Busan Art Fair, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Seoul, South Korea
(School of Art Room 003)
With a career spanning over three decades, Vicky Colombet’s abstract paintings,
works on paper, prints, fine art photography, and architectural glass projects exist in
conversation with various art historical movements—from traditional Chinese Painting
to Abstract Expressionism. Raised in Paris, Colombet whose mother was of Filipino
descent spent her childhood traveling extensively with her parents across Southeast
Asia and India. Eastern thinking became an important part of Colombet’s perception
of the world.
The Elkon Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of paintings by artist Vicky Colombet.
“A strange weave of space and time: the unique appearance or semblance of distance, no
matter how close it may be. While at rest on a summer’s noon, to trace a range of mountain on
the horizon, or a branch that throws its shadows on the observer, until the moment or the hour
become part of their appearance- this is what it means to breathe the aura of those mountains,
that branch.”– Walter Benjamin
With a career spanning over three decades, Colombet’s abstract paintings, works on paper,
prints, fine art photography, and architectural glass projects exist in conversation with various
art historical movements—from traditional Chinese Painting to Abstract Expressionism. Eleven
paintings ranging in size between 18 x 24 and 72 x72 inches are presented in the gallery.
Colombet experiments with the weights of pigments, their type of granulation, chemical
response, their specific vibrations and steps for grinding. For Colombet, pigments are the
particles and forces in the universe, as she creates parallels of energy between the particles and
brush strokes and physical movement. The use of pure pigment also gives a unique vibration
and emotional resonance. “My paintings are non-objective,” Colombet says, “but they come
from a place where abstraction and nature meet. Not only inspired by nature, in the end result,
but also in every step of the process.”
In the Spring of 2020, “Vicky Colombet: In Dialogue with Claude Monet” will open at the Musée
Marmottan Monet in Paris. Conceived as an homage to Claude Monet, Colombet’s “Water and
Light” series evoke two of the great themes explored by the leading Impressionist.
Colombet was born in Paris, in 1953 and currently lives and works in New York. She has lived
and maintained studios in Paris, the South of France, Barcelona and the Cévennes. She has a
studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and a studio barn in the Hudson Valley, where
she works on larger scale paintings.
Colombet’s work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Albright-
Knox Art Gallery, the Musee Marmottan Monet, the Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg. She is a
recipient of the Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Grant (2001) and the Pollock-Krasner
Foundation Grant (2014). A member of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in Manhattan since
2004, she became an American citizen in 2013.
The works the Shillim Foundation promotes are experimental interactions between people, media, and landscapes. These projects will feed into a discussion about the future of conservation. The first pilot works will take place at Shillim Retreat - the physical Shillim, in the Western Ghats.
Denzel de Souza, Co-Founder / Margie Ruddick, Co-Founder & Co-DIrector / Martine Brody, Co-Director / Leeanne Alonso, Conservation Director / Karen de Souza, Director of the Shillim Institute
WILD BY DESIGN I: THE ELEMENTS
The initial pilot projects will be conducted by the painter, Vicky Colombet, the dancers Constantin Baecher and Kaitlyn Gilliland, and the composer Erin Gee, working with sound engineer, Joel Gordon, and the architect/landscape designer photographer Linda Pollak.
Each artist will explore the landscape by crafting a new relationship between natural forces—earth, sound, climate, water—and artistic forms:
Amazing evening of performances at Olana State Historic Site last Friday to present the Shillim Foundation. The evening began with a walk through the forest listening to the western Ghat morning forest recordings by sound engineer Joel Gordon. Then we listened Erin Gee's incredible musical performance. Facing the Sunset and mountains, near Frederic Church's home and studio, Constantine Baecher and Traci Finch performed "Mountainscape" a choreography of Constantine Baecher inspired by my drawings "Brumes Series". While Elad Kabilio played Crumb's cello sonata brilliantly
The Shillim Foundation promotes conservation as a creative practice through interdisciplinary collaborations
Armory Arts Week: EFA OPEN HOUSE 2017
Open Studios, Exhibitions, Printmaking Workshop
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
5:00 - 9:00 pm
FREE, no RSVP required 323 W. 39th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave.)
I will open my studio (810) along with my fellow artists friends and colleagues. As part of Armory Arts Week, EFA invite you to view over 60 artists working in open studios, visit the EFA Project Space, and take a tour of EFA's Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop on Tuesday, February 28th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. EFA Center is located at 323 West 39th Street, between 8th and 9th avenues. EFA Studio Member Artists work in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities, creating a vibrant and diverse community of peers under one roof. Artists on floors 3 - 10 will welcome guests to explore and interact with their artwork.
Amnesty International Hong Kong is pleased to share with you its new art project: Carnival. Consisting of exhibitions, performances, installations, workshops and educational programmes, Carnival will take place from 16 – 26 February 2017 at Kong Art Space, G/F, Villa Serene, 3 Staunton St, Hong Kong
Leonard Hutton Galleries' show at art Miami with the artists: John Chamberlain Vicky Colombet Joseph Cornell Lucio Fontana Adolph Gottlieb Jacob Hashimoto Lee Krasner Yayoi Kusama Robert Motherwell Beatrice Riese Sean Scully Jack Tworkov Hema Upadhyay
Organized by the Cercle des Femmes Mécènes of the Musée d'Orsay, the debate will be moderated by Donna Redel of the Modern Women's Fund MoMA, New York and two artists Vicky Colombet and Beatrice Helg.
SALON ZÜRCHER, New York
May 2 – 8, 2016
Christian Duvernois Gallery is thrilled to participate in this year’s SALON ZÜRCHER with the selection of works by four gallery artists: Vicky Colombet, Barbara Edelstein, Bruce Edelstein and Christian Erroi. The art fair takes place at Gallery ZÜRCHER, 33 Bleecker Street, New York.
Group Show /NoHo, New York City – Christian Duvernois Gallery is pleased to present the new group exhibition, A Paper Affair, which celebrates the medium of paper and its remarkably heterogeneous use across the works of several artists: Clytie Alexander, Vicky Colombet, Barbara Edelstein, Philippe Gronon, Eric Poitevin and Guy de Rougemont. The exhibition is on view from November 17, 2015 – January 16, 2016.
"Ombres et Lumières" Group Show at Galerie Jean Jacques Dutko / PARIS
September 10th - October 31st
"Navigating Abstraction" at Christian Duvernois Landscape/Gallery. Group exhibition, featuring works by Vicky Colombet, Clytie Alexander, Jian-Jun Zhang, Barbara Edelstein and Lucia Papčo.
"Drawn to Perfection" Bernard Jacobson Gallery
February 18th - March 31st
Works by William Bailey, Vicky Colombet, Rudolf de Crignis, Eric Holzman, John Scofield, William Scott, Marc Vaux and Joan Witek
"Distilled" at Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Bernard Jacobson Gallery is pleased to present “Distilled” in their New York location from June 4th to July 29th 2014. There will be an opening reception on June 4th from 6 - 8pm. The exhibition will include work by William Tillyer , Marc Vaux , Christian de Boschnek, Vicky Colombet, Nicola Ginzel, Kazimirar Rachfal, John Scofield, Helen Frankenthaler and Larry Bell .
While the art world is accommodating the publics’ thirst for spectacle and the size of artwork is ever increasing, this show attempts to investigate the appeal of the distilled, the modest and the small. Whether we consider subversive the challenge that a small work offers to the large canvas, or whether we consider relevant the intimate experience afforded to the viewer, is the appeal of the small painting still alive or did it go the way of “cabinet pictures” and religious icons?