Three artists, three styles, three places [fr]

Through the fine and aerial sculptures of Dominique Labauvie, the abstract and colorful paintings of Pierre Mabille and the vibrant oil paintings by Alain Bertrand, from the west coast to the east coast, Florida provides three different approaches to art.

Dominique Labauvie in Tampa


French sculptor Dominique Labauvie from Strasbourg has lived in the Tampa area for over 20 years.

In his workshop at home, he paints and sculpts using metals to create different shapes into thin and light structures.

You can regularly visit him at the Blue Steel gallery, and until September 26 you can see his featured exhibit "Wire. Paper. Steel." at the Hillsborough Community College.

Dominique Labauvie who was commissioned by the United States and France to create a dozen monumental pieces showcases at the Community College’s gallery, 44 small-scale sculptures made ​only with the thread holding the champagne corks: a miniature show within the show.

The public is invited to attend the exhibition available until September 26, 2013.

Exhibition location « Wire, Paper, Steel » : Gallery 221, Hillsborough Community College
10414 E colombus Drive, Tampa Fl 33619
Blue Steel gallery address Dominique Labauvie : Bleu Acier, 109 W Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Contact : Erika Schneider – Phone : (813) 215-0622 -

Pierre Mabille in St. Petersburg


As Cézanne once said "Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet."

With the exhibit "Color Acting", the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts puts color front and center, allowing viewers to think about the multiple of ways that color is experienced, and to reflect on the very act of seeing.

"Color Acting: Abstraction Since 1950" includes works by the French artist Pierre Mabille, who in the 90s abandoned figuration of landscapes to focus on abstract art.

In doing so, he adopted one shape, the ovoid form, and has used it consistenly since for his explorations in color relationships.

The colors that Mabille chooses are diverse, and at times jarring, since Mabille works often against the current. His creations have been known to challenge harmony.

His works Series New York 2000-2001 will be displayed in St Petersburg until September 22, 2013.

Address : Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg
255 Beach Drive N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone : (727) 896-2667

Alain Bertrand in Wynwood District, Miami


Until 15 October 2013, the French art gallery Waltman Ortega gives the floor to three European artists: the French Alain Bertrand, Belgian Ronald Dupont, and Spanish Fernando Kindelán.

"For Real" is the result of a selection of oil paintings portraying the urbanity of American cities.

Fascinated by the American iconography of the 1950s, Alain Bertrand’s works are saturated with pop art and his canvas offer film flashes.

Born in 1946 near Paris, not far from an American military base, Alain Bertrand grew up looking at American cars, cigarettes and other Rock-n-Roll memorabilia.
Such influences model his creations, he has worked with (or for) Francis Ford Coppola, Faye Dunaway, Alain Mourani, and Eddy Mitchell.

Alain Bertrand, who lives and works in Paris will feature his work until October 15, 2013 at Waltman Ortega Fine Art.

Address: Waltman - Ortega Fine Art - Miami
2233 N.W 2nd Avenue (between 22nd and 23rd street)
33127 Miami, Florida
Phone : 305 576 5335

From Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00AM to 5:00PM
The second Saturday of the month (Art Walk): 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Article published on September 12, 2013

Last modified on 19/09/2013

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