Jacques Jarrige at Rockland Center for the Art


RoCA / Rockland Center for the Arts  27 South Greenbush Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994 845 358 0877,   www.rocklandartcenter.org   contact: Barbara Galazzo              rocaartpr@gmail.com,   mobile 914-815-3133 

 For Immediate Release:  (West Nyack, NY  Sept. 2017)


Jacques Jarrige Kinetic Sculptures at RoCA : CURVES #1, #2, #3

The Rockland Center for the Arts presents new work by Jacques Jarrige.

Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) is pleased to collaborate with Piermont Straus Gallery in Piermont, NY, and the Valerie Goodman Gallery in NYC to present the sculptural works of French artist Jacques Jarrige.  Each site will exhibit a different aspect of this internationally recognized artist’s work. 

Opening event: September 23, 2017 2-5 PM at RoCA

Jacques Jarrige has created a site-specific work for RoCA’s outdoor sculpture garden to be on display from September 23, 2017 until June 30, 2018.   

Entitled CURVES #1  the main piece evokes the surface of a frozen wave captured in hand wrought aluminum placed in a naturally formed apse of three trees – a sculptural expression of energy flow, light and nature.  Two additional hand hammered aluminum sculptures incorporating the kinetics of wind and sound vibration, CURVES #2 & #3 will be installed in the nature trail.

Jacques Jarrige’s work over the last thirty years has always focused on the dialogue around the relation of person and objects. In all of his endeavors from sculpture, to design and fabrication of objects for the home, to independent artistic interventions; he has sought to find a balance between disparate qualities of artist, viewer, and object. 

In each medium, a sensual, often hesitant line strives to embrace an elusive volume. The tension between minimal solid shapes and expansive open space is at the heart of his three-dimensional expressive drawings in which he feels it is the medium that dictates his every move. At the end with the artist’s process retained in the object he invites the viewer to freely continue the dialogue.

Piermont Straus Gallery will showcase his drawings, sculptural jewelry, miniatures and documentation of process.  Gallery Owner Valerie Goodman will open her home in Piermont to present the interior design work of Jacques Jarrige.  Later in September, Jacques will be facilitating a private workshop for artists of the Rockland Living Museum.  See a schedule of events below.

Join us for a weekend of events celebrating Jacques Jarrige’s art:

Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2-5 pm, Rockland Center for the Arts, (27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack) will have an opening reception of Sculptures by Jacques Jarrige in the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park and in our Nature Trail.  

Saturday, Sept. 23rd, from 4 to 5 at RoCA  Jacques will invite participants to create their own sculpture inspired by his vocabulary using material he will provide.  Jacques, at the same time will create small sculptures on the spot that he will autograph..

Sunday, Sept. 24th, 11-2,  Rockland tour of Valerie Goodman House of Jacques Jarrige architectural work and furniture.  ($25 per person, advanced registration required).

Sunday, Sept. 24th, 2-5,  Piermont Straus Gallery, 10 Roundhouse Rd, Piermont, NY is the opening of Jacques Jarrige jewelry, miniatures and drawings.

The exhibit is on view September 23, 2017 – June 30, 2018.   The site specific scultpure Curve #1 will remain at RoCA. 



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