From November 9th – December 3rd, 2017, France Jodoin’s highly anticipated new series, Otherness, is arriving at the Thompson Landry Gallery. France Jodoin’s solo showing will feature the artist’s signature impressionistic work and her penchant for rendering both landscapes of the past as well as landscapes born from the stretches of the mind’s eye.
This exhibition will include 28 new oil paintings of a variety of subject matters including: seascapes, cityscapes, florals, lighthouses, studies of monkeys, as well as timeless scenes of daily life. France Jodoin’s declared interest in the conception of Otherness, or more specifically, other places, other times, other people, even other species, all are watched over with care and intimacy in her latest works. She achieves this timely presence of “The Other” by treating paint, a fluid medium, as the elemental force driving her narratives, in which mere depiction defers to an atmospheric quality that invites the eye to linger and into which the viewer then becomes enmeshed. Otherness is an extension of France Jodoin’s captivating body of work that transports its onlookers to their own imaginations.
Attached to this email is a press release, evite and several images showing the diversity of the Otherness series by France Jodoin. We hope you will come take a look at these extraordinary works in person!
To view all the works available by France Jodoin, please visit our website at http://www.thompsonlandry.com/ artists/a_jodoin.html
For more information, images, or to set up an interview with the artist, please contact Joanne Thompson at 416-364-4955 or email@example.com
Artist: France Jodoin
Exhibition Dates: November 9th – December 3rd, 2017
Location: Thompson Landry Gallery, Stone Distillery at 32 Distillery Lane, Toronto
Opening Reception: November 9th, 2017 6am – 9pm
Artist will be in attendance
France Jodoin’s highly anticipated new series, Otherness, is arriving at the Thompson Landry Gallery…
If you need another reason to visit Boston this fall aside from seafood, art may well be it. Henry James and American Painting is on at the Gardiner Museum from October 10th, 2017 to January 21st, 2018.
It is the first exhibition to examine the connections between the famous novelist’s work and painting. James believed that artists and novelists toiled in the same garden and his work has often been praised for its painterly qualities. In return painting influenced James’ work. He had important friendships with American painters John La Farge, John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler.
The exhibition contains more than 50 paintings, drawings, watercolours, sculptures, photographs, manuscripts, letters and books f rom two dozen museums and private collectors.
It would be hard to f ind anyone who doesn’t like Japanese woodblock prints. As they say about that beer, “Those who like it, like it a lot.” If you happen to fall into that category then a trip to Boston almost becomes mandatory because the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is running Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada until December 10th, 2017.
The two men were the top sellers in 19th century Japan and the show consists of a hundred prints, many of which have not been seen in America before. The images on display range from tattooed warriors and supernatural monsters to realistic portraits of kabuki theatre actors, sensual images of beautiful women and luxurious settings for historical scenes.
If you need another reason to visit Boston this fall aside from seafood…
At the National Gallery, the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries have just gone through the largest renovation since the gallery was originally opened in 1988. To celebrate both the refurbished galleries and the country’s sesquicentennial the National has just launched Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967, from June 15th to December 31st, 2017.
As you can imagine that covers a lot of territory and a lot of art, close to 800 Canadian and Indigenous works of art including paintings sculptures, decorative arts, photographs and videos.
And yes, all the big names are there including Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig , Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, James Wilson Morrice, David Milne, Lawren Harris, Prudence Heward, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Joyce Wieland, among others.
The exhibition has a section on the beginning of Inuit art and a variety of decorative First Nations’ pieces including the stunning Ceremonial Coat by an unknown Naskapi artist and a remarkable Northwest Coast Raven Sun Transformation Mask by Marven G. Tallio.
If you fancy Canadian art, and all the branches it encompasses, you must really attend this show because something like this will in all probability never be assembled again. Just consider the parties involved. The National has borrowed works from the Bata Shoe Museum, Chief James Hart of the Haida Nation, the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Centre, the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, the Canadian Museum of History, Library and Archives Canada, the Musée des Ursulines de Quebec, the Canadian War Museum and private lenders.
