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Winter 2016

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Artist’s Guide Online

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The bilingual online GUIDE is national in scope, featuring artists from every corner of the country, from Newfoundland to British Columbia. Since 1996, its reputation extends across the continent, being distributed in selected U.S. markets – it is even present in the Library of Congress in Washington.

The cost of inscription is $250. For artists listed in the last issue of the Guide, the cost is $150. Your name, a faithful reproduction of one of your artworks, your artist’s rating in gallery as well as all information pertaining to your career are published on one page and are being viewed by thousands of people whose main function is to buy, sell and promote works of art.

 

 

 

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VANCOUVER

Something wonderful has happened at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It is the beneficiary of a trove of Northwest Coast Art donated by the estate of the late San Francisco collector George Gund III. One of the First Nations art works dates back to 700 AD. The collection is made up of 20 historical works by Haida, Heiltsuk, Inuit, Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, Nuxalk and Tinglit artists and 17 modern pieces including two more or less recently carved totem poles, drawings by Bill Reid and 13 carved works by Robert Davidson.

When joined to the museum’s existing collection of Davidson’s work the new pieces mean that the Vancouver Art Gallery now has the most significant Davidson collection in a museum. The Gund Collection is on exhibition until January 31, 2016 .

Last but not least VAG is exhibiting what appears to be a blockbuster show on Canadian landscape painting from 1840-1940, Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Kreighoff to the Group of Seven . Once again this is a run don’t walk scenario because the exhibition which features some 130 works finishes on January 24th . All the usual suspects are present when it comes to realistic painting.

Winter 2016

Something wonderful has happened at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It is the beneficiary of a trove of Northwest Coast Art donated by the estate of the late San Francisco collector George Gund III…

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OTTAWA

Continuing in an impressionistic manner, the National Gallery is running Monet: A Bridge to Modernity until February 15th . The exhibition is made up of 12 bridge paintings that Monet made while he was living in the Parisian suburb of Argenteuil. Monet used his fascination with painting bridges as to experiment with a variety of different techniques and colours and the end result largely con- tribute to the creation of Impressionism, a fresh vital look at painting and one of the keystones of modern art.

Winter 2016

Continuing in an impressionistic manner, the National Gallery is running Monet: A Bridge to Modernity until February 15th . The exhibition is made up of 12 bridge paintings that…

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MONTREAL

From here to ear v.19, running until March 27th at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It consists of more than 70 Zebra finches, 10 Gibson Les Pauls, 4 Gibson Thunderbirds, 7 cymbals and 4 amps, all sequestered inside a giant aviary. These are top of the line electric guitars and the Thunderbirds are electric bass guitars.

The guitars are mounted on stands so that the front of the guitar is level with the volume and tone controls, strings and playing surface providing a flat surface for the finches to perch on. The finches have a penchant for perching on the strings and every now and then jump up and down on them. The guitars are in blues and power chord open tunings so that when a bird lands on them they produce a chord.

And now for the piece de resistance, in this work of art the viewer becomes the audience for the sounds being produced, the viewer of more than 70 small colourful birds in sometime motion and active participant in creating those sounds. This is the 19th time that French artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot’s  from here to ear has been mounted and it is the largest version to date. Anyone who likes John Cage is bound to like this.

WINTER 2016

From here to ear v.19, running until March 27th at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. It consists of more than 70 Zebra finches, 10 Gibson Les Pauls, 4 Gibson Thunderbirds…

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TORONTO

If you are going to be in Toronto this holiday season, don’t walk, run to the Art Gallery of Ontario and see the J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free , before it ends on January 31st . This is probably the only chance you will have of seeing these painting by one of the great artists of all time and of whom it could be said helped set the stage for Impressionism and modern art. Fifty works from the most experimental and influential stage of Turner’s career are on display.

WINTER 2016

If you are going to be in Toronto this holiday season, don’t walk, run to the Art Gallery of Ontario and see the J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free , before it ends on January 31st…

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BOSTON

There’s much more to Boston than baked beans and it hosts a bustling museum and art scene. At the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Class Distinctions, Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer runs until January 18th .

The show has 75 portraits, genre scenes, landscapes and seascapes borrowed from European and American public and private collections. Roughly put the exhibition is divided into three sections showing the lower, middle and upper class members of the new Dutch Republic and a fourth section showing places where the three classes mixed. Works by artists on display include Rembrandt. Vermeer, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gerard ter Borch and Gabriël Metsu.

