The exhibition brings together five former students of the “École nationale supérieure d’art” of Bourges, who graduated between 2014 and 2018.
Some of the works come directly from the ceramic workshop there, named for Jacqueline and Jean Lerat, while others come from the time these young artists have spent in this historic workshop, a genuine link between Bourges and La Borne.
Lola Asand graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges in June 2014.
The creative process of Lola Asand relies heavily on sampling and assembling. These methods of working enable her to develop stories, plays on meaning and movements. In her work, Lola has a strong attachment to materiality. Above all, she is curious about the sciences “of life, of the earth”, with animal figures roaming through her work. She focuses particularly on the different ways in which our own species relates to living things, including humans. This means that she can investigate the ways in which these relationships and images have, and continue to, domesticate our perception, habits and actions.
The work of Laure Ébuterne, who graduated from the École nationale supérieure d’art of Bourges in June 2015, in a sculptural arrangement combines elemental, organic materials together with industrial and artificial materials. It is important for her to use things that already exist, to transform them, so making them tell different stories. Her installations are narratives in materials that suggest metaphors for interpretations of natural phenomena. It is a kind of “naturo-fiction”, where the passing of time is perceived and where everything is constantly changing.
Lucie Pillon graduated from the École nationale supérieure d’art of Bourges in June 2015, and her artistic research is driven by issues related directly or indirectly to the concepts of delineation, boundaries and territory. The artist questions the identification and positioning of humans in the face of otherness. Lucie questions her own need to compartmentalise shapes, be they animal or foreign, but also her own compartmentalisation. Lucie Pillon tries to represent her questions in sculptural terms and to concretise her interests by bringing together different forms and objects. She takes them out of their familiar context, rethinks them and makes them anew.
Innocence and sexuality: Sarah Saudry-Dreyer, a ceramic and plastic artist who graduated from the École nationale supérieure d’art of Bourges in June 2016, navigates between these two polar opposites, so as to better hybridise them. Her sculptures, which are often made starting from fetishised body fragments, are made up of shapes, materials and textures imbued with a latent eroticism that is often hidden under a less formal guise.
Sarah plays with contrasts: her glazing is reminiscent of naive sweeties from childhood, while the evocative titles of the pieces imply a completely different story.
The work of Manon Valle, who graduated from the École nationale supérieure d’art of Bourges in June 2018, revolves around changing places, a sense of familiarity, the home and the ordinary violence that make up our stories and our daily lives, what fixes us in the realities of the present. Through these examples of violence, the artist discreetly celebrates the adventure of a constantly renewed and vibrant creative spirit, a creative necessity that allows us to live a life beyond simply surviving.
Exhibition from June 8 to July 16, 2019.
Opening Saturday, June 8 from 6pm to 9pm preceded by a meeting with the artist at 5pm.
Open every day from 11am to 7pm.