For her debut exhibition at FIAF, Brooklyn-based French artist Anne Mourier presents Be Rose, a survey combining her acclaimed work in collage, sculpture, and photography.
I use traditional vintage materials, repurposing found textiles including lace and embroidery or ceramic in an effort to collaborate with anonymous women or reconnect with crafts mastered by my family. I explore here the theme of The Rose and its eternal connection to the feminine archetype as a way to denounce our unbalanced society. The rose, currently perceived exclusively as a symbol surrounding the ideas of love, sensuality and youth, used to also be a symbol of frailty, regeneration, life cycles and fading beauty… all ideas hidden and rejected in today’s culture. This denial is creating disruption. An interactive installation involving live roses and famous poems is presented at the center of the gallery and is recalling this historical relevance of the rose. The result weaves together a statement about the importance of the feminine archetype in order to bring back harmony in our lives.
An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Tuesday, October 22 at 6pm in the FIAF Gallery.
About Anne Mourier
A self-taught artist whose artistic career blossomed later in life, Anne Mourier presented the solo exhibition, Cleaning It Up, in Brooklyn in 2013. It was the inaugural exhibition at The Glass House at The Invisible Dog, which she also designed. Recent international solo shows include Mary’s at CAOS Art Gallery (Venice) during the city’s 2015 Biennale, as well as Maries in 2016 and Alma Mater in 2017 both in Rots, France. She exhibited in Arles, France, during the annual photography festival Les Rencontres in 2018 and has presented numerous performances, notably at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch and at The Invisible Dog Art Center. Her work is represented by the Muriel Guépin Gallery in New York City and Sohn Fine Art in Massachusetts.
Anne Mourier © Malcolm Brown