Winter 2016

There’s much more to Boston than baked beans and it hosts a bustling museum and art scene. At the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Class Distinctions, Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt…

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NEW YORK

As you would expect the Metropolitain Museum in New York has some marvelous galleries that always repay a visit. I suggest that for the holidays a visit to the tapestries at the Metropolitain are in order. After all, what’s a snowfall without a few tapestries to look at? At the risk of mangling my metaphors or mixing my seasons, Fabergé Easter Eggs also seem to enjoy being seen against the background of winter.

Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection  is on display at the Met until November 27, 2016 . As you would suspect with the Met, the most important Fabergé piece in the United States is on display as well, the Lillies-of-the-Valley Basket  as are three Imperial Easter Eggs. Pieces of the collection will rotate on display for the next five years.

If you arrive in New York before January 6, 2016  you will have a chance to see the Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche . The tree itself is a 20 foot blue spruce decorated with 55, 18th Century Neapolitan angels and 22 cherubs hovering among its boughs and groups of 69 realistic crèche figures flanking the Nativity scene. All of this is set against a Spanish choir screen from the Valladolid Cathedral.

Winter 2016

As you would expect the Metropolitain Museum in New York has some marvelous galleries that always repay a visit. I suggest that for the holidays a visit to the tapestries…

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Claude Picher (1927-1998)

Like a Rough Diamond from the Depths

Great Encounter

” I see the practice of art as a veritable incarnation of life, an excess, a folly, an infinity, a freedom, something organic that can take us much further than all sorts of travels .” Clémentine Célarié

An artist of such stature as Claude Picher cannot be invented. The painter’s successful career began while he was still in his teens. Appreciated by collectors across Canada as much as Jean Paul Lemieux, he quickly gained national notoriety. Voluntary, spontaneous and impulsive in character, he was also known for his political involvement and his acerbic critics towards the established systems that framed the field of visual arts. A look back at an artistic giant that has today almost been forgotten, but is still extremely topical!

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Text by Michel Bois

Claude Picher is represented by:

Galerie Douce Passion, 42 Notre-Dame St., in Québec

Galerie Perreault, 205 Saint-Paul St., in Québec

The writing team thanks these two galleries for the images provided

to illustrate this article.

 

 

An artist of such stature as Claude Picher cannot be invented. The painter’s successful career began while he was still in his teens. Appreciated by collectors across Canada as much as…

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Juan Cristobal Pinochet Araya

There is Still So Much To Do!

On Exhibit

“I became an artist without being aware of it,” Juan Cristobal Pinochet Araya says. Art was such a great part of his life in Québec City. He arrived there from Chile at an early age. His mother was a painter and he got interested in art because he saw her working in her studio and he learned to stay quiet just watching her work because he was so fascinated. Having his mother’s studio at home and seeing her paint there, the brushes in jars and the tables and drawers full of tubes, was just so natural. Even as a youngster he was careful not to touch things because they could be covered in fresh paint. The result is that today, many years later, during his demonstrations, he could be wearing a white shirt and a good jacket and stay pristine.

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Text by Valerie Kent

Juan Cristobal Pinochet Araya is represented by :

Galerie Q

1521 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario, L0A 1C0

Tél. : (705) 944-8888

www.galerie-q.com

“I became an artist without being aware of it,” Juan Cristobal Pinochet Araya says. Art was such a great part of his life in Québec City. He arrived there from Chile at an early age. His mother was a painter and…

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Louise Léveillé

Learning to See Beyond

Art in a Feminine Perspective

Louise Léveillé’s deep connection with nature undoubtedly serves as portal to a dimension that allows her to experience a sense of bliss, her whole being in total communion, profoundly at peace. Having long contended that the world extends far beyond our perception, the artist is able to embrace its full magnitude and attain a state of grace that gives her access to a spiritual plane far removed from her purely physical environment.

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Text by Lisanne LeTellier

Louise Léveillé’s deep connection with nature undoubtedly serves as portal to a dimension that allows her to experience a sense of bliss, her whole being in total…

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Goran Hamsic

I Paint Because I Am not a Painter

Artist from Elsewhere

” Painting is the tip of the iceberg that inhabits me. “ Dali

At time of writing, Paris is besieged by deadly attacks. Bombs explode. Drive-by shootings are aimed at patrons of an outdoor café. Then, rounds of bullets are shot at an entire audience held hostage in a performance hall. Hundreds are dead. This, while no-one understands why. Goran Hamsic has known war. Every day, the pain of three bullets shot into his body is a constant reminder of the incomprehension and of the urgency of living the present moment. The man claims to have lost all illusions as to the meaning of life. He has seen people die all around him. Massacres. He says he’s not afraid to die. His only real outlet is painting. A time to feel alive again. Encounter with a man that has emerged from the depths of night.

