Olivier Suire Verley: New works

While pandemic uncertainty delays Olivier Suire Verley’s return to the states until 2022, we are happy to present a full exhibition of his new works for you now. As completed, works are available to preview and to reserve at the gallery and on AddisonArt.com. (Works began selling prior to arrival in the gallery and we are happy to take requests.)

Olivier Suire Verley One Man Show Reception

Always looking for new lights, Olivier travels often, to Italy (Rome, Venice), Morocco, Spain, Egypt, Mauritius, etc. He shows throughout France, in China, Japan and, in the United States, exclusively at the Addison Art Gallery. His work is featured multiple books and films.

Artist’s Statement

Helen and I have been working together since 2005. I hope this exhibition will be as lively and full of spontaneity as the previous seven!

My first inspiration remains the human being and its environment, its connivance; small scenes of life become exceptional if one knows how to pay attention to them. Fleeting lights and movement, dynamics, our hesitations that give a meaning to life.

I love Helen Addison’s Gallery. The eclecticism of Helen’s choices, the friendliness of her collector friends, their loyalty and courage to open themselves to less conventional art forms. I too live on a coast: that of an Atlantic island, Île de Ré; its charms, for those who know, could be confused with those of Cape Cod. Light, sand dunes, that “islander” character imposed on us by geography, that seafarers’ solidarity, and the endless sky that opens heart and mind.

“When one imagines Olivier’s paintings, it immediately brings to mind the true meaning of the French phrase, “joie de vivre.” Spanning the world from Morocco to Rome, Egypt to Venice, Mr. Verley’s works inspire and capture the essence of his subjects, be it horses and their Moroccan riders going full gallop across the plains or a farmer captured in a field of ruby drenched poppies. His paintings have the capacity to energize and evoke feelings of desiring to be there…in that place, experiencing all the possibilities of life.” — Tom and Trish O’Connor

Just prior to this reception the French Cable Station Museum (next door at 41 South Orleans Road) invites the public to toast Olivier Suire Verley at 4:00 pm.

The French Cable Station, built in 1891, was the American termination point for a telegraph cable that came directly to Cape Cod from France. It remained in operation until 1959 except for a few years (1940 to 1952) during WWII when it was closed for security reasons. News of the stock market crash and Charles Lindberg’s trans-Atlantic flight, were among the many important messages sent over decades. The station was purchased in 1972 from France by a committee of prominent — and generous — Orleans citizens.