Free exhibitions and expensive shopping in the Seventh

At Deyrolle, Claire Morgan shows “Losses”

With Christmas getting dangerously closer, my steps led me to rue du Bac and rue de Sèvres where two small exhibitions are quite enchanting. While doing your shopping at Hermès, at Laurence Tavernier (for nightgowns) or at “38” rue de l’Université for South African and Mexican artifacts,  make sure to step into Fondation EDF next to the Récamier restaurant to get immersed into “Light matters” by Erwin Redl and to go by Deyrolle, rue du Bac, for Claire Morgan‘s exquisite exhibition.

Austrian artist Erwin Redl invites everyone to walk into light at FondaiotnEDF

Fondation EDF always exhibits artists whose work is related to electricity, and this time, one can walk through light in the 400 square meter of the two floor installation by Austrian artists Erwin Redl who shows for the first time in Paris. “Matrix Paris” was especially created for the space and the atmosphere varies from red to blue with thousands of little LED lights. There are two smaller works hanging in the back, “Reflecting on patterns and signs” and “Dial, white-red white-blue”. These are very hard to photograph so don’t trust my images, just go in. It’s free and children are welcome. (6 rue Récamier until 3 February)

Erwin Redl “Reflections on patterns and signs”

At Deyrolle the now famous taxidermist, you will find many pretty presents at all prices and a show by Irish artist Claire Morgan. I discovered her in Senlis last year and she is constant in her talent at portraying life an death through little animals and feathers. There are four “sculptures” and more drawings for sale by her galerist Karsten Greve, very cleverly spread out in the shop.

A general view of the show at Deyrolle

“Losses” by Claire Morgan at Deyrolle, 46 rue du Bac, until January 28

Take your time in the area which is very resourceful for Christmas. “38” has lovely earrings from Mexico and an armchair and photographs from South Africa. On Thursday 13th and 20th, there will be late shopping, mulled wine and gingerbread…  (38 rue de l’Université)

At 38 rue de l’Université, an irresistible South African armchair

Laurence Tavernier has the most delicate dressing gowns and pyjamas for men and women, Tectona makes you want to be in the summer already with their garden furniture and Eric Bompard has its flagship store for cashmeres. This is the block on rue du Bac where to shop this month…

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