Galerie Jeannine Blais
Magazin'Art

Spring 2017

Marie-Claude-Demers

Marie-Claude Demers

Moment of Grace

Forms Volume and Space

« Sculpture is glowing memory. » 
— Miguel Angel Asturias

The air is crisp and invigorating. Immaculate snow covers the ground. Admiring the scenery and keeping an eye out for deer darting through the valleys, I make my way towards an artist studio set on the heights of a country road that leads to infinity. On this perfect Saturday afternoon, I am meeting with Marie-Claude Demers, the outstandingly talented and generous artist who dwells here. Her sculpture work in bronze is more than formidable, it is magical, sublime, and bearer of happiness. Detail-oriented and monumental, it is an absolute delight!

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By Michel Bois

Her artworks can be found at:
Atelier Marie-Claude Demers, 418-453-3351
Musée du bronze, 1760, ch. Dublin, Inverness, QC, 418-453-2101
Galerie Jeannine Blais, 100, rue Main, C.P. 90, North Hatley, QC, J0B 2C0, 819-842-2784
Galerie dʼart Iris, 30, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Baie-Saint-Paul, QC, G3Z 1L9, 418-435-0224
Galerie dʼart La Marée Montante, 1317, chemin Royal, Saint-Laurent, Île d’Orléans, QC, G0A 3Z0, 418-828-1859
Galeries dʼart Beauchamp, info@galeriebeauchamp.com 1-877-694-2244

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montreal

MONTRÉAL

this spring


Chagall Colour and Music will be running at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from January 28-June 11, 2017. Chagall is one of the most important popular modern artists and although he flirted with Cubism, Fauvism, Suprematism and Surrealism he always in the end returned to represen-tational and narrative art. As the name suggests the exhibition takes a look at how music influenced Chagall’s work. Music played an important role in Chagall’s life as an artist. He designed the sets for operas The Magic Flute and Daphnis and Chloe as well as the ballets Aleko and The Firebird. It also played a large part in his painted work. The exhibition consists of 400 works including paintings, sculptures, maquettes, gouaches, stained glass windows, photo-graphs, films, costumes and puppets. Many of these objects have not been seen by the general public.


Spring 2017

 

Chagall Colour and Music will be running at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from January 28-June 11, 2017.

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Littorio Del Signore

Littorio Del Signore

A Tribute to the City of Montréal

Great Encounter

With his usual pleasant, jovial and generous disposition, Littorio Del Signore welcomes me to his home, having accepted to share with us chapters of his well-rounded life. Despite the sum of his accomplishments and distinctions garnered throughout his artistic career, he remains modest when discussing his countless achievements. He never sought the prizes he was awarded, he simply created paintings resplendent with light that caught the attention of a quantity of juries. Artist through and through, he is prepared to randomly recount a myriad of stories highlighting the main aspects of his 40 years of creation. “I’ve been able to live from my art ever since I came here, says the artist, I’ve never done anything else.”

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Text by Lisanne Le Tellier

To contact the artist
littoriodelsignore@hotmail.com

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Roland Palmaerts

Roland Palmaerts

Ardour and radiance

Artists from Elsewhere

Well known to art lovers, Roland Palmaerts’ body of work leaves no-one indifferent. With a flourishing career of more than thirty years, the energetic Belgian artist is the personification of passion pursued with continuously renewed creation, constant artistic implication and a determination to transcend limits.

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Texte de Isabelle Gauthier

Represented by:
Balcon dʼArt, Saint-Lambert, QC
Galerie Archambault, Lavaltrie, QC
Galerie Internationale, Québec
Galerie dʼArt Iris, Baie-Saint-Paul, QC
Galerie dʼArt Iris du Manoir Richelieu, Baie-Saint-Paul, QC
Galerie dʼArt du château DB, Mont-Tremblant, QC
Galerie dʼArt Bonheur du Jour, Magog, QC
Galerie Knowlton, Knowlton, QC
Westmount Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
Galerie du Parc, Chelsea, QC
Galerie Michel Bigué, Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, QC
Galerie La Pièce dʼArt
Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

Well known to art lovers, Roland Palmaerts’ body of work leaves no-one indifferent…

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J'en ai vu de toutes les couleurs

Jacqueline Gosselin

Journey to the Land of Colours

Art in a Feminine Pespective

The colourful world of Jacqueline Gosselin is best defined through the impression it produces rather than through a detailed description of the pigments she uses. Phrases such as ‘imaginary journey’, ‘philosophical reverie’ or ‘vagabond moods’ seem to more accurately translate her body of work. Enter a world of visual poetry!

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By Isabelle Gauthier

More informations
Artist Website

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ALAIN BEDARD

Alain Bédard

Inspired by Colour

Delight in Dicovery

igurative painter born in Québec City, Alain Bédard began studying art at the Sainte-Foy College in 1976, where he learned graphic arts techniques for three years. In 1979, he left home for New York City where he hoped to improve his techniques. This voyage evidently had a profound impact on the young artist. “I took advantage of the opportunity to discover great museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts which housed works by Dali and Picasso. It opened up a whole new world for me and allowed me to better connect with art, to see what was being done. Dali was still alive when I went to New York. He is one of the painters who greatly inspired me. I painted a number of surrealistic works at the time. But, when I came back to Québec, I became aware that the public was not quite ready to accept this particular artistic style,” reflects the painter.

From 1980 to 1984, the young artist undertakes graphic com-munications studies at Québec’s Laval University. He is fortunate to have renowned artist Claude A. Simard as one of his illustration and graphic design teachers. He obtains his bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design three years later and works as graphic designer and illustrator for a number of large advertising firms in Québec. A year later, in 1985, he opens his own graphic design office and participates in several advertising campaigns in Québec until 1992.

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By Maxime Rioux

André Bédardʼs paintings scan be found in the following galleries
West End Gallery, 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC
Koyman Galleries, 1771 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Towne Square Gallery, 94 George Street, Downtown Oakville, ON
Westmount Gallery, 88 Advance Road, Toronto, ON
Rouge Gallery, 245 3rd Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK
Chase Art Gallery, 450 Beaconsfield blvd, Beaconsfield, QC

Since 1992, Alain Bédard primarily focuses on his painting, but also on the promotion of art…

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© Sophie Thibault

Sophie Thibault

Recognizing Beauty

Art Photography

“It is part of the photographer’s job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country.” 
— Bill Brandt

Newscast anchor at TVA, Sophie Thibault rubs shoulders with current events, natural disasters and most of humanity’s missteps as she sits at her anchor’s desk and delivers the news on the small screen. A psychology graduate, she has been working in the fields of journalism and communications for 28 years, ever since her debut at TVA. She was obviously influenced by her father who was News Director at Radio Canada, but also through her passion for photography and cameras. “I love the arts, drawing, painting, even if I’m not good at it, which greatly frustrated me in my youth. In contrast, I remember being fascinated by all the images I was able to capture and fix in time on film. Even truer in my teenage years when I could combine camera, video recorder and sound to capture ‘living’ images of current events. Which I today recognize as a direct link to my eventual career choice, but was unaware of at the time.”

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By Michel Bois

INFORMATIONS
A Sophie Thibault exhibition ‒ Tanzanie : Retour aux origines.
May 4 – 14, 2017. Galerie Québec Art, 40 Notre-Dame Street, Québec City. 418 692-8200

Art Photography. Newscast anchor at TVA, Sophie Thibault rubs shoulders with current events, natural disasters and most of humanity’s missteps…

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