World-renowned Maison Louis Jadot introduces the founder’s remarkably talented granddaughter,Véronique Anne Jadot, and unveils her stunning LivenLuLu© collection, depicting a universe of serenity, strength, liberty and well−being. Maison Jadot will also offer a fine wine tasting from their collection.
WHERE: 515 West 20th Street 5E
Opening Reception Thursday June13th, from 6:00 to 9:00pm
EXHIBITION: Friday, June 14th, from 1:00 to 6:00pm TEA
PARTY: Saturday, June 15th, from 1:00 to 6:00pmBRUNCH: Sunday, June 16th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm
The LivenLuLu© sculpture collection, having been exhibited in France, Italy, Germany, Monaco and Switzerland, will be exhibited right in the heart of Chelsea. Just as the artist chose VeroDalla as her pseudonym, to be free from language barriers, she called the protagonists of her last series LivenLuLu©, a name that reflects their very essence, their raison d’être. And even if the spirit and the profile remind us of the Nanas of Nikki de Saint-Phale, the LivenLuLu© of VeroDalla are geometric, yet fluid, figures that transcend race, gender,age and class.
The materials she uses are so difficult to model, that they give an uneven aspect to the surfaces of the LivenLuLu©, which attest to their long process of creation. Some are poised in movement, while others evoke total stillness; a meditative stillness that seems to observe us while we are merely watching them. The outlines of the characters represent us all, a fixed synthesis on humanity constantly in motion.
The grace and simplicity of LivenLuLu© can be seen throughout VeroDalla’s other works. Her series Inner Journey resembles intimate memories of ruffled sheets or wet clothing stuck to your skin in the summertime. Her Poppy series was inspired by her long daily commutes, where she found solace driving past a single poppy patch that impressed her so much, that she would eventually dream about it. These collections will also be on display and for sale at the gallery.
VeroDalla's grandfather was a French wine maker, and one of the first to export Bourgogne to America, developing the export market in a renowned family firm. VeroDalla inherited his adventurous, entrepreneurial and determined spirit. She specialized in gastronomy before fulfilling her vocation as an artist. In discovering her sculptures, it is apparent that she “prepares” her works like ageing fine wine, by combining curves, colors and textures in a subtle and harmonious blend.