Galerie La Ferronnerie / Brigitte Négrier
40, rue de la Folie Méricourt
Presentation of the gallery
Galerie la Ferronnerie opened in 1991. Brigitte Négrier -director of the gallery- has chosen to present artists at an early stage of their professional development, then to follow and expand their careers in France and abroad. Artists with drawing as their preferred practice quickly joined the gallery, such as Richard Müller and Frédéric Coché. Then, over time, Natasja van Kampen, Anaïs Lelièvre, and more recently, Ludovic Nino, Fabrice Cazenave and Gabriel Folli. Considering drawing in all its forms, for Drawing Now 2024, the gallery will present for the 1st time – alongside the works of Anaïs Lelièvre, drawings-assemblages by the Dutch Emmy Bergsma.
Presentation of the artist in focus
Anaïs Lelièvre continues her graphic work outside the frame, favouring supports other than paper, and presents a set of sculpted drawings. Her research in geology has led her to experiment with techniques of drawing in and with ceramics. Gestures, tools and graphic materials (drypoint digging, printing of typographic characters, ink dilution, laminated sheets, etc.) meet the earth, both inscribed and reactive, in the image of the varied territories that she explores through the residencies. "Steeped in Leroi-Gourhan's remarks on the gestures of writing, Anaïs Lelièvre invents a "writing of catastrophe": the Indian ink that flows; the repeated, liberated, violent gesture of the stylus that hits the clay in depth, where the paper does not allow it"... (Stéphanie Le Follic-Hadida)
She has benefited from numerous exhibitions in France and abroad: Frac Paca in Marseille, Museum of Drawing and Original Printmaking in Gravelines at the invitation of the Frac Picardie, Chapel of the Visitation in Thonon-les-Bains (curator Philippe Piguet), La Junqueira in Lisbon, Bienalsur in Riyadh and Jeddah... His works are present in public (Frac Picardie, MASC Museum in Les Sables d'Olonne, Jenisch Museum in Vevey, etc.) and private collections.