Paris, France —It is one of those nice little Parisian secret spaces to explore by appointment only. Nestled into an 18th century mansion accessible through a courtyard in the cosy and elegant 6th arrondissement on the Left Bank, Amélie Maison d’art offers a welcoming home setting for exploring art and design. In Paris private mansions often have names and the Hotel d’Aguesseau where Amélie du Chalard has opened her second gallery in Paris is no exception. She exhibits both established and emerging artists in this beautifully appointed contemporary setting. Temporary shows are held throughout the year.
Amélie du Chalard contacted Tess Walraven, a young Franco-American architect to design the new gallery and each space of the home has been designed to offer a special atmosphere. Raw materials, sometimes found or recycled, like travertine, bronze or wood from an old wagon were materials of predilection and Amélie du Chalard asked some artists, she works with some 130 artist creating in myriad mediums, to produce some in situ artworks which remain as part of the decor.
The current show running until October 31st, juxtaposes a selection of works by the Italian sculptor Guido De Zan and the French artist Juliette Lemontey. Both use warm and soothing tones in their respective mediums. Juliette Lemontey draws and composes on antique linen while Guido De Zan has worked for over 40 years in ceramic researching the material while questing to make it lighter despite its inherent fragility.
Meanwhile inside a series of rooms unfold into one another from the entrance to the collection lounge, a second living room, there is even a billiard room, followed by the « Happening Room », which hosts in situ installation made by the artists of the gallery each semester. There is a kitchen made with raw natural materials like granite and dark grey cement and then the visitor can discover the winter garden or sculpture garden which houses the dining room and looks out onto a beautiful garden. Amélie du Chalard also works with collectors and budding collectors and offers a tailor-made service that includes a digital simulation of artworks in their spaces, to framing, delivery and hanging.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette
Open daily from 9am to 8pm by appointment only
18 rue Séguier
75006 Paris, France
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