Magazin'Art

Galerie Québec Art

Caine Harris

As Profoundly Authentic as Possible

New Figuration

“My brush-strokes start in nothing and they end in nothing, and in- between you find the image.” – Karel Appel

The works of Caine Harris displayed at Galerie Québec Art constitute an unexpected and formidable gift of creation in the city of Québec. There is absolutely no commonplace with the clichéd works over-exhibited in surrounding galleries. Whether taking into account the taste of art collectors or of passing tourists, a gallery should also dare to show unusual pieces of incomparable quality. Far from decorative or insipid eye-catching illustrations, Caine Harris’ works are extremely expressive. The proud New Brunswicker is a self-thought and brilliant artist.

21 x 17 in

21 x 17 in

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Text by Michel Bois

Caine Harris is représente by Galerie Québec Art 27 and 40, Notre-Dame Street, Québec. QC 418-692-8200 

The works of Caine Harris displayed at Galerie Québec Art…

Sophie Lévesque

In Search of Lost Time

Delight in Discovery

“Our souvenirs fade with the passage of time, but what is memory if not an act of the imagination!” – Lindsay Clarke

A warm and cozy atmosphere. Soft lights deliciously dimmed. Victorian furniture a bit dated in appearance. We are in painter Sophie Lévesque’s secret garden, where flourish souvenirs, sentiments and intimate visions to be shared. A place where time is dissected into an array of visual parcels. Here a bull’s-eye window, there a wobbly chair or table.

Sophie Lévesque juggles with the notions of space and the passing of time, as others do with shapes. In brief, she knows how to reconstruct a universe around objects with a particular and fascinating viewpoint.

Une journée dorée, oil on masonite, 24 x 36 in

Une journée dorée, oil on masonite, 24 x 36 in

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Text by Michel Bois


Sophie Lévesque is represented by Galerie Québec Art, 40, rue Notre-Dame, Québec 418-692-8200

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A warm and cozy atmosphere…

France Marcotte

A Life of Art and Passion

Portrait 

“The most beautiful of jobs is living off one’s passion.” – François Salvat de Montfort

Twenty-seven years ago, France Marcotte was, rather matter-of-factly, visiting an art gallery when she suddenly fell in love with a Normand Hudon painting. It depicted a priest enjoying himself while sliding down a snowy slope with children.

“I had a big smile on my face,” fondly recalls France Marcotte, still under the charm of her first artwork acquisition. “It was all just perfect, including the respectful attitude of the gallery owner while he declared his contagious admiration for Normand Hudon’s creation. I had no knowledge about art. I started reading Magazin’Art and hastily visiting galleries.

Bruno Côté, Canadian Dreamscape, oil, 24 x 36 in

Bruno Côté, Canadian Dreamscape, oil, 24 x 36 in

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Text by Michel Bois

Galerie Douce Passion, 42A, rue Notre-Dame, Québec
418-648-9292

Galerie Québec Art, 40, rue Notre-Dame, Québec et 27, rue Notre-Dame (Place Royale), Québec
418-692-8200

Twenty-seven years ago, France Marcotte was, rather matter-of-factly…

Oriental Diamond

I-Chun Jenkins

Artist from Elswhere

“A vocation is having to craft one’s passion.” – Stendhal.

A true gem of creativity awaits visitors on the walls of Galerie Québec Art, located on Notre-Dame Street in Québec City. Whether Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, French, American or Canadian, a wide audience recognizes and values originality and distinction.

We are here in presence of formidable works of high aesthetics and ingenuity, skillfully designed with a know-how that spans the boundaries of fine crafts and visual arts. The whole derives from a vision and an acute sensitivity of foreign provenance, to be sure.

