Edwige Fouvry

Entrevoir
June 5 — July 7, 2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Entrevoir, an exhibition of new work by Edwige Fouvry, on view from June 9 to July 7. Fouvry’s paintings are exercises in locating order in chaos. She takes the disarray of our shared worlds and daily lives and examines and rearranges it, seeking harmony and coherence without falling prey to overly neat or artificial resolutions. Making deft choices of color, form, and gesture, she sets abstraction against representation, painted against raw canvas, line against wash, dry against dripping brushwork, and loose gestures against tightly rendered eddies of swirling marks. This visual tension, however, is perfectly calibrated, creating a type of pressure that supports rather than wrenches apart. By drawing the eye in and carefully guiding it around a given scene, Fouvry allows the viewer to apprehend relationships, patterns, and moments of beauty that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.… read more

Port Puce, 2016

Edwige Fouvry

Ô temps, suspends ton vol !
April 7 — 30, 2016

Dolby Chadwick gallery is pleased to announce Ô temps, suspends ton vol !, an exhibition of new work by French-born artist Edwige Fouvry, on view April 7-30, 2016. French for “Oh Time, Stop Flying,” the exhibition title alludes to Alphonse de Lamartine’s 1820 poem ‘The Lake,’ a meditation on the constant passage of time.… read more

Edwige Fouvry

Sous le Ciel
March 6 — 29, 2014

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Sous le Ciel, an exhibition of new oil paintings and pastel drawings by the French-born artist Edwige Fouvry, on view March 6–29, 2014. French for “Under the Sky,” Sous le Ciel fittingly focuses on landscape.… read more

Seul, 2011

Edwige Fouvry

Ars Memoriae
April 5 — 28, 2012

Working in both oil on canvas and oil pastel and pencil on paper, Fouvry uses sketchy lines and gestures, small facets of bold pigment, and modulated fields of color to summarily render human figures and landscapes. As part of her technique, Fouvry is conscientious to allow large areas of the canvas or paper to remain untouched. The contrast between the luminosity of the stark white material and the saturated intensity of her media creates a powerful visual and emotional effect, like a modern-day chiaroscuro. The intense though often partially obscured expressions on her figures’ faces evince a deep psychological penetration, though in Fouvry’s case they are not so much troubling or disturbing as they are enigmatic and mysterious. This irresolvable ambiguity—are her subjects jubilant or despondent, peaceful or agitated, alive or dead?—is partially the result of Fouvry’s wholesale assignation of trust to her emotions and intuition during the painting process. Since she relies on her powers of inner concentration rather than a premeditated logic to keep her process stable and balanced, an aura of suspense fills her studio: “I’m walking on a really thin and fragile line. Everything can collapse in a moment.”… read more