Focus Laurent Petit vs Ann Van Hoey
26 February – 31 March 2022
After a first joint show at Roubaix’s La Piscine Museum in 2020, two very specific worlds where colour and form are processed differently are featured here side by side again, with French artist Laurent Petit’s abstract sculptures and Belgian ceramic artist Ann Van Hoey’s coloured monochrome works.
First selected as part of the Vallauris International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics back in 2008, Ann Van Hoey was invited in 2017 to be an artist in residence at the Taipei Yingge Museum in Taïwan, which led to a permanent display at the museum. Last year, she was invited for a first solo exhibition at the United States. Throughout the years, the artist has pursued an exemplary career interspersed with new formal proposals that have become her claim to fame.
A graduate from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and Maison de la Céramique in Mulhouse, Laurent Petit has been using ceramics as his form of expression since 1996. His work was noticed very quickly and was presented at the International Biennale of Ceramics at Châteauroux in 2003, and then selected at “Carouge Ceramic Approaches”, in Switzerland and in the context of the 2013 edition of the International Triennale of Ceramic and Glass in Mons, Belgium. He was featured in 2019 among the finalists of the 25th edition of the International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics in Vallauris.
Here he offers a new and rich variation about “L’élégance du chaos” which was presented during his second solo exhibition at the gallery in the fall of 2020.