Gérard Garouste: Correspondences

Kafka Explained?

Through June 19, 2021 | Galerie Templon | By Heidi Ellison

The prolific French painter Gérard Garouste (b. 1946) likes a good story, whether it comes from mythology, religion or fiction. He seems to use these sources to explore the depths of his own unconscious – expressed through colorful, energetically painted … Read More

Le Paris de Dufy

La Vie en Rose in Paris

Through September 2021 | Musée de Montmartre | By Heidi Ellison

Some French museums are still optimistically putting up exhibitions in hopes that they will be allowed to open their doors before the show’s announced end date arrives. One of them is the delightful Musée de Montmartre, up on the hilltop … Read More

Parc de Sceaux

Escape from Paris

| | By Heidi Ellison

With Covid-fatigued Parisians desperate for a ray of sunshine, every square inch of space in Paris’s parks and on the banks of its waterways is occupied when the weather is good, mostly by people who have taken off their masks … Read More

Galerie Perrotin

Strange Dreams

Through March 27, 2021 | | By Heidi Ellison

One of Paris’s leading contemporary art galleries, Perrotin, in the Marais, is currently holding two exhibitions of interest. The first, “Inner Songes,” features the work of Jens Fänge, a Swedish artist I was unfamiliar with but was more than happy … Read More

Massimo De Carlo Pièce Unique

Open Window on Art

Through February 27, 2021 | | By Heidi Ellison

Defying the pandemic-induced gloom in the gallery world, commercial spaces seem to be proliferating in Paris’s Marais, with two new ones recently opened, both by Italian gallerists. The latest addition, the tiny Massimo De Carlo Pièce Unique, couldn’t be more … Read More


Chance Encounters

Through March 20, 2021 | Galleie Michel Rein | By Heidi Ellison

A small exhibition in a gallery hidden away in a courtyard in the Marais is garnering high praise from some of the powers-that-be in the Paris art world. At the opening, the head curator of a major contemporary art museum … Read More

Galleria Continua

Anarchic Art Space

Through February 20, 2021 | Galleria Continua | By Heidi Ellison

Paris has a new art gallery, Galleria Continua, the likes of which it has never before seen, and Parisians are happily queuing up to get in. Forget about the forbiddingly austere and elegant white-cube gallery that is the norm here … Read More

David Hockney: Ma Normandie

Four Seasons in France

Through February 27, 2021 | Galerie Lelong | By Heidi Ellison

On a gloomy January morning in Covid-ridden Paris when nothing seemed to be going right, my spirits suddenly lifted when I walked into the Galerie Lelong in the eighth arrondissement and got an eyeful of David Hockney’s recent paintings, made … Read More

Jim Dine: A Day Longer

Like the Wind

Through January 23, 2021 | Galerie Templon | By Heidi Ellison

Distressingly for art lovers, the reopening of museums in France has been postponed from December 15 to January 7, but the good news is that small art galleries are open. One exhibition well worth seeing is “A Day Longer,” a … Read More