This title, borrowed from a painting made by the Swiss painter Rémy Zaugg, has probably been chosen for its imaginative power, for its references.
We are talking about the disappearing of white. Is it a color, a monochrome or an achrome? These questions remain unanswered. When white is disappearing, what does it become? Do another color, or other colors, appear in the background? Only one other color is synonym of monochrome and this is mostly the issue of this exhibition. But polychromes are not excluded: monochrome often brings them to light, in particular through polyptychs.
Of course we are talking about the art of painting (nevertheless not exclusively: monochrome is not limited to this technique) and paintings themselves (in the same way, we are not limited to this support), but also about walls and space. The picturality is obvious but the non-painted is not lacking, because it can also be related to monochrome. The works, most of them being large, are chosen to dialogue together, while keeping their autonomy, allowed by the walls dimension and the gallery volume. Indeed, it is not hanging but trying to link supports and painting practises: this linkage, maybe a bit audacious, is one of this exhibition’s challenges.
This exhibition gathers ten artists, different in their age and in their notoriety: John Beech, Dominique Gauthier, Bernard Joubert, Xavier Mary, Didier Mencoboni, Olivier Mosset, Claude Rutault, Pierre Toby, Emmanuelle Villard, Valérie Vogt.