A review by yesicannes.com
At the Hôtel du Clos*** in Le Rouret, Annik and Guy Garnier invited the artists IcKasso and Alexy-Louis Garnier to spend a weekend in a calm and soothing haven of greenery.
The summer art exhibition held on 17 and 18 June 2023 in this haven of calm and greenery in Le Rouret featured works by sculptor and painter IcKasso and photographer Alexy-Louis Garnier. In symbiosis with its verdant surroundings, this superb open-air exhibition invited visitors to take a fresh look at this exceptional green setting dotted with works of art as they strolled through the countryside, facing the majestic 19th-century stone bastide.
Through her painted sculptures, Isabelle Conrozier Kassovic depicts a colourful world where love rhymes with humour. Her terracotta works, all unique and faceless, are created in her studio in Le Rouret near Grasse. Les Demoiselles d’Isabelle, stylised female sculptures painted in acrylic, are created under the artistic signature of IcKasso, while the Classics Kassovic, classical female sculptures in bronze, display their sensuality with serenity.
Photographer Alexis-Louis Garnier, whose hobby is travelling the world, took visitors on a magnificent journey through photographs taken during his escapades across the United States – such as those taken in the heart of Manhattan – including New York’s famous sciurus carolinensis squirrel, W 57th St and 7th Ave (New York), a superb sunset taken from the Brooklyn Bridge and Philadelphia’s Finding Home Mural. Passionate about nature and animals, Alexis has travelled the length and breadth of the Arctic Circle in complete autonomy. From his journey he has brought back some magnificent photos, including one of a family of reindeer taken 300 metres away under a garden tarpaulin.
Free Entry: opening Friday 26 from 18h, Saturday 27 de 10h à 20h
Through her Facets Exhibition, Ickasso invites you to discover her artistic universes where femininity rhymes with serenity and love (l’amour) with humor. Designed as a stroll in the sumptuous garden of the Hôtel du Clos, this exhibition explores the theme of femininity blossoming through 4 Collections which reflect the different views of
- Callipygian : round-bottomed naïads or dancers painted in acrylic, the Demoiselles d’Isabelle are her artistic signature;
- Classic : never out of fashion, the Classics Kassovic, in bronze or in terracotta with a patina, display their sensuality with serenity;
- Cubist : the IcKasso series, cubist version of the precedent Collections, is revealed for the first time to the public;
- Colorful : the ColorIsa series of acrylic paintings declines the other Collections in 2 dimensions before escaping to the abstract, in a whirlpool of
About the Artist :
Born in 1959 in the United States of a Slavonic father and a French mother, Isabelle Kassovic Conrozier (IcKasso) is the holder of a CAPES and of a master degree in Mathematics.
In 1989-91, she followed training in plastics arts at the University of Penn Valley à Kansas City (Missouri). She then lived in Singapore (1992-96), where she specialized in sculpture in terracotta in the studio of Lim Meng Khuong, where she acquired mastery of the academic nude. Living in Le Rouret since 1998, Isabelle has created her own studio and has exhibited since 2002. Isabelle is married and mother of 3 children, born in Singapore, Vietnam and France.
From August 2 to 8, the Hotel du Clos will host the work of Mina Feingold, in a solo exhibition entitled “Trajectoires”.
Mina Feingold is a visual artist who started out as a sculptor and very quickly moved towards monumental work. From the beginning, it was the study of the body that guided her creation. Over the years, her practice and her fields of research have extended to different mediums and different subjects, to give life to a work that is above all human.
Conceived as a walk in the open air, “Trajectoires” highlights the artist’s path. From her first bronze sculptures to her latest mosaic creations, the works trace her artistic journey, in the magical setting of the gardens of the Hôtel du Clos.
Opening on August 4th from 6pm.
Registration recommended: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition from 2nd to 8th August 2022 at the Hôtel du Clos.
3 chemin des écoles – 06650 Le Rouret
Free entrance from 2pm to 7pm.
Artist’s website: www.minafeingold.com
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MARCHE de la TRUFFE
Dimanche 16 JANVIER 2022
All the best for this year !