Zuka, toujours plus à l'ouest
Zuka is a grande dame who isn't artistically correct ! As an art critic wrote it on July 10, 2015 : "she takes the absolute opposing view of a contemporary art trend that wants to be cerebral and tormented to be esteem by a snobby public defending a very conventional modernism".
Zuka is an artist of Russian origin born in 1924 in the United States. We haven't seen her in Paris since her exhibition in 1989 on "« La Révolution Française vue par une Américaine », presented with success in the Foundation Mona Bismarck and then in five American cities.
She is back from September 10 to October 10, in both Parisian galleries of Françoise Livinec with a retrospective of her work at 24, Penthièvre Street (and some paintings of the exhibition on the French Revolution) and an exhibition dedicated to her favourite subject, the "Colorful cows" at 29, Matignon Street.
As her entire work, her cows are optimists, untroubled and happy. Blue, red, green, they are exuberant including the ones dressed with the American or Breton flag, a nod to the Ecole des Filles in Huelgoat, in which a whole room is dedicated to her work.