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Editorial: In these times of pandemic

To start the year 2021 your Magazin’Art hasn’t spared any efforts to fulfill your expectations towards visual arts. From monumental sculptures defying cosmic and terrestrial forces, from abstraction that weaves between reality and paradox, then from a painting style that rocks the spectator to another spellbinding as a waking dream, while otherwise highlighting the freedom of painting on site, of establishing links between human faces and animals, and finally crowning a 60 year career with a return to the colours of the Renaissance, such is composed this exceptional issue. We should also note that the Sur le radar section features 10 artists from the MRC Chaudière-Appalaches and, in line with our desire to allow for artists’ voices to be heard, 3 creators testify to their creative experience during a time of pandemic. We thank you for your readership and wish you Good reading! MB

 


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22 January 2021

To start the year 2021 your Magazin’Art hasn’t spared…

Françoise Pascals

A writing interlude

Great Encounter

Françoise Pascals claims having inherited this taste for beauty and aesthetics from her father who was an architect and sculptor. “My childhood has been rocked by love of beauty. I grew up surrounded with books which I pored over for hours admiring the artworks of painters and sculptors of all eras. My eye was invariably attracted to the mastery of technique and colours of the great masters of the Renaissance. After reading many books, I was hooked; I had chosen my future career”, says the artist. While she choose an artistic career at 14 years of age, she is still active sixty years later for our greatest pleasure. A must!

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by Alexandre D’Astous

Galerie Vigneault and the Internet

Françoise Pascals paintings are exhibited at Galerie d’art Vigneault in Repentigny, as well as on her website (fpascals.com). “The world of art and that of galleries have changed over the years. Everything seems to look the same nowadays and I find that sad.” Françoise Pascals’ works can be found in Québec, British Columbia, the United States and in Belgium where her love for renaissance painters is appreciated.

22 January 2021

Françoise Pascals claims having inherited this taste for beauty and aesthetics…

Marie Montiel

Birds of a feather flock together”

A Wink from a Painter

“One day, a young girl agreed to pose for me while holding her cat in her arms. I noticed that they both had the same feline gaze, the same seriousness about them and shared great complicity. Yeux de chat, my first human/animal duo was born at the moment the animal and the model, in accord, turned towards my camera. Clic!” Here is a creation that overlaps the arbitrary boundaries of the conscious and the unconscious. Except the artist’s sources emanate from a privileged exchange with the animal kingdom. To be discovered!

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by Michel Bois

mariemontiel.com

It should be noted that this exhibition will resume after the numerous

cancellations due to the pandemic which have hindered the activities

of exhibition centres.

Marie Montiel is represented by Galerie Courtemanche,

820, rue Principale Ouest, Magog (QC) 819-843-2834

tailleurm@telupton.com

22 January 2021

“One day, a young girl agreed to pose for me while holding…

Madeleine Tailleur

Beyond Initial Tracings

Art in a Feminine Perspective

Madeleine Tailleur’s works reveal themselves in layers, as the viewer’s gaze takes time to wander over them to perceive the underlying diaphanous elements resting there, patiently waiting to catch the eye of the one who is willing to explore further. Women’s faces and silhouettes then unveil themselves in filigree, undulating in front of a background where transparent declinations of one tone create a soft and vaporous atmosphere. Her paintings thus offer a plurality of readings and interpretations, per everyone’s own perspective. A style of painting that transports us as in a waking dream. Pure magic!

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by Lisanne Le Tellier

The art lover can find Madeleine Tailleur’s works at

Galerie Archambault (Lavaltrie), at Galerie Douce Passion (Québec)

as well as at Galerie Au P’tit Bonheur (La Malbaie).

 

A beautiful compilation of many of Madeleine Tailleur’s paintings

is also available in the form of a retrospective of her artistic journey.

“As my painting technique requires that I spend long periods of time

in front of my works to be able to decode them, something that many

people cannot do, I thought a book would allow a longer perusal time

and thus better appreciation of said works”, states the artist. 96 pages

of texts and images, available for the sum of $40,00 at 450-549-2740.

tailleurm@telupton.com

22 January 2021

Madeleine Tailleur’s works reveal themselves in layers, as the viewer’s gaze takes time…

Un vent de fraîcheur, 30 × 30 in

Céline Martel

A Feeling of Zenitude

Contemporary Realism

The paintings of the artist are simultaneously abstract and figurative. Here a tracing or a barely suggested silhouette, there a house, a human figure, a tree, a bicycle or a bird is skillfully introduced. Céline Martel does not appear to be a woman of brisk transitions, hence, in the image of her soft ambiance works that are meant to rock the viewer, her recent renditions remain true pictorial parables: a call to serenity. Inspiring art!

