From 1 September to 8 October, the Wagner Gallery presents a group exhibition “ENTRE [FIL]LES”.

For this back-to-school exhibition, the Wagner Gallery presents a collective of women artists on the theme of thread.

Artists presented :

Mei-Tsen CHEN
Catarina ROSA

The thread can be the link that unites us, the red thread or the guiding thread of a process, Ariadne’s thread that guides us, the thread of life, quite simply.

Shapeless, malleable, made of cotton or wool, iron or plastic, thread as used by artists serves form, colour, light and reflection. It irrigates, irradiates, connects, unties, weaves, folds, coils… From one work to another, the thread reveals its strength, without necessarily much tension, but always with sensitivity and emotion.

Thus, Ode BERTRAND uses the line as the main thread of her artistic line. Her “miniatures” bear witness to this! These small works on paper of 10 x 10 cm, on which she draws a grid, are for her the support of graphic experiments where chaos breaks the apparent regularity.

Mei-tsen CHEN, painter, approaches the question of thread as a link, visible or invisible, which connects us to each other throughout the world. From Pisa to Boston, from The Hague to Miami, these cities are as many streets that she has travelled, following the thread of her steps…

For Sophie COROLLER, thread is first and foremost a material such as iron wire or fibreglass. She twists it, pulls it, weaves it to test its limits, its light, its spatiality.

Until then, Eli JIMENEZ LE PARC used cotton thread or rope to structure volumes in space. Today she uses it on canvas to play on rhythm and vibration, accentuated by colour.

Nathalie JUNOD-PONSARD, known for her installations and her large-scale coloured light atmospheres, proposes a “boxing” of coloured ribbons in interaction with their environment. Astonishing!

With thread, Anneke KLEIN KRANENBARG creates a real cohesion between the simplicity and complexity of a form. Inserted in plastic or carbon tubes, the thread serves as a link to the structure without constraining it, thus giving it the freedom to deform. Sewn between two sheets of Plexiglas, it allows a shape to be traced in different ways in a serial optical game. Fun!

Olga LUNA’s use of thread is done through the weaving of a linen canvas, which she tames by folding it to reveal a grid. Strongly inspired by the Harlequin theme, she takes up this motif by deforming the canvas, thus giving the fibre the volume that will serve the form.

In Gianna POLLAROLO’s work, the use of science and technology is the guiding principle.