Leonard Baby (US)
Larissa Bates (US)
Pierre Bellot (FR)
Lara Bloy (FR)
Paul Bonnet (FR)
Antoine Carbonne (FR)
Ginny Casey (US)
Cathleen Clarke ( US)
Heather Drayzen (US)
Nicolas Gaume (FR)
Louise Janet (FR)
Ellie Kayu Ng (US)
Kat Lowish (US)
Barbara Penhouët (FR)
Marguerite Piard (FR)
Nathan Ritterpusch (US)
Adèle Salaün (FR)
Lise Stoufflet (FR)
Norma Trif (FR)
Logan T. Sibrel (US)
Max Xeno Karnig (US)
When New York meets Paris
Myriam Chair is pleased to present the gallery’s first group exhibition curated by James Bolton, «BREATHLESS,» from June 8 to July 22, 2023.
«BREATHLESS» was born out of a conversation between James Bolton and Myriam Chair, and the exhibition showcases emerging artists from New York and Paris, in paintings made by artists currently living and working in these cities.
At the Myriam Chair Galerie, New York meets Paris in a tribute to Jean-Luc Godard’s film Breathless, a love story between a Parisian and an American student. Imagined as a dialogue between the two art capitals, the exhibition reveals the new talents of these two artistic scenes.
Ten American artists engage in conversation with Eleven French artists, exploring the resurgence of figurative and often narrative painting.
James Bolton is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, as well as a contemporary art collector who divides his time between Paris and Los Angeles.
With the works of:
Leonard Baby, Larissa Bates, Pierre Bellot, Lara Bloy, Paul Bonnet, Antoine Carbonne, Ginny Casey, Cathleen Clarke, Heather Drayzen, Nicolas Gaume, Louise Janet, Ellie Kayu NG, Kat Lowish, Barbara Penhouët, Marguerite Piard, Nathan Ritterpusch, Adèle Salaün, Lise Stoufflet, Norma Trif, Logan T. Sibrel, and Max Xeno Karnig.
an exhibition text in three acts
curated and written by
EXT. PARIS STREET - BASTILLE - AFTERNOON
PATRICIA, a young American student walks along a busy Paris sidewalk selling the NEW YORK HAROLD TRIBUNE. MICHEL, a young FRENCHMAN dressed like Humphrey Bogart approaches from across the street.
NEW YORK HAROLD TRIBUNE! NEW YORK HAROLD TRIBUNE!
Come with me. I’m off to a gallery in the 5th.
Trouble again?…NEW YORK HAROLD TRIBUNE!
No, doll. It’s a new show, some of the best young
painters in all of New York and Paris. Come with me!
What’s the place called, and why all the urgency?
NEW YORK HAROLD TRIBUNE!
Myriam Chair Galerie! It’s the opening. I need a
beautiful girl like you on my arm, doll.
Last time it was Rome, now it’s an opening.
NEW YORK HAROLD TRIBUNE!
PICASSO crosses the street and stops in front of them. He throws his cigarette at the ground, digs into his trowser pocket, and pays for a newspaper.
Give me one.
Patricia hands him a NEWSPAPER and he quickly unfolds it to see the FRONT PAGE headline: “‘BREATHLESS’ EXHIBITION TO TAKE PARIS BY STORM!”
Continue to read:
Breathless by James Bolton