OPENING WEDNESDAY 29TH OF MAY FROM 6.30 PM
29/05 > 25/08
FROM WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY : 2 PM – 6.30 PM
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY : 11 AM – 1 PM // 3 PM – 7 PM
MORE INFORMATION : www.ville-amboise.fr/LEGARAGE // +33 (0)2 47 79 06 81
The solo exhibition CONCRETEMENT, by the young artist Maxime Thoreau, combines old pieces and new ones produced for the occasion with the support of the city of Amboise and the association la mire.
Inspired by the industry, his early big size sculptures are reproductions of pre-existing shapes and objects. Autonomous and free-standing, they are laid together, in the Garage single exhibition space, next to the smaller newer pieces that draw their shapes from them. Maxime Thoreau picks up a shape, a detail, that he works on and revisits in order to produce a new piece. Thus, from the sculpture Chenille made in 2014 with pine wood and steel, the “drawings” Pagnes were designed in 2019 with oak wood.
These work phases reverse the usual manufacturing process: “drawings” emerge from the sculpture, as if the source objects were flattened, and then slid from a horizontal to a vertical position. This recent transition to the vertical dimension allows him to freely work on the forms. This goes with a change of scale, as it the case with the works Fer or Ikeshima. Smaller in size, they will be appreciated with regards to the larger pieces, such as 3.1 presented at the entrance, with which the exhibition area opens. The whole room is considered as a medium, free from the idea of a visit plan, without any transition signs between the pieces: the spectators make their own experience.
CO-PRODUCTION : LA MIRE and LA VILLE D’AMBOISE
Funding ville d’Amboise under the residence program A ROOF ABOVE YOUR HEAD, org la mire.
3700 € : production funding
2800 € : Honorars
300 € : Perdiem
300 € : Transport of the artiste
Nature : Transport of artworks, hosting, technical support, communication ( leaflets, invitaitons, catalogu,…)