Curatorial Art Practice in Ramsgate and beyond
18 – 31 August 2020
Laurent Delaye Gallery is delighted to announce its new program of exhibitions in Ramsgate. The gallery will mix site specific projects and a home-based gallery. It will promote young and established artists from Britain and abroad, and work in collaboration with the diverse cultural actors of the area. We look forward to welcoming you to the delightful town of Ramsgate, its stunning architecture, natural reserves and riveting coastal line, and to enjoy art with us.
Our first show will be a solo exhibition of French artist Bérénice Mayaux. It will take place from 18 to 31 August in Addington Street at both Eats ‘n’ Beats and The Vinyl Head Gallery. Eats ‘n’ Beats is a café run by former Squeeze bassist, Keith Wilkinson and artist manager Meredith Cork, known for organising unusual and eclectic music events and fabulous cocktails. Addington Street is a Georgian architectural jewel, which was the grand high street of the Victorians and runs to the harbour, in a quaint and charming half derelict way.
Bérénice Mayaux is a painter living in Paris and Los Angeles. She creates rich compositions freely moving from spontaneous images to meticulously planned structures. She mixes at will rigorous abstraction, vibrant organic forms, and unexpected figuration. Her range of experimentation is wide, and she is as interested in multidimensional space as in intricate colour grades and light spectrum. Her drawings sensually play with the fluid passage of the brush while her paintings are striking for their extremely complex precision.
As a painter of the new generation, Mayaux loves to intermingle the rich heritage of early abstraction, Surrealism, colour theories and design of the Bauhaus, Constructivism, Dada, while integrating digital imaging and contemporary iconography with a whimsical sense of humour. Her ultimate aim is painting itself, the material and its many possibilities and complexities, its chemical structures, and endless nuances. We are delighted that we can open our program with such a resourceful innovator as Bérénice Mayaux.
As the present circumstances are not the kindest due to Covid-19, we are not doing a private view, but we welcome you to visit us at any time during the show. The Victorians cleverly made these shops with large bay windows for open display, and Eats ‘n’ Beats has a pleasant garden space as well.
Please contact us for any further information
Vinyl Head Gallery and Eats ‘n’ Beats
1, 2 and 3 The Broadway, Addington Street, Ramsgate CT11 9JN
18 to 31 August 2020, open daily 11-5 pm or by appointment