Art & Culture

Published on November 2nd, 2019 | by Laurence de Valmy


Be Rose a multi sensorial exhibition by Anne Mourier at The FIAF New York

Be Rose is the new solo exhibition by the French and Brooklyn-based artist Anne Mourier at The French Institute Alliance Française of New York City (FI:AF) currently on view until December 21st 2019.

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The exhibition Be Rose features nearly twenty artworks by Mourier, including some of her highly regarded Rosa Salva series as well as new pieces created for the show.

The artist works in various medium such as photography, sculpture, collage or performance art with the theme of the home at the core of her creations. “I use traditional vintage materials, repurposing found textiles including lace and embroidery or ceramic in an effort to collaborate with anonymous women or reconnect with crafts mastered by my family.”

In this latest exhibition, the artist explores “the theme of The Rose and its eternal connection to the feminine archetype as a way to denounce our unbalanced society. The rose, currently perceived exclusively as a symbol surrounding the ideas of love, sensuality and youth, used to also be a symbol of frailty, regeneration, life cycles and fading beauty… all ideas hidden and rejected in today’s culture. This denial is creating disruption” says the artist.

To appeal to our different senses, the artist has partnered with Flowers and Creations to create an interactive installation with live roses and famous poems. Her other partner around this exhibition is Marion Attal, owner of Mamie Brougitte Cakes, who served her glorious rose cake during the opening and demonstrated the making of sugar flowers.

She  is represented by Muriel Guépin Gallery in New York City and Sohn FineArt in Massachusetts. A self-taught artist whose artistic career blossomed later in life, Anne Mourier presented the solo exhibition, Cleaning It Up, in Brooklyn in 2013. It was the inaugural exhibition at The Glass House at The Invisible Dog, which she also designed. Recent international solo shows include Mary’s at CAOS Art Gallery (Venice) during the city’s 2015 Biennale, as well as Maries in 2016 and Alma Mater in 2017 both in Rots, France. She exhibited in Arles, France, during the annual photography festival Les Rencontres in 2018 and has presented numerous performances, notably at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch and at The Invisible Dog Art Center.

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Be Rose by Anne Mourier

Where: French Institute Alliance Française of New York, 22 East 60th street, New York, NY 10022

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About the Author

is a French born artist, who lives and works in Philadelphia. She is a painter creator of the POST series, painted Instagram of the past revisiting art history. Her work is regularly exhibited in galleries and art fairs. She created the blog "The Curious Frenchy" and is a contributor to French Quarter Magazine.

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