Jacques Chevalier’s near 50 years career as a professional painter has recently been enhanced with his new idea of establishing an art gallery within the premises of a seniors housing project, a first in Québec. As previous owner of two art galleries, Galerie Chevalier and Le reflet de l’art gallery in Old-Montreal, this initiative rests on these past experiences as well as on his broad knowledge of the field of arts.
Still imbued with the desire to create and his head full of ideas, Jacques Chevalier is not ready to set his brushes aside and pushes forward with new undertakings. Like his old friend Tex Lecor, Chevalier is one of the founding members of the Institut des arts figuratifs (IAF), one of the most prominent organisations that recognizes excellence in artistic practice. The artists’ consortium enjoys international repute, notably in France, Switzerland, Holland and the Caribbeans.
Galerie de la Rive, 7095 boul. Gouin Est, Montréal
Jacques Chevalier’s near 50 years career as…
With its simple lines and vibrant colours, Yves Doré’s art charms us and makes us smile. His distinctive subjects invoke memories of simpler times and betray the artist’s sense of humour. A quick wit and fanciful disposition, an illustrative style and a graphic approach constitute his visual signature.
Born in Montréal in 1942, the artist began drawing at a very early age. “The pencil promptly became my best friend.” Beyond any intent of becoming a professional artist, he engages in his favorite pastime for pure pleasure. His father recognizes his talent and suggests he attend courses in graphic arts and industrial drawing. He enjoys working in these fields and rapidly rises up the advertising world ladder. As Artistic Manager he works with numerous important clients. In this pre-computer era, the task is laborious and workweeks are highly intense. Yves Doré then paints occasionally, when he is able to enjoy some rare free time. From inception to execution, his graphic drawing career profoundly imprints his artistic expression. Now five years retired from his business career, he has become his only client and confers mandate and objectives towards his own projects.
Text by Isabelle Gauthier
Represented by Galerie Robert Senneville, Sherbrooke
With its simple lines and vibrant colours, Yves Doré’s art…
A Great Success Story
An art gallery, a family history, a passionate enterprise! Le Balcon d’art celebrates its 30th anniversary with pride, and rightly so: not everyone can sustain the delicate equation of sensitivity, good business sense and knowledge of the arts.
Texte by Isabelle Gauthier
An art gallery, a family history, a passionate enterprise! Le Balcon d’art celebrates its 30th anniversary with pride, and rightly so…
Forms, Volume and Space
THUIR (Catalonia, France), Winter 2011
The tramontana, that gale force wind from the Pyrénées, is fiercely blowing on the old town. In a corner of the city square, I am waiting for my husband, somewhat protected from the wind behind a bronze sculpture that is round, warm and maternal, next to a palm tree.
A little further on this same grassed area, next to an olive tree; a second bronze sculpture faces the first, powerful and imposing, representing Saint George overcoming the Dragon. Sant Jordi, the illustrious patron saint of Catalonia from South to North. I look for a signature to no avail, finding only initials. After investigation, I finally learn the name of the creator of these two superb bronze sculptures: Rosa Serra. As days go by, the intensity of the moment I experienced between these two sculptures fades away.
Text by Christiane Frenay
BIBLIOGRAPHY (Besides numerous articles in the press and magazines)
“Rosa Serra, Una visió monumental” (Art book, 238 pages) Author: Antoni Garrido, author, editor, art critique and founder of the “Fundació de la Premsa Comarcal de Catalunya”. Editor: Edicions el Bassegoda, Olot, 2008.
“Rosa Serra” (Art book, 238 pages) Introduction: Arcadi Calzada, editor. Texts: Josep Valls, philologist, author, art critique. Editor: Galeria d’Art Arcadi Calzada, Olot, 2008.
“Suite Olympique Rosa Serra” (Art book, 128 pages) Texts: Andreu Mercé Varela, sports journalist (Barcelona 1918-2011). Editor: Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland.
“Xavier Carbonell MANHATTAN” (Art book, 216 pages) Author: Ed McCormack, writing collaborator for Editors of Andy Warhol’s, who has written various articles on art and popular culture for Rolling Stone and The Village Voice, among others. Presently, with his wife Jeannie McCormack he publishes The New York Art Journal Gallery & Studio. Editor: Jadite Gallery, New York, 2010.
“Xavier Carbonell STILL LIFE” (Art book, 200 pages) Author: K. Mitchell Snow, author and art critique, essays and literature. Editor: Jacqueline Rothschild Fine Art, New York, 2001.
“Xavier Carbonell VIATGE I PINTURA” (Art book, 224 pages) Author: Josep Valls, author, biographer, art critique. Editor: Jadite Gallery, New York, 2014.
The tramontana, that gale force wind from the Pyrénées, is fiercely blowing on the old town. In a corner of the city square…