June 2020 to December 2021
« Totems » at Chateau de Commarin (21320)

Paintings on Aluminum


About the Exhibition

Born from the meeting-of-minds between Burgundian based Australian artist Kevin Pearsh and the owners of the Chateau de Commarin sprung the idea for an artistic project in the spectacular setting of the castle’s moat. At the heart of this exhibition, one finds the subject of water, the source of life, which has nourished the earth and its inhabitants since time immemorial. In this magnificent setting, the Commarin chateau’s moat evokes the essence of the Ganges River, symbolic image and recurring theme in the works of artist Kevin Pearsh. 

The 11 Totems installed around the moat and park offer one a spiritual journey, an invitation to let one’s spirit wander, and the exhibition conjures up a link between two worlds, experienced through mirrorlike reflections. Kevin Pearsh’s artistic installation offers those strolling around the castle a colorfully rich cultural experience. A dreamlike effect is achieved by a juxtaposition of the solidity of Totems set in the moat against the stunning backdrop of the castle, adorned by the harmoniously soft and natural movements of shimmering water. 

This outdoor exhibition invites visitors to discover or rediscover the Chateau de Commarin via a unique focus on the reflections, colors, and character of water. Flashes of light on raw metal are reflected in the moat and encourage one’s own reflections, inspired by this richly significant combination of French architecture and contemporary art.

Useful Info:

The “Totems” Exhibition in the park of the Château de Commarin is open to visitors every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In high season, the castle’s boutique and terrace café, as well as the park, remain open until 8 p.m.

The exhibition will be inaugurated with a Private View in the presence of His Excellency Brendan Berne, Ambassador of Australia to France, on Thursday September 10 at 4 p.m. – strictly by invitation only. Journalists are invited to reserve their place by contacting info@ciel-rouge.com

Grand Opening for the Public: Kevin Pearsh will be onsite from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, September 12th and 13th to welcome visitors that would like a guided tour.

In addition to the exhibition at Commarin, the ensemble of Kevin Pearsh's works can be seen in his art studio, in Meilly-sur-Rouvres (Burgundy, 21320). To book a studio visit (8km from Commarin) please contact info@ciel-rouge.com.

» Press release (EN)

» Communiqué de presse (FR)

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