“Fashion becomes out of date, style never does!” – Coco Chanel
It’s by drawing and then moulding paper shapes on mannequins that the fashion designer has been able to elaborate his ideas, materialize his visions and realize his wishes. An initial outline always serving as starting point, which is also the case in painting and sculpture.
Chalk lines or ink threads on fine China or Japan paper. Silhouetted figures in an amalgam of lines in motion that capture the eye. In drawing as in sculpture, the fashion designer flouts rules and conventions to rather dive into an abundance of knowledge acquired through cultural sharing. He is constantly seeking to further extend the boundaries of creativity.
Text by Michel Bois
Jean-Claude Poitras at Galerie Québec Art, 40 Notre-Dame Street, Québec Qc . Vernissages: Septembre 14, 15, 16, 2016.
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It’s by drawing and then moulding paper shapes on mannequins that the fashion designer has been able to elaborate his ideas, materialize his visions…
Delight in Discovery
“Like an open-road traveller, I capture images, I absorb glances, occurrences, objects that touch my inner being. And, I transform them like an alchemist defying the test of time.” – Normand Ménard.
If there is one painter inevitably associated with the village of Val-David, it’s none other than Normand Ménard who has been a resident for 35 years. Whether visiting friends or local collectors, City offices or public places, you are almost certain to come upon a “Ménard”. The artist has had a prolific career and his production has remained constant through the years.
Text by Robert Lafontaine
Inspired by native art, our favorite untamed artist also sculpts totems which are integral parts of his artistic process. His forthcoming solo exhibition will be held in 2017, from February 2 to 26, on the magnificent “Place des Citoyens” in Sainte-Adèle. An occasion not to be missed. Walls are at the ready to receive Ménard’s works. I will be there, will you?
“Like an open-road traveller, I capture images, I absorb glances, occurrences, objects that touch my inner being…
Forms, Volume and Space
“We must content ourselves to discover and never try to explain.” – Georges Braque.
Bronze is a traditional material of ancient heritage. It is a preferred medium of sculptors due to the feasibility of juxtaposing in one élan sparkling smooth surfaces and textured details of minute finesse. This being said, the present day volition to produce artworks in bronze is interesting as it testifies to how perfectly this material can be adapted to contemporary expressions.
Texte by Michel Bois
Shokichi Sato is represented by : Galerie Jean-Pierre Valentin, Montréal ; Galerie Michel-Ange, Montréal ; Galerie Yvon Desgagnés, Baie-Saint-Paul ; Galerie Dimension Plus, Montréal ; Galerie d’art du Mont-Ste-Anne, Beaupré
Bronze is a traditional material of ancient heritage. It is a preferred medium of sculptors due to the feasibility of juxtaposing in one élan sparkling smooth…
The art of drawing
Great art has great presence. It has visual impact. It draws you to the work and holds your attention, partly because of the artist’s style, partly because of his or her subject matter.
Canadian artist John Gould (1929-2010) is recognized mostly for his consistently high quality, mesmerizing drawings, a medium he favored. “Painting and sculpture are slow and maddeningly indirect,” he writes, in John Gould Journals , 1996. “Art materials in all their bulky complexity have a way of overwhelming the work. All that labor is honorable, but it slows you down. That’s why I’ve spent my life drawing; it’s finally just me and the paper. To pull a line across the page is to feel a quickening of brain and muscle. To draw is to join real time.”
Text by John Norris
Photos are courtesy of the Roberts Gallery
Great art has great presence. It has visual impact. It draws you to the work and holds your attention, partly because of the artist’s style…