Galerie Jeannine Blais
Magazin'Art

Fall 2016

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Claude Gauthier

Giving Free Rein to Imagination

Great Encounter

Accessing the imaginary world of Claude Gauthier means following a path filled with radiant colours and symbols. His dreamlike and whimsical works invite the viewer on an ethereal journey the sense of which only he can interpret.

The art of Claude Gauthier never goes unnoticed: bright colours, subjects depicted on abstract backgrounds, graphic textures and composition, all vigorously catch the eye. These visual design qualities are the result of a long career in graphic arts with Radio-Canada. Where art begins and illustration ends is an indeterminate point that is characteristic of his body of work. An open door to the realm of fantasy, his art emits a juvenile aura which he explains thusly: “It may seem a bit childish, but that’s normal for I’m still a child!” His fantasy landscapes are filled with varied objects that are repeatedly featured in his paintings: houses, vases, horses. Without any precise narrative, his unbridled creations leave room to the imagination and free interpretation. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Isabelle Gauthier

Represented by: Galerie Lydia Monaro, Vieux-Montréal Galerie Michel Bigué, Saint-Sauveur

 

Accessing the imaginary world of Claude Gauthier means following a path filled with radiant colours and symbols. His dreamlike and whimsical works invite…

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Carole Doucet

When words take shape

Delight in Discovery

Powerful and technically polished, Carole Doucet’s artworks are above all spiritual messengers on a humanitarian mission that far outreaches the art world from which they emerge.

Based on words of holistic wisdom, her works are constructed around a warm and mineral palette expressing the glowing spirit of the Psalms of David, the Song of Solomon, or the wise proverbs and quotes from which they emanate. ” The goal is to connect the emotion with the idea, freely, without worry about performance. is action will be extended through the spectator’s own perception, corresponding to his particular reality,” says the artist. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Lisanne LeTellier

Powerful and technically polished, Carole Doucet’s artworks are above all spiritual messengers on a humanitarian mission that far outreaches the art world from which…

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Dominique Normand

Celebrating native culture

Artist Profil

The Laurentians region abounds with marvellously quaint villages nestled in the heart of the mountains, flooded with sunlight for the pleasure of residents and vacationers. On a road bordered by century-old white pines with needles that tickle the sky, I am on my way to meet with an artist whose production will reveal an unexpected wealth of riches.

As I drive on, I have the feeling that the mountains have never been so green, that the vegetation has never been so luxuriant than in this summer of 2016. All along my route, magnificent cinnamon ferns lurk in the shadows, in contrast with the gor- ged-in-light background. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Robert Lafontaine

 

The Laurentians region abounds with marvellously quaint villages nestled in the heart of the mountains, flooded with sunlight for the pleasure of residents…

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Boudro

When Art Goes ‘Pop’ and ‘Boom’

Pop Art

Boudro once painted the scenic splendours of Charlevoix. Today, it’s New York City and its cultural effervescence he is passionate about. More specifically about Pop Art, its iconic superheroes, comic strips and advertising logos.

Boudro was born in Sept-Îles in 1967, but has lived in Montreal since early childhood. Many years later, he set-up his studio on the island’s South-Shore. From there, his works travel all around the world.

Working part time as a tourist guide during the 1980s, while studying in industrial design, is what led him to relish the visual ebullience of Times Square’s advertising billboards. Amazed by the Cartesian plane of the Big Apple, with its straight streets running at right angles, the dynamic visual experience made him appreciate the harmony and equilibrium of various juxtapositions of symbols and logos arranged to form a mosaic with a central target, shoutout to Jasper Johns, that catches the spectator’s eye. Hence his works are highly expressive. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Michel Bois

Permanently at la Galerie Perreault 205, rue Saint-Paul, Québec, Qc. Tél. : 418 692-4772

 

Boudro once painted the scenic splendours of Charlevoix. Today, it’s New York City and its cultural effervescence he is passionate about…

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Marie-Claude Courteau

The Essentiality of Light

Art in a Feminine Perspective

Once Marie-Claude Courteau gets an idea in her head, she feels a compelling need to paint, an uncontrollable urge to immediately start working to elaborate her vision and find a way to make it burst with light.