At the National Gallery, the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries have just gone through…
The Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec will be running Mitchell/Riopelle: Nothing In Moderation, from October 12th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018. Both successful cutting edge artists, Quebecois Jean-Paul Riopelle and American Joan Mitchell met and fell in love in 1955 and separated in 1979. Mitchell and Riopelle lived together in Paris and then in Vetheuil in the Seine Valley for almost 25 years. During that time they shared a workshop and developed a unique way of working.
Their romantic relationship shaped they way they painted and helped form a broad dialogue based on abstraction. The exhibition contains some 60, mostly large scale works.
The Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec will be running Mitchell/Riopelle…
Once Upon A Time… The Western A New Frontier in Art and Film, is running at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from October 14th to February 4th, 2018. At last, a thematic exhibition that I can get behind.
Once Upon A Time is a multidisciplinary exhibition that takes a new look at the Western film genre by examining its links to painting, sculpture and photography from the middle of the 19th century to today. The show studies the creation, transmission and transformation of Western myth in both Canada and the United States.
The exhibition uses over 400 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, artefacts, film stills and excerpts to examine the ongoing dialogue between fine art and cinema.
While the exhibition features some of the great names in western painting it also contains work by First Nations artists like Kent Monkman, Wendy Red Star and Brad Kaldhamer, as they subvert the accepted narrative and try to win back their history with their perspective.
As you would imagine the exhibition is also rife with the work of modern film directors, such as Sergio Leone, Quentin Tarantino, Ang Lee and the Coen brothers. The show also takes a close look at how the publication of dime novels on western themes and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show influenced the development of the western mythos.
Once Upon A Time… The Western A New Frontier in Art and Film, is running
“Any obstacle reinforces determination. One who has set a goal for himself will not falter.” – Leonardo da Vinci
Alain Lacaze was born in Paris in 1939. He was a war child who had to grow up and educate himself on his own. The man is a poet and an erudite. He is a French painter in North America, and is extraordinarily savvy. He is humble, while endowed with great human and universal consciousness. He has been living in Québec since the 1980s.
Any obstacle reinforces determination. One who has set a goal for himself will not falter…
If contemporary creativity benefits from extensive archives campiling centuries ofwidely diverse artistic proposals, it also inherits the challenge of reinventing déjà vu. The bar is raised even higher by the multiplied avenues of artworks dissemination. How to express himself differently, in a way that has never been done before, has been joe Marshal Foster’s motivation from the outset. Without ever negating the past, his approach consists in absorbing parts of the culture that shapes a person’s way of life while striving to find unexplored avenues that correlate his profoundly personal vision of the world. In his opinion, an artist’s work will stand out only if he adopts a pictoriallanguage that reveals his uniqueness and authenticity.
“Art has existed for such a long time, it is the cultures revol ving around it that change. Since everything has already been done, an artist must find a way to express what’s already known with surprising originality.” To honour his grandfather, an exceptional man in his eyes from whom he draws his middle name, he chooses Marshal as his signature.
Text by Lisanne Le Tellier
If contemporary creativity benefits from extensive archives…
Painting a Country
“To all those who question you on the practice of art… tell them that it’s not only a matter of skill, that something more is needed, a certain something that cannot be taught… finesse… charm, something that is inherent to the artist.” – Renoir
It’s been more than ten years since your Magazin’Art has mused over painter Stéphane Gagnon’s notable creation. Hence, what a pleasure it is to have another opportunity of sharing with you the full dimension of this artist’s incredible talent! Since our previous encounter years ago on Île d’Orléans, the man now facing me has greatly matured. His eye hasn’t lost any of its sparkle and acuity. Much as a great wine vintage, his art, his palette and his impressionistic vision have improved with time. Confident in his knowledge and expertise, the painter minimizes his merit and readily adopts a modest attitude during our interview. The greater the man, the greater de courtesy, says the dictum, of which Stéphane Gagnon is living proof. In the realm of visual arts, he is gifted with high sensitivity and tremendous ability. He is able to hear the roar of waterfalls, the trickling of brooks or the calls of birds, as he paints on full moon nights. This is the occupation he has chosen. He loves challenges and each painting is a battle he must fight till it reaches a happy conclusion, as a guiltless need that must be fulfilled.
