French studio glass Art glass has a long tradition in France with world famous glass factories involving artists and designers to produce unique pieces or small series. From the 1980’s, French studio glass artists became active and did give an impulse to the glass art scene in France. The second generation, many of whom were graduates of the CERFAV, continues to put French studio glass on the map. They produce different kinds of work, ranging from blown multicolor vases; with or without engravings, cast glass pieces or works in pâte-de-verre. In this exhibition French glass artists show this variety in their work and styles. The main theme of the work of Pauline Bétin is the landscape. She is interested in spaces which mark the boundary between the urban and rural landscapes. Her works bring into the borders between these two living spaces in attention. Her pieces are poetic and reflective. Olivier Mallemouche is a glass blower and his pieces reflect the French tradition of vases and perfume bottles. His work is decorative and colorful. Anne-Lise Riond-Sibony shows glass works on the wall. Inspired by religious and mythological themes, she shows pieces of the series “Adam and Eve. The pieces reflect the themes of seduction, love, and relationships between men and women and parenthood. Didier Tisseyre is an artist, who also uses glass to create his oeuvre. From examples of his paintings and drawings, he subtracts images that are executed in glass. They reflect his imaginary world but add trans-luminance making the play of light and color even more fascinating. Gérald Vatrin’s vases are more objects by the texture of the surface and the addition of other materials. His inspiration comes from all over the world and reflects his travel in Africa by color and imaging. The objects have a tactile feeling which make the viewer wanting to touch them.
The exhibition runs from 10/08/2014 until 9/11/2014.