Art & Life, Art & Science at Wela Art Gallery

We invite all those staying in Normandy near Giverny (5 minutes from gallery) to visit the “Art and Life” exhibition – until 09/26/2021


Open from Friday to Sunday from 2 p.m. at 7 p.m., other days by appointment.
Wela Art Gallery
38, rue de l’Industrie
27620 Gasny
Phone: +33 679809916
wela.art@gmail.com


During the exhibition we can see works by 44 artists from different countries and regions: France (Eure, Vexin), Poland, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Slovakia, Spain, USA, Japan, Iran, Ecuador, Korea, Sweden , Mexico.
Each of the invited artists brings his testimony on major metaphysical questions, at the crossroads of art and science.
At the exhibition you can see the video made by researchers on the production of pigments isolated from microorganisms. We also have two works made with the dyes produced by bacteria.
The exhibition is co-organized with the Institute of Fine Arts and the Institute of Biology and Biotechnology of the University of Rzeszów (Poland) within the framework of the “Art and Science 4” project.

Video, presentation of the exhibition “Art and Life” by Elisabeth Wierzbicka Wela.
Video production: Kamil Olejnik

Video, interview with 4 artists / Michel Debully, Muriel Baugartner, Dec and Wela / who are exhibiting at the gallery.
Video production and interviews: Christophe julien Dec and Valérie, fractalgallery

We have the article on the exhibition “Art and Life” in the journal “Arts et Sciences”, 2021, vol 5 – num 3, pages: 35-40, editions: ISTE, OpenScience:

https://www.openscience.fr/L-Art-et-la-Vie?fbclid=IwAR2-yDsTXdRnnHXl57qfsUTgYm1kAhDMPHJLtY4j7RLj1Z8iLRZ74nAYz9k

Art & Life at Wela Art Gallery

We are pleased to announce a new “Art and Life” Exhibition at the Wela * Art Gallery in Gasny.

Opening of the exhibition: from 07.08.2021 to 26.09.2021

from Friday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. or by appointment, Tel: 0679809916

Opening on Saturday August 07, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Finishing on Sunday September 26, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Gallery address:

Wela Art Gallery

38 rue de l’Industrie

27620 Gasny, France

Phone: +33/679 809 916

Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/UoH3hC2p3FnVqdsy6

We have received the specially edited catalog for the exhibition, some photos:

Description:

It is an international collective exhibition on the theme “Art and Life” as part of the “Art and Science” project in collaboration with the Institute of Biology and Biotechnology and the Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Rzeszów in Poland.

We will exhibit 44 artists from different countries and regions: France (Eure, Vexin), Poland, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Slovakia, Spain, USA, Japan, Iran, Ecuador, Korea, Sweden, Mexico.

“Art and Life” is an exhibition where artists try to answer important questions: Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going ? The title of this work painted by Paul Gauguin was the main ideological inspiration of the invited artists.

The exhibition designers assumed that people associated with art or science were interested in researching the surrounding world and its visual form … However, it is difficult to imagine these activities in these fields, without the element of creativity which must be accompanied by a strong feeling of ease in the use of freedom, both artistic and intellectual. Curiosity, creativity and intellectual autonomy are also the most important characteristics of the artists and scientists working on the project.

At the Wela Art Gallery, as part of the presentation of the artistic achievements of the “Art and Life” project, there will also be a demonstration of obtaining dyes isolated from microorganisms and a presentation of their application in art. During the exhibition in Gasny, a work using these dyes will also be presented.

Curators of the exhibition: Elisabeth Wierzbicka (Wela Gallery) and Patrycja Longawa, Miroslaw Pawlowski, Marek A. Olszynski (Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Rzeszów)

Art & Science, Main Gallery at Attavantich in Jarosław, Pl

Another exhibition of the Art & Science project “The Art of the Origin of Life”, Main Gallery at Attavantich in Jarosław, Poland. Open from 4/06/2021 to 30/06/2021 – photos of the opening.

