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Aline Laurence Girard, France.  (1959 -   )

I first encountered Aline's wonderful sculptures in October 2000 when we were both participants in the 6th International Festival d'Art Singulier, Roquevaire-Aubagne, Provence.  We met and became close friends with Aline and her partner Véronique Duhaut, a talented photographer, and have remained so ever since.

It gave me the greatest pleasure to be able to present this exhibition of her very individual mixed media sculpture in December 2004.

Aline says of her work .....

"C'est un travail qui a longuement germé et pris racine en mon for intérieur, s'est déployé en plusieurs branches, en plusieurs dimensions. Par la grâce naturelle des matériaux les plus nobles et pauvres à la fois, trouvés en chemin, collectés au fil du temps, façonnés par petites séries en pièces uniques.


"Dans une recherche non décorative mais d'un langage plastique et pictural qui toucherait chacun en son "fond d'humanité intacte". **   Tentative 'subversive' : à travers la force expressive et symbolique de la matière et d'une représentation
donnée, engendrer chez le Regardeur l'émotion et le questionnement, émouvoir sa pensée à l'essentiel...


"Rappeler -ce qui semble cruel- que nous sommes tendres et fragiles, pourtant."

 

English Translation

" The seeds of my art have germinated slowly over a lifetime, taking root in my heart of hearts and branching out in several directions - several dimensions … through the natural grace of both the noblest and poorest of materials, found by the way, gathered with the passing of time , shaped in short series of single pieces.

"In a search not for decoration but for a sculptural and pictorial language that would touch everyone in their "intact depths of humanity" **. A subversive attempt, through the expressive and symbolic force of the very materials themselves and a given representation, to provoke in the viewer emotions, questionings and thoughts about ( life's essentials / what is essential).

"To remind ourselves - seemingly so cruel - that we are nevertheless tender and fragile."

** cf. Jean Rostand

Brief Biographical Note

 

Born 1959 at Rochefort-sur-Mer, Charente Maritime, France. At various times has been a student of literature and has also had practical experience in cabinet-making, framing and magazine production. 1989-91: Attended adult education courses at the School of Art in Avignon, where she has had her home and studio since 1980, following her artistic career working full-time with sculptures - mostly using wood and found objects - and with postal art.

She has taken part in many individual and group exhibitions of 'outsider' and contemporary art in the South of France and elsewhere in Europe. In 2003 she curated a major postal art expo "Tout le monde est un Théâtre" ("All the World's a Stage") organised in conjunction with the 57th Avignon Festival.

Aline would be delighted to receive your feedback.  Either forward via this website or contact Aline direct.

Enquiries regarding possible purchase of these or other artworks from Aline should be forwarded direct to the artist.

Contact Details:

Postal Address: 18, rue Neuvilly, 84000, Avignon, France.
Phone: +33-(0)4-90.87.15.13
email: alinelaurence.girard@netcourrier.com

 

Individual Exhibitions

2002 Exposition Poste Principale, Avignon
2000 Fête du Livre, Bagnols-sur-cèze
2000 Espace Exposition Cabaret du Café de France, Isle/Sorgue

2000 6th Parcours de l'Art - Médiathèque Ceccano, Avignon

1999 5th Parcours de l'Art - Le Rouge Gorge – Cabaret, Avignon
1999 Le Mas Tourteron. Élisabeth Bourgeois Restaurant, Gordes

1996 Les 25 Ans de la Librairie Plurielle, Théatre de l'Ephémère, Le Mans
1996 "De l'Etre et de L'Ivre", Salle Culturelle de l'Hotel de Ville, Isle/Sorgue
1995 Librairies 21 & 43, Avignon Festival, Avignon

1995 Parcours de l'Art - Collectif Espace Gaillanne - Librairie 43 Avignon

Group Exhibitions

2004 8th Festival d'Art Singulier, Aubagne
2004 Musée du Petit Format. 12th Biennale Internationale, Nismes Belgium
2003 Le Monde Entier est un Théâtre ("All the World’s a Stage"), Expo Art Postal & Sculpture. Avignon Festival, Avignon (Curator)

2003 Galerie Atelier 49, Vallauris

2002 La Véritable. Galerie Art et Antiquité, Tassin la 1/2 Lune, Lyon
2001 7th Parcours de l'Art - Maison des Pays de Vaucluse, Avignon
2000 Exposition " PAX la non violence ", Association l'Enfance de l'Art, Piolenc
2000 4th Fête Internationale du Livre de Forcalquier, Forcalquier
2000 6th International Festival d'Art Singulier, Roquevaire/Aubagne
2000 Exposition Internationale d'Art Postal, mise en espace, pour
Les correspondances de Manosque, Manosque

2000 Espace Sextius " ARTENTIONFRAGILE", Aix en Provence

1999 La Belle Angerie Galerie Antiquaire, Anduze

1998 4th Parcours de l'Art - Collectif Chapelle du Verbe Incarné, Avignon
1996 “La Poésie dans un Jardin”. 50 Years of the Avignon Festival, Avignon
1996 Exposition (Mail Art) M.J.C., Dieppe
1996 “Les Arts au Soleil”. Atelier Alain Hermand, Marseille
1996 Boutique Cargo, Marseille

1995 Galerie Béatrice Soulié, Paris

1994-5 "Plis d'excellence", Boutique du Musée de la Poste, Paris
1991 Maison d'Art Contemporain - Nadia Peirano, décoratrice, Avignon

1991 "Explosition 91". Collectif in situ - Usine Saint Gobain, Avignon

 

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Aline Laurence Girard (1959-)

Photos: Véronique Duhaut
 
     
     
   
  Pensée profonde  (Deep Thought)
Branches, wood, pigment, acrylic.
73cmH x 50cmW
 

 

 

   

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