Galerie Jeannine Blais
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Winter 2017

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EDMONTON

The Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton is exhibiting David Altmejd: The Vessel until January 29, 2017.

Altmejd is of course the Canadian wonder kid who has taken the international art world by storm as well as representing Canada at the Venice Biennale. As far as this exhibition goes I’m afraid it is a case of be there or be square.

In 2011 Altmejd said this about The Vessel: “What inspired The Vessel was a movement. The movement of something that retracts a little, to gain energy just before throwing itself forward. Like a wave that draws back and swells with water and energy, and is about to crash, or the movement of an arm that is about to throw an object.”

The sculpture is difficult to describe. To begin with it is enclosed in a 20 foot long plexiglass box that contains among other elements hands and noses. It is animate and changes. At times the various elements combine into swans.

Shows To See Before It Is Too Late: Many of us plan to go and see a show only to realize that it has already too late. This Christmas treat yourself to the chance to see some shows which in all probability will never return.

Winter 2017

The Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton is exhibiting David Altmejd: The Vessel until January 29, 2017. Altmejd is of course the Canadian wonder kid who has taken…

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WINNIPEG

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is exhibiting The Man Who Made Time Stand Still: The photographs of Harold Edgerton, running through until April 9, 2017.

Edgerton was an engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose experiments with strobe lights during the 1930s morphed into the development of a new camera ash device that captured stillness in motion. Edgerton became famous for the pictures that followed, lush shots of bullets travelling through apples and pole vaulters climbing through space in individual frames.

Eventually Edgerton would turn his camera to capturing liquid droplet formation and the movements of animals and athletes, as well as some beautiful images of bullets passing through a variety of objects. This would lead to The National Geographic dubbing him “The Man Who Made Time Stand Still.”

WAG acquired 60 Edgerton prints from MIT in 2013 and this exhibition is made up of 31 of those prints.

Also on View in Winnipeg is Starting with Rodin, staged to celebrate Rodin’s 176th birthday. The exhibition is slated to run through into the Spring. The centerpiece consists of the recently donated major bronze Danaid. The exhibition is made of 30 pieces from the museum’s collection bringing together those who came before Rodin and those whom he influenced.

Winter 2017

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is exhibiting The Man Who Made Time Stand Still: The photographs of Harold Edgerton, running through until April 9, 2017…

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TORONTO

Moving from the dark to the light, the Art Gallery of Ontario is presenting Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more, running from October 22, 2016 through to January 29, 2017.

The exhibition is made up of work by 36 artists from 15 countries including work by Emily Carr, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Vassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georgia O’Keefe and James McNeill Whistler. There are 90 paintings and 20 works on paper. Some of the pictures on display include van Gogh’s The Starry Night over the Rhone at Arles, Gauguin’s Vision after the Sermon and Monet’s Water Lilies.

Winter 2017

Moving from the dark to the light, the Art Gallery of Ontario is presenting Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more, running from October 22…

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MONTREAL

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 representational 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, photographs, films, costumes and puppets. Many of these objects have not been seen by the general public.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Focus: Perfection—Robert Mapplethorpe running through to January 22, 2017. Mapplethorpe is regarded as one of the world’s best photographers, an edgy creator of homoerotic images, celebrity photographer as well as working in a classical vein and creating incredibly beautiful images of flowers. His works are powerful and should be seen.

The exhibition consists of some 250 works including nudes, still lifes, celebrity portraits in arresting black and white and his first efforts with Polaroids, sculpture and jewellery. It is the largest retrospective of his work since 1989.

Winter 2017

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…

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Joan Dumouchel

Fleeting Impressions

Great Encounter

Painter of moments of introspection, Joan Dumouchel probes the nuances of the human psyche in a contemporary body of work that leaves room for imagination. Her realistic faces inhabit dreamlike universes that are conducive to escape. Portrait of an intuitive artist.

Joan Dumouchel has always dreamed of becoming an artist. As far as she can remember, the 63 years old artist has always loved to draw. While she attended art classes at UQAM, abstraction was the favoured style. However, portrait has long exercised its fascination on her. “My favorite classes were on live model. Charcoal in hand, I drew incessantly.” After having taught visual arts for a few years, she is approached by the art supplies retailer Omer DeSerres to hold training workshops for art teachers. This connection leads to another with the Liquitex acrylic paint company who sends her to England, accompanied by a select group of international artist, with the mission of testing their material. The experience proved to be an unforgettable one, on a cultural as well as an artistic basis. 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 Blanche, Montréal

Iris, Baie-Saint-Paul


Michel Bigué, Saint-Sauveur

Martin Gallery, USA 


Mary Martin Gallery, USA

Thompson Landry, Toronto

 

 

Painter of moments of introspection, Joan Dumouchel probes the nuances of the human psyche in a contemporary body of work that leaves room for imagination. Her realistic faces inhabit dreamlike…

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Gail Descoeurs

Sailing into the Mystic

Art in a Feminine Perspective

There are so many different ways to describe Gail Descoeurs that it is difficult to know where to begin. Determined and disciplined fit the bill as does the seemingly contradictory coupling of mystical and spritely.

Descoeurs works in the field of contemporary realism. Her paintings are almost all landscapes and a fair number of them feature water and impressive skies. “My favorite things to paint are skies, trees, landscapes, marshes, wide open spaces, water. I love the light, even in my dark paintings there is some light.” Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Noel Meyer

Gail Descoeurs is a member of the Lakeshore Artists Association and an Associate Member of the Society of Canadian Artists. She has won numerous first places in competitions. Her work can also be seen on her website www.gaildescoeurs.com. She is represented by Galerie Iris in Baie St. Paul
and the Westmount Gallery in Toronto.

