July 1, 2006 - Le Grand Café, Contemporary Art Centre, Saint-Nazaire - VINCENT LAMOUROUX – GEERT GOIRIS
July 1, 2006


Circle, 2006 © Geert Goiris

July 1st to October 15th 2006

Curator: Sophie Legrandjacques

Meeting with Geert Goiris and Vincent Lamouroux on the occasion of the finishing: Sunday, 15th October from 4.00 PM. Hours: Daily (except Monday) 2PM to 7PM, Sunday 3PM to 6PM

Le Grand Café |Centre d’Art Contemporain
Place des Quatre Zhorloges
44 600 Saint-Nazaire – FRANCE
T 33 (0)2 40 22 37 66
F 33 (0)2 40 22 43 86
grand_cafe [​at​] mairie-saintnazaire.fr

Vincent Lamouroux (1974) and Geert Goiris (1971) use distinct mediums, sculpture and photography, to deploy notions of time and space, landscape and composition, representation and abstraction, fiction and reality. They revisit a formal language extending from 1960s minimalist sculpture to the architectural and space-age utopias of the same period.

Vincent Lamouroux produces sculpture that is both organic and constructed, based for the most part on simple geometric forms. For the Grand Café, he presents a sculptural and cinematic system that transforms the space into a pure, dense vertigo inciting bodily and imaginary movement.

Physical displacement and travel play a large part in Geert Goiris photographic practice. Deserted expanses marked by mans passage, interiors impregnated by the composition and lighting of 17th century Flemish painting, improbable abandoned architecture… his photographs show us unreal, faraway places whose existence and closeness are simultaneously confirmed. The photographed scenes seem as if freed from gravity and provoke the effect of suspended time and space.

Thus both artists convey the sense of rarity that the experience of certain real or constructed places offers and invite us to share anew in the emotion of the fantastic at work in the earthly world.

Sophie Legrandjacques Traduction Richard Gray
GEERT GOIRIS born in 1971, Belgique / 2006, Les rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, Arles / 2005, LFL Gallery, New York ; Croiser des mondes, Jeu de Paume, Paris / 2004 Manifesta 5, European Biennial for Contemporary Art, San Sebastian ; Galerie Art : Concept, Paris
VINCENT LAMOUROUX born in 1974 / 2006 Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Kunsthof, Zürich / 2005 Scape, Mamco, Genève ; Altered Spaces, iMOCA, Indianapolis / 2004 Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

LE GRAND CAFÉ, Centre d'Art Contemporain

Le Grand Café, Contemporary Art Centre, Saint-Nazaire
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