“Paper dreams”, an ode to nature

From the Saint-Roch de Floirac Chapel, built in the 15th century in honor of the Pilgrims’ Patron Saint, to the “Happy Diagonal” covered on foot by Nadia Boillot-Gypteau from her native Sarthe to reach the Ardèche, there is no one there was only one steps. Nadia likes to tell stories… She is a youth writer and has published with Editions du Seuil, Flammarion (collection Le Père Castor) and Editions Du Sorbier. She has always sought a bridge between writing and the paper medium.

Since 2015, she has been experimenting and creating in craft paper. She was trained in contact with recognized paper makers. Attracted by trees, plants and flowers, she is more oriented towards vegetable paper to produce light forms that speak of love for nature.

In 2017, Nadia Boillot-Gypteau crossed a large part of France on foot, from her village near Le Mans, to meet the Ardèche agroecologist Pierre Rahbi, whose attitudes and speech she appreciated. Its “Happy Diagonal,” as it calls it, passes through Limousin and then begins its curve to the east. She enters Lot via Vayrac and makes an unforgettable stopover in Floirac, where the warm welcome of some residents makes her want to come back. She will then go towards Gramat, Lacapelle-Marival, Figeac, where the Champollion museum, which particularly inspires her. Since then, Nadia and her husband have returned to Floirac every year, and the idea of ​​an exhibition in the small Saint-Roch chapel was confirmed.

In this fantastic Gothic monument, the artist presents “Rêves de papiers”, about thirty unique works whose dreamlike mood is simple and spontaneous.

A few light mobiles shake in the flow of fresh air, plant creations are all odes to nature. Cup of beech leaves, country maple paper lace bolero, artichoke leaf lamp, dandelion paper, carrot tops, rhubarb, poppies and this wonderful “bubble” that makes the poster, delicate wedding chestnut leaves and… nettle fibers!

On the tables or displays, directly above the centuries-old walls, are artists’ books, notebooks of surprising shapes and materials, accordion books in tribute to the forest, polytychs in linen and hemp paper, where cold colors dominate…

Finally, some plant cyanotypes born from a natural photographic revelation offer very poetic blues to deepen our summer skies.

“Dreams of paper” exhibition, Saint-Roch chapel, Floirac, from July 23 to August 8 from 15.00 to 19.00.

From the Saint-Roch de Floirac chapel, built in the 15th century in honor of the patron saint of pilgrims, to the “happy diagonal” traveled on foot by Nadia Boillot-Gypteau from her native Sarthe to reach the Ardèche, there is no one who was only a step…

Nadia likes to tell stories… She is a youth writer and has published with Editions du Seuil, Flammarion (collection Le Père Castor) and Editions Du Sorbier. She has always looked for bridges between; writing and the paper medium.

Since 2015, she has been experimenting and creating in craft paper. She was trained in contact with recognized paper makers. Attracted by trees, plants and flowers, she is more particularly oriented towards vegetable paper to produce light forms that speak of love for nature…

In 2017, Nadia Boillot-Gypteau crosses a large part of France on foot, from her village near Le Mans, to meet l ‘; Ardèche agroecologist Pierre Rahbi, whose views and discourse she values. Its “Happy Diagonal,” as it calls it, passes through Limousin and then begins its curve to the east. She enters Lot via Vayrac and makes an unforgettable stopover in Floirac, where the warm welcome of some residents makes her want to come back. She will then go towards Gramat, Lacapelle-Marival, Figeac and its Champollion museum, which especially inspires her…

Since then, Nadia and her husband have returned to Floirac every year, and the idea of ​​an exhibition in the small Saint-Roch chapel was confirmed.

In this outstanding Gothic monument, the artist presents around thirty unique works, including

dreamlike evocation is simple and spontaneous.

A few light mobiles shake in the flow of fresh air, vegetable creations are so many odes to nature… Cup of beech leaves, bolero of paper lace in landa maple, lamp in artichoke leaves, dandelion paper, carrot tops, rhubarb, poppies and the wonderful “Bulle”, making the headlines, a delicate marriage of chestnut leaves and… nettle fibers!

On the tables or displays, directly above the centuries-old walls, are artists’ books, notebooks of surprising shapes and materials, accordion books in tribute to the forest, polytychs in linen and hemp paper, where cold colors dominate…

Finally, some plant cyanotypes born from a natural photographic revelation offer very poetic blues to deepen our summer skies…

“Dreams of paper” exhibition, Saint-Roch chapel, Floirac, from July 23 to August 8 at 15.00 to 19.00.

Practical information, Saint-Roch Floirac chapel:

The Saint-Roch Chapel will host various temporary exhibitions throughout the summer from Monday to Sunday from 3pm to 7pm.

From 23/07 to 08/07 Nadia Boillot-Gypteau exhibits her Rêves de papiers, an introductory course on Thursday 28 July. From 08/08 to 08/18 the pictures of Gérard Cummins will be exhibited. From 17/08 to 28/08 Peintures PPB- Brigitte Monloubou and Brigitte Tournier will present their paintings in a joint exhibition. Finally, from 29/08 to 11/09, the paintings of Patrick Biberson and Jean Pierre Woll will end the season.

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