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May 26
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POSTPONED | The Confession Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

"Conversation: Line & Color" Opening Reception at the French Residence

The Consul General of France invites you to the Fall 2019 opening reception of the exhibition Conversation: Line and Color at the French Residence.
Micaela van Zwoll and the Studio Shop Gallery are excited to present the work of Martine Jardel and Thierry Rosset.

The featured artists of this exhibition, Martine Jardel and Thierry Rosset, are former members of the international French consular service community. They shared love of travel, their work, and the joy of art. They have shown their work in Paris, Notre-Dame de Portbail (Normandy), and San Francisco.

Exploring the space between representation and abstraction, Martine Jardel calls her paintings “a departure from certainty.” Suggesting landscapes, layers of color and rich textures are juxtaposed on the canvas, rendering an atmospheric quality specific to each painting. Depth, luminosity, and subtlety in her painting presents work that emanates with balance and a sense of calm.

Rosset’s work explores the cleanliness of line in linocuts with an eye to forms that create balance and rhythm. His work invites the viewer in, to experience a place of calm that vibrates and establishes a larger whole.