Artist: Rene Shoemaker
Title: Rue Vieille, Aubusson
Attribution: Rue Vieille, Aubusson. 2018. René Shoemaker
Materials: Hand-painted silk with fiber-reactive dyes
Dimensions: 10 x 14
Image Statement: This centuries old and abandoned house is well loved by artists and photographers of La Creuse region. I sought to simplify the building to its most elemental shapes, capturing the energy and force - and history - that it shares with this town. It sits on a narrow pedestrian street named, aptly, Rue Vieille. This painting is one of my very favorites and hangs on the living room wall in my house in France. The colors are subtle and rich, and I regard it as one of my seminal artworks. First exhibited at Galerie AM'Carta in Aubusson in 2018.