Fine Arts Museum, Dijon

As usual, looking for the unexpected or the slightly out of kilter. Recently renovated, the museum is bit of a labyrinth. Which might explain why we explored the museum and managed to miss the more contemporary works. That said, the personnel were charming and readily showed us the way to the lift….

Stains on the wall tell a tale on you

A hopeless case at art exhibitions, I ‘m often more interested in the marks on the floor or the stains on the walls than the paintings or other artworks on display. In many of these modern creations, the artist’s ‘intention’ invariably gets in the way. Marks on the wall have none of that overthought effort that screams ‘art at work’ rather like a roadsigns might warn us ‘men at work’. Stains just are, all the more so if they have had to weather time and the elements. There are some most beautiful creations just waiting to be discovered. Here are a few I tumbled on this evening while out walking.

Road Art

The roads in the village are an immense source of artistic inspiration. Recently the talented employees of the local council have created an immense gallery of artwork in an openair setting that is accessible to visitors day and night.

Dialogues: marrying words and images in the Hot Springs Park

Dialogues, marrying words and images, is the 14th exhibition in the Saint-Gervais Thermal Park in Le Fayet, commissioned by Kaviiik. The artists are Alain Bar, Lenny Boha, Iatmul Cepik, Olga Ciparo, Clarisse Coudere, Guy Ferrer, Gerard Guyomard, Kaviiik, Peter Klasen, Jean Le Gac, Vera Linos, Eric Liot, Germe Marck, Michel Pinier, J-P Plundr, Simon Sonn, Denis Vidalie, Tara Zagour. Photos by Alan McCluskey (2019-07-24). Click on any photo to access the full gallery.

Murals in the old town

Here are some of the recent murals to be seen in the old town of Neuchatel. Click on any photo to access the full gallery.

Youth is but a stolen season

Youth is but a stolen season

Youth is but a stolen season traversed by ephemeral beings. A corrugated façade, a temporary building beheld only by rows of parked cars, bears witness to their flight. On that mute wall, tattered portraits depict the remnants of smiling faces, a once-proud pursuit, imbued as it was with confidence and hope. Yet time has undone that ‘global project’. Even without the bitter east wind or the driving rain, the shreds of the past scream of extremes, of joy and doubt, of frustration and dreams, of love and despair,… You adults who scurry, head down, to the nearby hypermarket, shopping list in hand, do you heed the cries of those transient young that you once were?

Gallery: Youth is but a stolen season

Click on any of the above photos to browse the gallery.

Sculptures and photos by Huguette and Alan McCluskey

Sculptures and photos by Huguette and Alan McCluskey

Sculptures by Huguette McCluskey-Cavin and photos and novels by Alan McCluskey at the Atelier du Ruau, Saint-Blaise, CH. Opening: Friday, December 7th from 4 to 7 pm.

Above is the official poster for our forthcoming exhibition. Sculptures by Huguette McCluskey-Cavin and photos by Alan McCluskey. At the Atelier du Ruau, ruelle des Voûtes, Saint-Blaise. December 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22 from 4pm to 7pm. Opening Friday, December 7th from 4 to 7 pm.

Ironically the sculpture I chose for the poster has already been sold and I decided to exhibit quite a different set of photos from this photo from my ‘water’ collection.  You will be able to peruse and acquire those earlier photos although they will not be on the walls of the Atelier du Ruau. 

For a foretaste of my photos see The Breath of Angels.

For details of my novels see Alan McCluskey’s novels.

Island – an art-video by Alan McCluskey

Island is an art-video made by Alan McCluskey on location in the White house in Veyrier, Switzerland in 1983. Taking part in the video, amongst others, are Betsy, Chatouille, Chen, Christophe, Christiane, Crepo, Derek, Diego, Dorothee, Dutch, Huguette, Ingrid, Joanna, Kira, Jean-François, Kerena, Louise, Maia, Marie-Dan, Mathieu, Shan, Solar Stan and Tox.

Click to see the Island gallery.