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Text by Michel Bois

The artist is represented by Galerie Douce Passion, 42 Notre Dame Street,
Québec.

At time of writing, Paris is besieged by deadly attacks. Bombs explode. Drive-by shootings are aimed at patrons of an outdoor café. Then, rounds of bullets are shot at an entire audience…

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Ginet Leblond

The Music Within her Paintings

Artist Profile

What is the magic quality that some artists have, that distinguishes their art work? What makes their paintings unique and recognizable?

Ginet Leblond’s work is suffused by a warm glow, joyous as at twilight. It can also be cold and solemn when the cold light creeps into the bones and the hot meal of the day is cooked over an open flame. Her paintings, with their historical and compelling subject matter, take on a life and lifetime of their own.

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Text by Valerie Kent

Ginet Leblond is represented by:

Galerie Q

1521 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario, L0A 1C0

Phone: (705) 944-8888

www.galerie-q.com

What is the magic quality that some artists have, that distinguishes their art work? What makes their paintings unique and recognizable?
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Yvon Lemieux

My Art and Journey

Painting a Country

Yvon Lemieux was born in the small parish of St. Pascal in Québec. He began painting at the age of 16; it has now been 50 years. Where does time go when you are having fun? Yvon started his artistic journey doing pencil drawings of the people he observed in the town square. He feels very lucky to have had a teacher in the eighth grade who was an artist and had displayed his paintings on the classroom walls. Yvon was soon trying to replicate what he saw; he began to play with colours, forms and shapes on canvas. Keen observation, drawing, composition and colour harmonies were the most difficult elements for him to learn.

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Text by Valerie Kent

Yvon Lemieux is represented by:

Galerie Q

1521 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario, L0A 1C0

Phone: (705) 944-8888

www.galerie-q.com

 

 

Yvon Lemieux was born in the small parish of St. Pascal in Québec. He began painting at the age of 16; it has now been 50 years. Where does time go when you are having fun? Yvon started his…

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Nathalie Voisine

The Mystery and the Emotion

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“I firmly believe that art is a beautiful way to express my emotions, my moods. What motivates me is to find myself in my studio, in my own space, where I am with my brushes, my paints, my painting and I am able to challenge myself.”

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Text by Valerie Kent

Nathalie Voisine is represented by:

Galerie Q

1521 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario, L0A 1C0

Phone: (705) 944-8888

www.galerie-q.com

 

I firmly believe that art is a beautiful way to express my emotions, my moods. What motivates me is to find myself in my studio, in my own space, where I am…

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Hélène Laplante

A Natural Presence

Forms, Volume and Space

Artist Hélène Laplante’s animal sculptures are not mere portrayals of their flesh and hair counterparts. Made of white resin with vaporous outlines, they evoke their furtive, almost ghostly presence in wild surroundings that are their natural habitats. The multidisciplinary artist thus seeks to give expression to the animal spirit, through the use of inert material.

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Text by Isabelle Gauthier

Artist Hélène Laplante’s animal sculptures are not mere portrayals of their flesh and hair counterparts. Made of white resin with vaporous outlines, they evoke their furtive…

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Galerie Q

Art is Transformative

Portrait

Galerie Q is located at the four corners of Cavan, Ontario. It offers a unique collection of traditional and contemporary works of art displaying a range of stylistic expressions. Since Galerie Q opened in Cavan, it has represented talented and sought after artists from across Canada, and in particular, artists well known and loved in their home Province of Québec. These artists paint en plein air, and some research and paint historical vignettes of life and culture in Québec while others explore the diverse world of modern painting.

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Text by Valerie Kent

Galerie Q’s full collection can be viewed online at www.galerie-q.com.

Galerie Q

1521 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario, L0A 1C0

Phone: (705) 944-8888

 

Galerie Q is located at the four corners of Cavan, Ontario. It offers a unique collection of traditional and contemporary works of art displaying a range of stylistic expressions…

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