Coming to the Geometric MADI: Poetic Densities: The Painted Wood Reliefs of Joël Froment and Elvira Daeter

Coming to the Geometric MADI: Poetic Densities: The Painted Wood Reliefs of Joël Froment and Elvira Daeter

DALLAS—Opening October 27 at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas, “Poetic Densities: The Painted Wood Reliefs of Joël Froment and Elvira Daeter” will feature the work of Elvira Daeter of the Netherlands and Joël Froment of France. Elvira was chosen the top artist from the museum’s 2015 Biennial. Santa Fe-based artist and art critic Mokha Laget curates the show.

Elvira Daeter is a newcomer to MADI, but Joël Froment at one time headed up the MADI movement in Europe.

Joёl Froment met Carmelo Arden Quin and Bolivar in Paris in the 1980’s. Their friendship led to the establishment of an International Madi Movement in Paris, of which Froment was President until 2006.

His painted wood reliefs focus on what the artist calls an economy of geometric means and the adventure of color, developing a theory around color energetics. His exhibition history extends to France, the US, Italy and Japan and is the recipient of the Grand Prix de Rome.

Elvira Daeter studied interior architecture and fine arts in the Netherlands. Her work draws inspiration from the works of Mondrian, Constructivism and the Bauhaus School. Constructed of MDF, her small, brightly painted reliefs incorporate dense overlays and embedded planes, circles and stripes, which she refers to as “Movements”.

She has previously exhibited at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas as well as the Mobil Art Museum in Budapest and in the Netherlands.

The show runs through January 28, 2018. An Arcadia Salon discussion will be held November 2 at 6 p.m. at the museum.

About The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art:
Located in Uptown Dallas, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art (the MADI) is the only museum dedicated to MADI art and the primary point of focus for the MADI movement in the United States. Opening in 2003, the MADI has presented exhibitions of MADI art including MADI movement founder Carmelo Arden Quin, as well as works by contemporary artists working in geometric forms. Find out more about the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art at www.geometricmadimuseum.org, or call (214) 855-7802.

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