) – Las Vegas, New Mexico – 2017 courtesy Mayeur Projects – The whole show will be on view next Saturday, April 15, 4-8 pm, at our opening.