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by Marie-France Bégis

To view the works of Céline Martel:

celinemartel.com

Instagram: celinemartelart

Galerie Urbania: arturbania.ca/celine-martel/

Galerie d’art de Miss Rey: lagaleriedemissrey.com

Virtual exhibition Rendez-vous Art contemporain:

rendez-vous-art-contemporain.com/

22 January 2021

The paintings of the artist are simultaneously abstract and figurative…

Michel Normandeau

The Wind in his Sails

Painting a country

Open air painter Michel Normandeau, associated with the Tremblant region, has tackled the wind and other weather elements of the vast territory of the valley of La Rouge and the valley of La Diable. His palette holds all the secrets of the visual richness of these two Laurentian microcosms. The richness of the open spaces, the unique light, the sand banks on the river shores, the flight of the swallows and of migrating birds, all of it is close at hand to him, for the pleasure of our eyes. Pure enjoyment!

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by Robert Lafontaine

22 January 2021

Open air painter Michel Normandeau, associated with the Tremblant…

Anne Thibault (Tibo)

Between Perfection and Haziness

Abstractions

The vibrant paintings of Anne Thibault (Tibo) evoke a new dimension. From the depths of her ink tones to the fire of scarlet hues, enhanced with juxtaposed asperities, her body of work is a luminous adventure. The artist enjoys exploring duality and paradox; she delves into the ambiguity and troubled waters of the human mind. A body of work full of poetry.

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 Isabelle Gauthier

22 January 2021

The vibrant paintings of Anne Thibault (Tibo) evoke a new dimension..

Les cerfs-volants (détail), acier inoxydable, 6 pieds (hauteur) × 4 pieds × 4 pieds (183 × 122 × 122 cm), 2015

Jean-Yves Côté

Metal Origami

Forms, Volume and Space

Mega-sculptures have their own communication code, a unique visual grammar. With the enigmatic nature of their language, their creators are unique raconteurs. We sometimes hear that artists provide the link between cosmic and earthly forces. A good sculptor, says Côté, is one that is able to render what he wishes to express while ensuring that viewers understand his message. A must read!

L’échange

L’échange, aluminium and acrylic, 34 ft (height) × 8 ft × 8 ft, 1991 Note: Ville de Savigny le Temple, France — Erected in 1991 during a symposium, the piece is 11 metres high. Part of La Place des droits de l’homme.

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Robert Lafontaine

22 January 2021

Mega-sculptures have their own communication code, a unique visual grammar….

Cover : Fall 2020

Denise Pelletier

Champs de vignes, Provence, acrylique, 24 X 30 in

Painting is not meticulously and anonymously photocopying a subject. On the contrary, the paintings I love best are those where the presence of the painter is most felt.

 


 

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À la niçoise, huile sur toile, 20 × 24 po, 2018

Editorial:

On the importance of “being seen” elsewhere

An editorial dealing with the importance of “being seen” elsewhere than on the Net. The Sur le radar section keeping pace with the joyful bustle of artists from the Laurentides region. Meaningful texts on prestigious artists Guy Lemieux, Madeleine Lemire and Denise Pelletier. A commentary on the book entitled Jean-Paul – Fenêtres intimes by Jean-Paul Riopelle’s widow, Huguette Vachon. A text from Michèle Kramer reflecting on artistic hardships caused by the pandemic. A new evaluation of works of art service signed Magazin’Art. Your favorite Magazine offers you a selection of savoury, luminous, intimate and unique discoveries.

 

Michel Bois

 


 

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7 October 2020

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Forms, Volume and Space:

Gilles Lauzé – Having Fun is Serious Business

Gilles Lauzé considers each sculpture to be a three-dimensional poem. His style is sober, balanced and inspiring. He loves representing harmony in this conflictual and often violent world. Whether the work is realistic or abstract in style, aesthetic pursuit as well as the plays of shadows and lights remain one of the sculptor’s priorities.

 

From his country home, located a mere 10 minutes from Sainte-Agathe in the Laurentians, the artist is able to indulge one of his many passions: the photography of birds, plants, mushrooms and other marvels of nature. The man himself is quite a character. Widely knowledgeable, he seems to have emerged straight from the Renaissance era. One foot in the door of his studio and he is already teaching you about art, and describing the projects he is currently working on. On the left, a finely shaped wire mesh ready to receive its fiberglass overlay, on my right a curvy mega sculpture of which the artist intends to create a very complex mold. Wherever your eyes wander, there are tools, materials, mock-ups and sketches. The band saw sits next to the gigantic drill, and the limestone adjoins the dolomite, itself leaning on bags of plaster. Welcome to the world of sculptor Gilles Lauzé, one of the most renowned Québec creator in this field. Gilles is reputed for his incredible versatility, for the complexity of techniques he masters and for his distinguished artistry. Summoned to travel to make a living, he has travelled the length and breadth of Québec, south to north and east to west, as well as the Canadian provinces and Europe. He has carried out numerous installation projects in indigenous communities of Bay James and Nunavik. He has produced unique pieces while visiting symposiums in France and Switzerland.

