“The nomad, like the artist, will not on his journey unless he can envision a Promised Land.” – Jacques Attali
Dictionaries define the word voyage as a way or course taken, an attempt or undertaking, an enterprise, an expedition. Symbolically, a voyage illustrates the path one must follow to acquire knowledge or reach a higher spiritual dimension. The pilgrim’s voyage always brings him back to his point of departure. The soul’s voyage expresses a search for happiness, truth and immortality. Physical movement infers the conquest of new territory. A voyage is a long journey of exploration and discovery.
All definitions befitting in fact the timeless works of painter Joseph-Richard Veilleux as intermediaries between the world of the spirit and the wold of the living. Observe the precarious boats swaying through the tides, winds and waves! Watch the blue of the sea coalesce with the blue of the sky! See the passengers’ worried faces as they try to protect themselves with fragile umbrellas against the soaring elements splitting the atmosphere!
Text by Michel Bois
Joseph-Richard Veilleux r.c.a. will be showing his works at Galerie Bernard in Montréal from August 18 to September 17, 2016. Opening August 17, in presence of the artist.
“The nomad, like the artist, will not on his journey unless he can envision a Promised Land.” – Jacques Attali…
“People should learn to see things for themselves and not take advice.” – Renoir
Defending the creations of a painter’s unfettered imagination is a freedom some are still reluctant to embrace. Yet, the irrational osmosis between art and life, the lyrical outpourings, the intuition of mystery and the unforeseen discoveries, allow the greatest possible enrichment of the painting as a whole, thus revealing the inner core of its creator.
Text by Michel Bois
Gérard Dansereau is represented by : Galerie Michel-Ange, Montreal, Galerie d’art Iris, Baie-Saint-Paul, Galerie d’art Vincent, Château-Laurier, Ottawa, Galerie Linda Verge, Quebec City, Galerie d’art La Corniche, Chicoutimi, Galerie Robert Senneville, Sherbrooke, Galerie Coup de Coeur, Saint Jean-Port-Joli, Liss Gallery, Toronto.
Defending the creations of a painter’s unfettered imagination is a freedom some are still reluctant to embrace. Yet, the…