Dans la forêt (In the Woods)

During the last millennium and thanks to their intelligence, Homo sapiens became sovereign on planet Earth. Nevertheless, they have exceeded the limits of their creations and technology, generating environmental crises which, adding to each other, contribute decisively to the end of all species.

It is because we have ceased to believe that human beings do indeed contribute to sustainable development and to recognize that we are the predators of ourselves, that we have organized this collective exhibition using art as an effective and realistic alert.

In the Woods is an exhibition aimed to give us a sense of belonging – making us feel part of the forest and aware of its power from a human point of view. It is a way of making us comprehend that we are a living part of the ecosystem.

It is by understanding plants, animals, and other beings and becoming aware of the interdependence that exists between us and nature that we will truly achieve a level of eco-logical balance.

This collective show scheduled from July 23 to August 29, 2022, in our Parisian gallery, brings together six artists, from different generations and living in different parts of the world, all involved in this project and in the debate related to the proposed issue: Dedeia Rocha (Brazil), Jocelyne Clémente (France), Leopoldo Martins (Brazil), Lilian Bomeny (Brazil), Lívia Melzi (France)/Brazil), Mathilde Thiennot (France).

The paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and installations that we showcase testify to this equality and alert us to the need to preserve the forests of our planet. In this dialogue of equals, we put aside arrogance and adapt to a more conscious cycle of life.

Is art a way to alert us about our interdependence with nature?

Ricardo Fernandes, 2022

Musée de Rixheim, Lívia Melzi, 2016

The Gallery


Ricardo Fernandes Gallery opens the doors of the international Contemporary Art market to talented artists. It is a continuation of a work of more than twentyfive years which began with the inauguration of a first gallery in Brazil and gave birth to an international career during which Ricardo Fernandes was actively involved. attached to the promotion of its artists.

The gallery is part of a movement of Parisian contemporary art galleries, extremely dynamic and resolutely cosmopolitan, which assert with each exhibition their international and artistic values. The gallery offers contemporary art exhibitions related to the most diverse media (painting, sculpture, photography, installations …) and opens up to a wide variety of contemporary artistic expressions.

Through its constant support for international artists and its involvement in the development of a rapidly expanding international market, Ricardo Fernandes gallery participates in the diverse and cultural art interactions of the city of Paris.

Photos: Amilcar de Castro first solo show in Paris, 2015, curator Ricardo Fernandes, photos SK

General Information

Dans la forêt (In the Woods)

Dedeia Rocha, Jocelyne Clémente, Leopoldo Martins, Lilian Bomeny, Lívia Melzi, Mathilde Thiennot

Summer collective exhibition proposing a reflection about the ecosystem and our relation to it. 

Ricardo Fernandes

Ricardo Fernandes

July 23, 2022 (from 2pm to 6pm)

From July 23 to August 29, 2022

Ricardo Fernandes
Marché Dauphine (galerie 95)

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93400 Saint Ouen


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