Between Brooklyn and the Bronx

Between Brooklyn and the Bronx

Paris can stay in bed


Preview: Wednesday 2 October 5-8pm

03 October - 02 November 2019

Vane Gallery

First Floor, Commercial Union House

39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

For his fourth solo exhibition at Vane Simon Le Ruez presents a body of work which continues to explore his interests in territory, transparency, fragility and transition, and which takes his fascination with making, colour and material combination to new and unexpected levels.

The title of the exhibition is taken from a line in Leo Carax’s 1991 film, Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (The Lovers on the Bridge). With grim radiance, the film charts the story of two fractured individuals discovering each other on Paris’ oldest bridge, upon which themes of abandonment, freedom, desire and redemption are played out with the city as a backdrop. Le Ruez’s new work aligns itself with these multifaceted and fragmented themes. Potent relationships are key to the experience of his work and whilst these may be explored through form, material and structure, a deeper, more complex introspection permanently resides.

With this exhibition Le Ruez takes the viewer on a celebratory journey full of twists and tangents, crossings and meeting points, conjuring both the immediacy of the here and now and the sense that elsewhere is never far away.

A familiar place for the very first time

A familiar place for the very first time

L’esprit vagabond


Bertille Bak, Berdaguer & Péjus, Bruno Botella, Simon Boudvin, Philippe Durand, Dominique Figarella, Simon Le Ruez, Eric Madeleine, Edgardo Navarro, Florence Paradeis

13.09 - 12.10.19

Collection Frac Normandie Caen

Opening Friday 13 September 2019 at 18h

l'espace culturel Le Grand Turc

8 rue Saint Denis, 61600 La Ferté-Macé