“There is no colour without light. Light is what changes everything!”, she exclaims. This constant preoccupation with luminosity frames her whole artistic process. It is the motor that drives her movements in her effort to magnify the sublime beauty of nature she loves so much. Her great wish is to be able to not only feature but emphasize the abundant richness of nature, far more valuable in her eyes than any material property. “Nothing is as genuine as nature,” says the artist. A visit to Paris in 1983, notably to Monet’s gardens in Giverny, forever changes her approach to art. She begins working with a brighter palette, crea- ting areas of colour in a less polished style, thus leaving more room to the imagination. Her study sessions with Chui Wang also help transform how she looks at things, hence perceiving subtler colours guiding her towards more nuanced tonalities.

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Text by Lisanne LeTellier

Once Marie-Claude Courteau gets an idea in her head, she feels a compelling need to paint, an uncontrollable urge to immediately start working to elaborate her vision…

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Jean-Claude Poitras

Above All, I am a Creator

On Exhibit

“Fashion becomes out of date, style never does!”Coco Chanel

It’s by drawing and then moulding paper shapes on mannequins that the fashion designer has been able to elaborate his ideas, materialize his visions and realize his wishes. An initial outline always serving as starting point, which is also the case in painting and sculpture.

Chalk lines or ink threads on fine China or Japan paper. Silhouetted figures in an amalgam of lines in motion that capture the eye. In drawing as in sculpture, the fashion designer flouts rules and conventions to rather dive into an abundance of knowledge acquired through cultural sharing. He is constantly seeking to further extend the boundaries of creativity. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Michel Bois

Jean-Claude Poitras at Galerie Québec Art, 40 Notre-Dame Street, Québec Qc . Vernissages: Septembre 14, 15, 16, 2016.
For information: 418 692-8200

It’s by drawing and then moulding paper shapes on mannequins that the fashion designer has been able to elaborate his ideas, materialize his visions…

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Mireille Dubreuil

The eloquence of stones

Forms, Volume and space

Anyone probing Mireille Dubreuil’s artistic world is invited to partake in a fascinating and instructive experience. Her passion for minerals, her contagious smile, her sensitivity, all are ingredients to the recipe that shapes this exceptional being.

Having travelled the world for some 20 years, Mireille has long recognized that the richness of her existence is in great part inhe- rited from gifts by benevolent strangers who have also long known to decipher what stones of ages are saying.

Whether Magdalen Islands alabaster, Brazil steatite, Japan chlorite or Vermont marble, each piece of rock has its own lan- guage. If we listen these stones do speak to us, as sketched within the furrows of their veins souls have hidden their faces, sheltered from the eyes of merchants. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


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Anyone probing Mireille Dubreuil’s artistic world is invited to partake in a fascinating and instructive experience. Her passion for minerals, her contagious smile…

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Rodolphe Duguay (1891-1973)

A Spirit of Nature

Canadian Masters

“In engraving as in painting, the outline, the sketch and the drawing do not constitute form, but rather a personal way of depicting which helps understand the form.” Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

Crossing the threshold of Rodolphe Duguay’s atelier is both exciting and fascinating. The surreal impression of finding oneself inside an early 20th century Paris artist studio is unescapable. Whiffs of oil paint. e painter’s palette. The beret. The engraving workshop with gouges neatly aligned on the wall. The oversized window open to the north light. Then there is the mezzanine, nerve center for poet Jeanne L’Archevêque, the painter’s wife. Everything is there! This is more than a patrimonial jewel, it provides visitors with a sense of passage towards the timelessness of creation. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Michel Bois

Musée des religions du monde,
900, boulevard Louis-Fréchette, Nicolet, Québec

Maison et atelier Rodolphe-Duguay, 195, rang Saint-Alexis, Nicolet, Québec

Musée de L’Hôtel des postes,
16, rue Laurier Ouest, Victoriaville, Québec

Musée de la culture populaire,
200, rue Laviolette, Trois-Rivières, Québec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossing the threshold of Rodolphe Duguay’s atelier is both exciting and fascinating. The surreal impression of finding oneself inside an early 20th century Paris…

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