The co-organizers are the Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Marceli Nencki Foundation for Support of Biological Sciences and the Nencki Art Collection.

Installation “Interconnections” in Champagne

Now you can visit the Wela installation “Interconnections” made for the Vign’Art festival in Champagne. She would be on site until September 15, 2021

address:

Fossée de Brugny
GPS coordinates:

Latitude: 49.004950

Longitude: 3.884388

Vign’Art website: https://www.vignart.fr/

Some press articles:


L’Union Epernay: http://www.lhebdoduvendredi.com/article/40308/les-oeuvres-de-vignart-senracinent-autour-depernay

Hebdo du Vendredi: http://www.lhebdoduvendredi.com/article/40308/les-oeuvres-de-vignart-senracinent-autour-depernay

Photo credit: Wela, Benoist Laroche, Judicaelle Priolet, Lena Levasseur, Sophie Epton-Mock

Vign’Art 2021 card to find works by 14 participating artists:

Exhibition in BWA Rzeszow Gallery, Pl.

Until 21 May 2021 we can visit the collective exhibition “Art of the Origin of Life” in the BWA Rzeszow Gallery in Poland.

Finissage would be 21 May 2021 from 5:17 p.m.

Galeria BWA, ul. Jana III Sobieskiego 18, 35-002 Rzeszów, Poland

Phone : +48 17 853 38 11

Among 58 artists from several continents, you can see 3 paintings by Wela.

Occasionally there is an edited catalog in English.

Video in Polish where some artists explain their approach: https://youtu.be/rxOW5SQCyGg

Article in the newspaper “Biznes i Styl”: https://www.biznesistyl.pl/kultura/oblicza-kultury/10912_.html

Exhibition Art & Science 2021

Wela, the titles: “Genesis”, “Cosmic Petri Dish”, “Programming”, 2020/21, watercolors and acrylic on paper.

Here we go … 3 paintings sent to Poland for the exhibition “Art & Science”, “Art Origins of Life”. 1st exhibition would take place at BWA Gallery in Rzeszow, Poland.
Wela, the titles: “Genesis”, “Cosmic Petri Dish”, “Programming”, 2020/21, watercolors and acrylic on paper.
The works were produced after participation in an online “Art & Science” symposium organized in November 2020 by ISP UR – Institute of Fine Arts, University of Rzeszow, Poland and Nencki Institute of PAS Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland

We also have the catalog of the 4th ART & SCIENCE exhibition project, “The art of the origin of life”, which will accompany traveling exhibitions in Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
Some examples from the catalog:

Interconnections project for Vign’Art 21

Wela: Interconnections project for Vign’Art 21

Very soon, I am going to Champagne to realize the installation “Interconnections” at the Brugny ditch for the Festival of Contemporary Art and the Land Art “Vign’Art 21”.
You will be able to enjoy it from May 15 to September 15, 2021

“For Vign’Art 2021 I am going to create an installation that evokes the symbiosis of man with nature. I imagine an installation made of forms that recall neurons, which interconnect between them and the environment, between the earth and the sky.
Groups of researchers are discovering interconnections between plants, animals and humans, their findings are more and more astonishing. Neuroscience is discovering the human capacity for healing through meditation, thanks to the brain and heart, the power of neurons to pass messages to future generations, the capacity of emotions to modify our magnetic field and influence others …
Biologists are talking more and more about the capacity of plants to communicate with each other, also animals, etc. The science is going deeper and deeper, but there is still a lot to discover.
We are all connected and interdependent. Only man is lost, removed from his natural environment and he must reconnect to improve life on the planet. I believe art can remind him of the meaning of life.
In my installation, under the title “Interconnections”, the neurons will play this role of messenger.
The installation would consist of several lightweight elements made of wire mesh and colored wire, suspended in the space above a ditch between metal posts.
Openwork, it will allow the visitor to look at the landscape through it. “
Wela 2020

While waiting for the start of the festival, you can already find all the works on the website www.vignart.fr
www.vignart.fr/evenements/fosse-de-brugny/