FIAF and Zürcher Gallery are thrilled to present a solo exhibition of works by French artist Alix Le Méléder. A graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Le Méléder is a one-of-a-kind painter.
The oil paintings on linen and paper in the current exhibition were made between 1995 and 1998, when the artist was working in a neo-expressionistic manner. As she gradually streamlined the compositions of her pictures, paint became thinner, lighter, and warmer, with oblique brush strokes nonetheless rich with intensity. Le Méléder left the centers of the last works on display totally empty—foreshadowing a progression toward vacuum and silence in the 2000s. She stopped painting altogether in 2011.
Join us for the opening reception in the FIAF Gallery on Tuesday, September 14, from 6:30–8pm.
Part of FIAF’s Fête de la Rentrée: A Fall Open House Celebration (September 13–15)
Alix Le Méléder
Alix Le Méléder was born in 1955 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, and lives and works in Burgundy and Brittany.
Le Méléder studied sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and at L’Atelier de César from 1974 to 1979. Though she tragically lost most of her output in a 1990 fire, she began anew, showing work at exhibitions at Galerie Jean Fournier in 1995, 1997, and 2001–2002. In 2004, she joined Galerie Zürcher, and participated in solo and group exhibitions in Paris and New York in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010. In 2020, the Château de Tours devoted an entire floor of gallery space to a retrospective of her paintings from 1987 to 2011. She was also recently included in a group exhibition at Zürcher Gallery New York together with Tom Doyle, Kazuko Miyamoto and Lynn Umlauf.