Co-produced with the Musée des Beaux-arts de Dole, the exhibition offers to put into perspective the singular career of Dominique d'Acher, an artist in search of her freedom. From the time of her training after the Second World War until the mid-1960s, Dominique d'Acher gradually freed herself from the influences of her youth and invested herself in the search for a figuration that questions the limits of representation. She asserts a personal style, recognized during her lifetime, using gouache in a privileged way at the end of the decade. In reality, the real subject is the introspective universe of the artist, her unconscious to which she appeals to bring out unusual images on paper
The exhibition presents the extent of her graphic register, based on a characteristic painting juxtaposed with a set of drawings, collages or gouaches accompanied by her preparatory graphic research or variations on the theme represented. Dominique d'Acher's ties with the region and the Yonne are particularly strong. Indeed, from 1967 to 1984, she lived with her husband Jean Criton in an isolated farm near Saint-Léger-de-Fougeret in the Morvan. In 1986, she moved to Cruzy-le-Châtel. From that date on, she regularly participated in the exhibitions "Les Chemins de la création" organized by Louis Deledicq in Ancy-le-Franc and Tanlay. The collection of her studio and the new research it has undergone over the last ten years form the basis of the exhibition, which presents unpublished or little known works.
"Being a woman AND a painter is a double adventure that I feel is a conflicting condition.
I feel the need to paint this duality. It is a personal battle between the woman and the creator."