There are so many different ways to describe Gail Descoeurs that it is difficult to know where to begin. Determined and disciplined fit the bill as does the seemingly contradictory coupling of mystical and spritely…

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France Houle

When Matter is the Subject

Contemporary Realism

“No matter can be intelligible without shadow and light. Shadow and light come from light.”Leonardo da Vinci

France Houle’s matierist and abstract painting style proposes a dialogue between colour and matter. This non-academic approach to painting treats the surface of the canvas as if it was skin, with its cuts, scars and tensions, the artist without hesitation resorting to the use of scraping, scratching, lacerating and deconstructing.

Paper, fabric, plaster, oxidised metal, oil, ink and acrylic are added to the canvas and their textures modified, scuffed and scratched by passing through a press from which they re-emerge in a radiating state of unusual colourful luminosity. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Michel Bois

France Houle is represented by: 
Galerie Kaf Art, 9367 Lajeunesse Street, Montreal 514 260-0591

France Houle’s matierist and abstract painting style proposes a dialogue between colour and matter. This non-academic approach to painting treats the surface of the canvas as if it was skin…

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Luc Tessier

Making Hearts Flutter with Colour

Thumbnail Sketches

” The work of art is born of the intelligence’s refusal to reason the concrete.” Albert Camus

Luc Tessier paints hearts. This universal symbolic representation originated in antiquity in association with the fig leave, leading us straight to Dionysus, Greek god of wine, good food and sensuality.

The symbol gains its full significance over a period of time. It was first depicted in red (colour of blood) during the Middle Ages, imparting a carnal, corporal, physical and tangible dimension. It was then conventionally believed that human sentiments emanated from the heart, hence the symbol of sensuality was easily equated with the organ, an association that still holds to this day. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Michel Bois

Luc Tessier is represented by the following galleries:


Québec Art, 40 Notre-Dame Street, Quebec, Qc 418 692-8200 www.galeriequebecart.com

Galerie MP Tresart, 220 Hôtel-de-Ville Street, Durham-sud, Quebec, Qc 819 858- 2177 www.galeriemptresart.com


Galerie Dosha 922 Laurier Street, Beloeil, Qc 450 813-4737 www.dosha.ca

Guylaine Fournier, 104 Saint Jean Baptiste Street, Baie-Saint-Paul, Qc
. www.galerieguylainefournier.com

Galerie Le Bourget, 34 Saint-Paul Street west Montreal, Qc. www.leluxart.com

Luc Tessier paints hearts. This universal symbolic representation originated in antiquity in association with the fig leave, leading us straight to Dionysus, Greek god of wine, good food and sensuality…

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Danou-Lynn

Keeping an Element of Mystery

On Exhibit

Danielle Tremblay very early made the decision to use an artist’s name, first to dissociate herself from the great number of people bearing the Tremblay name in Quebec and also to manifest her uniqueness as a creator. “I don’t like comparisons, for even if we find commonalities among people or things, nothing is ever exactly the same,” states the artist.

Her family members having been calling her Danou since childhood, it is an obvious choice to which she adjoins her middle name. Hence not entirely fictitious as it is important for her to be herself and maintain her identity. Though it might seem trite at first glance, this simple merge offers us a glimpse of the two poles that characterise her works, namely the high level of imagination they display anchored in a basic style of figurative realism. Danou, is the unbounded wonder of youth, living in a fantasy world and connected to the very heart of creativity. Lynn, is the more formal setting that defines reality, man and his reflections, as well as the connections with matter. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Lisanne LeTellier

Art lovers may also visit her website at: www.danoulynn.com.

Danielle Tremblay very early made the decision to use an artist’s name, first to dissociate herself from the great number of people bearing the Tremblay name in Quebec and also to manifest…

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Pierre Poulin

The Art outsider

Delight in Discovery

A brief history of outsider art

The label “art brut” was used in 1945 by French painter Jean Dubuffet to describe art created by persons with no artistic culture. He thus built on the 1920 works and findings of Dr. Hans Prinzhon on the “art of the mentally ill” also called “asylum art”, and on Dr. Walter Morgenthaler’s 1921 study of psychiatric patient Adolf Wölfli, the most iconic asylum artist. While visiting psychiatric institutes in Switzerland and France, Dubuffet quickly gleaned a vast collection of such works that will be managed by the “Compagnie de l’art brut“, with which André Breton will for a time be associated. The term “outsider art” has since commonly been used as the English equivalent for “art brut”. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by HélèneCaroline Fournier

The label “art brut” was used in 1945 by French painter Jean Dubuffet to describe art created by persons with no artistic culture. He thus built on the 1920 works and findings of Dr. Hans Prinzhon on the “art of the mentally ill”…

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Carole Desgagné

Emotions Galore

Forms, Volume and Space

Originally from Saguenay, Carole Desgagné is primarily a woman of action who loves nature and the great outdoors. It’s to procure a second wind for her already well-established artistic career in her region that she decides to settle in Montreal.

Her audacity proves to be a winning move as her art then rapidly explodes and her visibility has incessantly increased over the last 5 years. Excited for what lays ahead, she already enjoys a high degree of public recognition which has awarded her many prizes and distinctions and lead her to the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, to name but one venue among all those she has conquered.

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Text by Lisanne Le Tellier

One can also visit her website at: www.caroledesgagne.com

Originally from Saguenay, Carole Desgagné is primarily a woman of action who loves nature and the great outdoors. It’s to procure a second wind for her already well-established artistic career in her region…

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