 


La mère et l’enfant, granit (Ville de Vergeretto, Suisse)

 

Whether he be directing major sculpting sites in Canada or elsewhere, his presence is considered vital and essential as experienced and talented as he is with all types of materials. A member of the Conseil de la culture du Québec since 1969 and member of the board since 2013, specialist teacher at the Centre de céramique Bonsecours for 14 years, multi-talented in his field, he has more than proven his worth. I have the great pleasure of meeting with the artist for the benefit of Magazin’Art’s readership. Lauzé is not the type of person who spends weeks writing grant applications. He is perpetually busy working on projects requiring his expertise to come to fruition. Sand, rock, metal, wood, fiberglass, whatever the materials Gilles has worked with them. And let’s not forget the monumental ice and snow projects he has realized throughout his career. In short, despite the passing of years, this congenial man with white hair and beard is still in fine shape, one that many young persons could envy. Just looking at the cement pieces and granite stones that come out of his workshop, we can easily surmise that he needs not visit a gym in order to exercise.

 

 


L’artiste à l’oeuvre sur du granit (Ville de Vergeretto, Suisse)


La foi en héritage, fibre de verre (Diocèse de Mont-Laurier)

 

During the summer of 2020, Lauzé was project leader, with Lise Corriveau of the members’ collective of the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec, for the Lac Mégantic exhibition. He will play the same role at the international symposium of granite sculpture in Saint John, New Brunswick. He occasionally exhibits his work at Rod Gallery in Saint-Sauveur.

Robert Lafontaine

 


 

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Delight in Discovery:

Carole Parent – Following One’s Dreams

Her paintings, which may be characterized as atmospheric abstractions, are all anchored to an intense emotion linked to the fundamental natural elements that are air, earth, water and fire. The painter has long greatly admired the vital and fiery force of nature, in its most brutal manifestations such as volcanic activity, tornadoes or tsunamis. Ensue intensely expressive creations roaring with movement and color. Wow!

 

While pursuing a fulfilling legal career, Carole Parent firmly believed she needed to devote part of her life to her love of painting. Every day, on her way to work, she walked by the Couleur d’Art Studio and admired the beautiful paintings showcased in the window. This daily viewing nurtured her desire to broaden her own talent to the fullest, as she vowed to one day enroll in the art school. At the Courthouse, she often visited a gallery located on the premises where she purchased her very first painting, a minimalist Indian ink landscape. From the onset unspoilt nature pictorially inspires her and will guide all of her future creative impulses. “I had long spoken of my attraction for the arts and my desire to explore and develop my own artistic skills, while not daring to fully invest myself into it. In gifting me with an easel for Christmas, my partner helped pave the way for what was to become my true passion.” In order to be able to immerse herself into this sphere of creativity that has forever inhabited her, she adapts her professional schedule to allow for periods of time exclusively devoted to her artistic expression. “We must give ourselves the means to pursue our profound inner dreams and persevere to attain them,” emphatically states Carole Parent with the same determination that has allowed her to reach every one of her goals. Now a ten year student of artist Richard Morin, owner of the Couleur d’Art Studio, Carole Parent has learned various techniques including working with painting knife, her tool of predilection. From the outset, oil will be her medium of choice, impressed as she is with the richness of colours and the sumptuous tonal gradations it produces. She also appreciates the longer drying time requirements which warrant working at a slower pace corresponding to her own state of mind when she is immersed in her creative bubble. Her paintings, which may be characterized as atmospheric abstractions, are all anchored to an intense emotion linked to the fundamental natural elements that are air, earth, water and fire. “I have long greatly admired the vital and fiery force of nature, in its most brutal manifestations such as volcanic activity, tornadoes or tsunamis. As a child, I loved watching the raging sea, remaining peaceful in its agitation. These themes in fact find themselves at the heart of my work under different forms aimed at translating their raw beauty,” says the artist.

 


Danse endiablée, 36 × 36 po

 

Having participated in numerous group exhibitions, Carole Parent has recently joined the splendid and spacious Richelieu Gallery in Montréal, realizing a dream she has cherished for quite some time. This culmination somewhat represents the consecration of all of the efforts she put in towards fully realizing herself, in her eyes as in those of others. Proof that having the courage to embrace your original essence by answering its creative impulses may lead towards true contentment.

 

 


Caliente, 30 × 40 po


Fantasmagorie, 30 × 40 po

Lisanne Le Tellier

 


 

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7 October 2020

Her paintings, which may be characterized as atmospheric abstractions, are all anchored…