Text by Michel Bois
Stéphane Gagnon is represented by Galerie Douce Passion, 42A, rue Notre-Dame, Québec, Qc /418 648-9292 / www.galeriedoucepassion.com
To all those who question you on the practice of art…
With slanted glances, Sylvain Coulombe’s figures embed their sweet presence. Their sinuously textured, colourful faces showcased against bare backgrounds are instantly distinguishable. But are they male or female faces? Impossible to determine, other than they are human faces.
The artist’s intent is to portray the very soul of his subject. His large format paintings on wood leave no one indifferent: giant faces, bared of artifice, invoke a narrative the observer is eager to imagine. “Texture breathes life,” according to the artist whose process is unique. Minimizing flourishes allows him to bare the human soul and ensure that his message will be received unambiguously, as a true visceral reaction.
Text by Isabelle Gauthier
With slanted glances, Sylvain Coulombe’s figures embed their sweet presence…
Delight in Discovery
Belgo Canadian artist Édith Liétar has been living in Québec since 1966. Having graduated in facial art, colour analysis and in fashion styling and design, she has long owned a fashion boutique and worked as a style and colour consultant analyst as well as fashion stylist for various magazines.
Art has always been part of her life. From childhood, nothing hinders her creative freedom. She later creates clothing she highlights with hand painted motifs. After attending a number of development and refinement workshops, she pursues a self-taught painting career. A path that soon leads her to exhibit her work, as early as 2006, in numerous countries such as France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania, Italy and the United States, etc. She is present on the international scene from the very start of her career as a professional artist. Her works are purchased by art lovers as far as in the Middle-East and are today part of a great number of public and private collections.
Text by HeleneCaroline Fournier
Belgo Canadian artist Édith Liétar has been living in Québec since 1966…
“Creation is an extension of the dream that resides in us.” – Marcel Schneider
This article is the first of a series dedicated to the promotion of exploding creation by dazzling fine crafts artists. For your pleasure to discover and ours to present! We welcome your help in bringing exceptional creations to our attention.
Without really understanding why, Annie-Cécile Tremblay wasn’t feeling as invested in her fashion designing career as she should have been, considering her heartfelt desire to succeed. Did it seem too superficial to her, too capitalistic, too competitive? The reason just wasn’t clear. For a while she also flirted with scenography, which neither produced satisfactory result. She never imagined, however, that she would merrily follow the unusual paths of arts and crafts. It came indeed as a surprise, a great and wonderful surprise prompted by an encounter with master potter Marcel Beaucage, who became her friend and initiated her to a creative universe that rests on a humanistic lifestyle that greatly suited her. She headlong dived into the new adventure and became a ceramicist.
Text by Michel Bois
Annie-Cécile Tremblay is present a cross a vast network of prestigious boutiques in Québec. The artist can be contacted by phone at 514824-8863 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Democratize, promote, be involved, innovate, bring together ; these are the leitmotifs of the mission the two owners of the Gruais-Grondin Gallery have set for themselves. The gallery is celebrating its successful first year of existence!
The two gallery owners, Viviane Gruais and Sylvie Grondin, are also professional artists. They naturally met while participating in various group exhibitions and other visual art events. Both possessed the necessary energy and ambition to contemplate becoming gallery owners. Hence, at the opportune time, they dove head first into the adventure without ever looking back. They’ve had no regret since and are still looking forward.
Text by Michel Bois
email@example.com / 418 658- 5588 / 2600, Boulevard Laurier, Place de la Cité Ville de Québec, GlV 4T3
Democratize, promote, be involved, innovate, bring together ; these are the leitmotifs…