Exploring the work of Jacques Jarrige

WAG caught up with Laura Straus and her Piermont Straus gallery for our August issue.

When working on the story, she shared some news about an upcoming collaborative effort – and has now released the full details.

Piermont Straus is collaborating with Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) in West Nyack and the Valerie Goodman Gallery in Manhattan to present sculptural works by French artist Jacques Jarrige.

Here’s how Straus’ release describes his work:

“Jacques Jarrige’s work over the last 30 years has always focused on the dialogue around the relation of person and objects. In all of his endeavors, from sculpture to design and fabrication of objects for the home to independent artistic interventions, he has sought to find a balance between disparate qualities of artist, viewer and object.

“In each medium, a sensual, often hesitant line strives to embrace an elusive volume. The tension between minimal solid shapes and expansive open space is at the heart of his three-dimensional expressive drawings, in which he feels it is the medium that dictates his every move. At the end with the artist’s process retained in the object, he invites the viewer to freely continue the dialogue.”

Here’s what’s planned:

  • Jarrige has created a site-specific work for RoCA’s outdoor sculpture garden, on exhibit Sept. 23 through June 30, 2018. There will be an opening reception of “Curves #1, #2 and #3” in The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park at RoCA from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 23. Jarrige will be on hand, offering a creative session/demonstration from 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Piermont Straus will host the opening reception for “Scale of Curves,” its exhibition of Jarrige jewelry, miniatures and drawings, as well as documentation of his creative process, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24. The exhibition will continue through Oct. 27.
  • In addition, Manhattan gallery owner Goodman will open her Piermont home to present Jarrige’s interior design work. Tours will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 24, by advance registration (completed through the RoCA website).

Piermont Straus is at 10 Roundhouse Road in Piermont; RoCA is at 27 S. Greenbush Road in West Nyack.

For more, visit piermontstraus.com or rocklandartcenter.org.

– Mary Shustack

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