The varnishing-day of the exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Sylvie Landois-Maynard took place in the gallery of the Tourism Office on Friday March 23rd.
You noticed in there a harmony of red, ochre, black and orange tinges. In the gallery hall there were portraits of horses in charcoal next to an Andalusia couple, and in the gallery a series of oil paintings representing horses. Music was highly representative too: a violin, a piano, a trumpet, a double-bass and a guitar.
Besides, you discovered some fairly original works like books, bottles and shadows, without mentioning still lives. And you were mostly appealed to « Chevaux à 14 », a canvas showing a cavalcade of horses with red colour dominating in the kaleidoscope of colours.
Next to the canvasses, there were various sculptures: a pyramid, a fish, a parrot, an owl… It was worth walking around. Last, you came next to two showcases beautifully set with painted pebbles*: from beginning to end, you were moved as much with the colours as with reality showing through the works. An exhibition to be seen by all means!
The exhibition is open until April 17th 2007 included, on every day except on Mondays.
(*By Jeannine Maynard)
Le Petit Journal – Gers, n°135, March 2007
A Smart Exhibition
The Tourism Office in Saint-Clar (Gers) opens its doors until April 17th 2007 to Sylvie Landois-Maynard for her exhibition of oil paintings on canvas and wood panel, charcoal, pastel, and freestone sculptures. Paintings on stone by Jeannine Maynard are also exhibited.
The ardent painting of SLM combines a confident and neat drawing, a flourishing fullness of lines, shapes and colours, with graceful and elegant patterns, either in portrait, landscape, still life, musicians or horses.
When SLM sculpts freestone, the result is simple and sober. She pierces, opens, breaks through the material, while respecting its density, as water and the wind would do.
Sylvie Landois-Maynard has exhibited in Marly-le-Roi, Mantes-la-Jolie, at René Descartes University in Paris, at Héréville, at Arronville, and with André Malraux School Art of Villeneuve-sur-Lot, at the Municipal Library in Bias and at the Cultural Centre of Villeneuve-sur-Lot.
The exhibition is open every day, from 9 to 12:30, and from 2 to 5:30; on Sundays, from 10 to 12, and from 3 to 6. The entrance is free and gratuitous.
La Dépêche, 8 April 2007
SLM horses on the walls
The varnishing-day of the exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Sylvie Landois-Maynard takes place at the gallery of the Tourism Office. It is an exhibition highly vivid in colour where red, ochre, black and orange colours predominate. In the hall of the gallery, the charcoal drawings of horses’ portraits are next to an Andalusia couple. In the gallery proper, one can admire numerous oil paintings of horses. A beautiful series of freestone sculptures called “a pyramid”, “a fish”, “a parrot”, etc… is set around the room. Snow landscapes, marines and flowers bring a varied touch. Two showcases of painted stones by Jeannine Maynard are to be seen.
The exhibition is open every day until April 17th, except on Mondays.
Sud Ouest, 4 April 2007