Loic Le Groumellec

Galerie Yvon Lambert

The paintings and drawings in this exhibition, executed in oil and lacquer on canvas or on paper, focus on the representation of a single theme—the megalith. The collection of small-format works were arranged like the stones of a Celtic cairn. The sense of isolation in the large-format works, like that of the menhirs in the desolate landscapes of England or Brittany engender an immediate sense of mystery.

Yet two decades of earthworks—the rocks of Richard Long, or the works of Michelle Stuart—have made us accustomed to analogies between contemporary artistic production, and the ritual monuments of archaic, even prehistoric cultures. Loic Le Groumellec’s works, however, specifically point to the massive exploitation of the symbol of the megalith, and the continued currency of this symbol in the Christian era. In some images the superdimensional megaliths, which are fixed frontally to the

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