Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste at La Piscine – The National Roubaix Museum

 22 February – 2 April 2020

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Ursula Morley-Price, Dance Form années 80/85 14 x 15 x 14 cm. Erna Aaltonen, Aurina, 2018, h.41 cm, Ø 42 cm. Ann Van Hoey The Earthenware Ferrari,2020, terre cuite et laque bleue, h. 31 x 33 x 30 cm. Laurent Petit L’élégance du chaos – n°2 – 2018 – 38 x 37 x 23 cm.

As a local illustration of the “Carte Blanche” dedicated to the gallery by Roubaix’s La Piscine Museum, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste presents new works by the four European artists selected for the event : Erna Aaltonen, Ursula Morley-Price, Laurent Petit and Ann Van Hoey.

Erna Aaltonen, born in 1951 in Finland, acquired international recognition for her ceramic works in the course of the 2000s. The artist received the Grand Prize of Design from the Finnish State in 2014 and the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy, awarded her a gold medal for her complete works in 2015. Erna Aaltonen’s works are featured in numerous public and private collections in Europe, the United States, China, Japan and Korea.  Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste is honoured to represent Erna Aaltonen in France. The Gallery held two exclusives exhibitions in 2015 and 2018

Laurent Petit leaves nothing to chance and if he builds his pieces little by little with rigour and invention it is because he doesn’t indulge in improvisation. Both in the treatment of the clay, which he always inflects with traces of pressure or stress, and  in the use of the paintbrush, which he uses with precision to apply slips and glazes, he strives to be as the painter in front of his canvas, like an artist on clay.

Ursula Morley-Price. Over the past 55 years Ursula Morley-Price has made many solo exhibitions, both in Europ and USA. In 2013 she had a retrospective at Museum of Modern Art at Troyes. Her work is in numerous private and public collections, which include the Metropolitan Museum,  the Museum of Modern Art-MoMA in New York, the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris and the Cité de la Céramique in Sèvres. Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste is honoured to represent Ursula Morley-Price in France. and held a solo show in 2014 and 2016

Ann Van Hoey. Throughout the years, the artist has pursued an exemplary career interspersed with new formal proposals that have become her claim to fame. While her early pieces were earth-coloured and devoid of any finishing, her more recent ones are coated with bright-coloured lacquer, including the famous Ferrari red. Bringing together the ancestral working of clay and the colour of consumer society’s most luxurious symbol, Ann Van Hoey thus creates unexpected combinations and invites the spectator to reflect upon tradition and modernity. Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste is honoured to represent Ann Van Hoey in France. The Gallery held an exclusive exhibition of her works in 2017.