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Running until the end of March, the exhibition brings together art, fashion and sustainability, featuring never-before-seen pieces by renowned French artist Rachel Bergeret

Abu Dhabi, March 2023: The Galleria Al Maryah Island is proving that art is not just for gallery-goers as it hosts ‘La Parisienne’, a unique art exhibition featuring the works of renowned French multidisciplinary artist Rachel Bergeret until the end of March. The first-of-its-kind exhibition was created exclusively for The Galleria and showcases 18 of Bergeret’s exceptionally striking three-dimensional paintings, exploring the intersection of luxury fashion, art and sustainability.

Audrey Trebelsi offering insights on artworks by Rachel Bergeret

The pieces in Bergeret’s ‘La Parisienne’ are an homage to the stylish fashionista that lies within us all, represented by an iconic Parisian muse. The artist was inspired by iconic artists such as Gustav Klimt, Toulouse Lautrec and Edmond Kiraz when she created the pieces for this exhibition. Bergeret utilises a unique technique that incorporates resin, gold leaf and recycled materials such as designer shopping bags, perfume bottles and pearls to create her stunning pieces. Each artwork pays tribute to prestigous fashion houses, such as Chanel, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Dior.

Ribbon cutting with (L to R): Audrey Trebelsi, Fatema Al Fardan, David Robinson, Waood Al Mutawa.

David Robinson, CEO of Al Maryah Retail Company, said; “We are delighted to bring Rachel Bergeret’s stunning exhibition to The Galleria Al Maryah Island for the community to enjoy. As the capital’s premier retail destination, we believe fashion is an art form in and of itself, making ‘La Parisienne’ the perfect complement to the world-class fashion houses that call The Galleria home. In line with the UAE’s Year of Sustainability, we’re also thrilled to have collaborated with an artist who utilises recycled materials to bring her stunning pieces to life.”

Attendees at La Parisienne Official Launch

The exhibition is located at the North Atrium, Level G, and is open during The Galleria's operating hours.

Curator of the installation and founder of 7 Art Gallery Audrey Trabelsi, expressed her admiration for Bergeret's unique work, stating, "Rachel's technique of repurposing recycled shopping bags from renowned fashion designers to create one-of-a-kind pieces is both innovative and sustainable. Rachel's art questions the role of women in modern society, empowering them to follow their passions and believe in themselves. With private international collectors already interested in her work, we are proud to showcase Rachel's art for the first time in Abu Dhabi here at The Galleria. We invite the community to enjoy this inspiring exhibition as much as we do."

Shirihan Sapra_Audrey Trebelsi_Marinela Sofokleous of 7 Art Gallery

A former fashion designer, Rachel Bergeret has created art pieces with some of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands and her work is coveted by several renowned art collectors.