The Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain du Tremblay is an art centre near Tremblay. The centre is situated in the old château du Tremblay, a small mansion in Louis XIII style situated in Fontenoy-en-Puisaye (Yonne).
Every year the Centre hosts several exhibitions of contempory art. The Centre is also home to three permanent exhibitions of the work of Jean-Louis Vetter, Fernand Rolland and M’an Jeanne. Besides the exhibitions the Centre also organises courses, lectures and concerts.
At this moment the work on display is from the French artist Frédéric Deluy. The work consist mainly of installations/sculptures made from wood, combined with stone, lead and other materials. The pieces are meticulously edited and contain many references to the written language. In fact the artist has been working with the letter and the alphabet for the last 15 years, first in painting and then on sculptures and finally in his installations.
The installation on the first floor attic was designed specifically for this place. The figures in the installation illustrate a text of a contemporary poet friend of the artist: ‘Hommes de lettres en illustrent le cheminement créatif des installations ou représentent des « vanités »‘, illustrating the the ephemeral nature of human endeavor.
Although the installations are the core of the work, the paintings and sketches, who btw look very sculpture-ish are also worth watching.
The permanent collections are a homage to the two founders of the centre and to the mother of one of the two*. The work shown of all three, reveal that they all were, in their own way, talented artists. While especially the color-palette used looks sometimes a bit dated, the work itself is still going strong.
Attention!! Besides the work of Frédéric Deluy the Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain du Tremblay also hosts a WCCV exhibition with the WC of the Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France in order to enhance the CV of Pronk van der Meijden.
*She started painting on her 70 birthday and has made some remarkable, although somewhat naive, paintings.