Magazin'Art

2021

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

Season in art

Winter 2021

Metropolitan Region

MONTRÉAL

  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts announced the appointment of Mr. Stéphane Aquin as Director. For the past five years, Mr. Aquin has held the position of Chief Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., which is considered the United States’ national museum of modern and contemporary art. A native of Montreal, Mr. Aquin holds a master’s degree in Art History from the Université de Montréal. During an initial stay at the MMFA, from 1990 to 1992, he collaborated on the opening of the Jean-Noël-Desmarais Pavillion. He rejoined the MMFA team in 1998 as Curator of Contemporary Art, a position he held until February 2015. During his second stay at the MMFA, Mr. Aquin organized more than 40 exhibitions of Canadian and international artists, and greatly contributed to the institution’s image of excellence. The recognition Stéphane Aquin has acquired over the years, thanks in particular to his extensive knowledge, not only of modern and contemporary art, but of art history as a whole and the challenges facing museums today, has made him an important figure in the international museum world. His appointment as Director of the MMFA is therefore the logical continuation of an already impressive career. It is also in keeping with the MMFA’s commitment to pursue its development based on inclusion, diversity and innovation.
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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts announced the appointment…

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.

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

“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

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/

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

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

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

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