FABIENNE VERDIER. SOUNDSCAPES
THE JUILLIARD EXPERIMENT
December 1, 2016 - February 11, 2017
Tuesday to Saturday - 10:30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Exhibition of 46 new works (paintings and works on paper). Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog in color. Texts by Bernard Foccroulle and Marc Collet (112 p.)
As a visual artist with a strong musical sensibility, Verdier was delighted to accept the Juilliard School’s invitation to work during the fall semester of 2014 with noted musicians on a pioneering creative program, alongside pianist Philip Lasser, soprano Edith Wiens, conductor William Christie, cellist Darrett Adkins and jazz musicians Kenny Barron and Ray Drummond. Transported by sound, Fabienne Verdier allowed music to suffuse her work, dictating her strokes to create paintings at the frontier between the visual arts and performance.
The experiment engendered an authentic dialogue between music and painting – disparate yet closely connected expressive forms. The challenge was to find a shared language, and common sources of inspiration.
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