June 13, 2019
The 2019 Summer Exhibition displays a selection of twenty works by Claude Viallat realized on military tarpaulins. Started in the 1970s, the series has continued over the past years. The exhibition’s core features works shown at CAPC (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Bordeaux in 1980, the year of a major retrospective of Viallat’s work which highlighted the use of a thick support, the search for polychromy, and the cut-out of the canvas in registers. That exhibition marked a turning point in Viallat’s career and saw him recognized as one of the major colorists of his generation.