Grudge, woven paper, 7 x 5 in

Grudge, woven paper, 7 x 5 in

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Text by Michel Bois

I-Chun Jenkins is represented by Galerie Québec Art, 40, rue Notre-Dame, Québec (Québec) 418 692-8200

A true gem of creativity awaits visitors on the walls of Galerie Québec Art…

Nancy Létourneau

In Tune with her Creative Instinct

Delight in Discovery

The creations of Nancy Létourneau may branch out in various directions without immediate apparent connection, but this variety becomes significant when we reflect on her artistic process. Although trained as a graphic designer on which she could build a career, she chose to curb rational thinking and rather tackle the art of painting by letting her left cerebral hemisphere direct each one of her gestures.

Any perfectionist reliant on constant self-control would find this operating mode highly challenging. Her emotions, even the most secret, she regards as a pool of ideas into which she can dive to reach a depth that will allow her to express what dwells in her soul. A simple attraction towards exploring a new material or a new technique may lead her forward on this path, but always following an intuitive approach, free of any expectation. Her desires may of course ensue from some general intention, but Nancy Létourneau never confines herself to any restraint, even less to an ambition. “I try to avoid being preoccupied with the hope of attaining a precise result, which would impede the free circulation of my internal energy. It is an act of thrust and of release that always leads me towards a destination in symbiosis with my uniqueness, although a priori I am ignorant as to the point of arrival,” states the artist.

Fusion (Au jardin Series)

Fusion (Au jardin Series)

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Text by Lisanne Le Tellier

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The creations of Nancy Létourneau may branch out in various directions…

Rest area - Photo : Sophie Thibault

Sandra Veillette

Breath of the Forest

Forms, Volume and Space

Akin to precious jewelry cases, Sandra Veillette’s delicate art preserves the ephemeral beauty of nature. Collected with emotion and delicately assembled, these unique organic works of art are mounted on magnets so they may be displayed in an original and modular fashion.

Since early childhood in Abitibi, Sandra Veillette has been acquainted with the striking immensity of nature. Nature as it is featured on postcards from Canada: its forest, its skies, its fauna. Raised by her grandparents, she accompanies her nature-loving grandfather on fishing trips and goes snowmobiling under a full moon. In silence and idleness she becomes very observant and soon starts collecting stones and dried flower buds. At eleven years of age she moves to Montréal and enters boarding school. Under the nuns’ guidance, she practices diverse forms of applied art such as pottery, enamel and charcoal. She is quite adept at drawing and briefly considers entering the field of fashion design.

Petit plaisir - Photo : Sophie Thibault

Petit plaisir – Photo : Sophie Thibault

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Text by Isabelle Gauthier

Represented by:
Galerie Québec Art (exclusive for Québec)
Balcon d’Art, Saint-Lambert
Musée Colby-Curtis, Stanstead

Akin to precious jewelry cases, Sandra Veillette’s delicate art…

Jean-Claude Poitras

Above All, I am a Creator

On Exhibit

“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. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


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Jean-Claude Poitras at Galerie Québec Art, 40 Notre-Dame Street, Québec Qc . Vernissages: Septembre 14, 15, 16, 2016.
For information: 418 692-8200

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…

Hibou II , 24 x 24 po

Michel Blouin

Being True to Oneself – In Praise of Artistic Creation

Contemporary realism

“Art never comes to rest in the beds we’ve made-up for it.” – Jean Dubuffet

Those are the words by which Michel Blouin welcomed me to his Île d’Orléans home. Some sort of warning, I guess, but I was pleased to hear it. For the artist never dwells in the conformity of déjà-vu. To be able to take this stand, he has read all he could about art, and has visited a great number of exhibitions, locally and abroad. He was able to form a clear idea about the authenticity of self-expression in the visual arts.

A self-taught painter of undeniably unique talent, poet and musician, it’s refreshing to hear the artist speak of spontaneous art, without any form of academic pretention and conforming to no established aesthetic standards. Dubuffet would be speaking of “raw art” or “mediumistic painting”. As if a diamond in the rough was present in each of us, the facets of which we would need to polish to achieve the greatest possible luminescence.  Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Michel Bois

Michel Blouin is represented by: Galerie Québec Art, 40, rue notre-Dame, à Québec. Tel. : 418 692-8200

“Art never comes to rest in the beds we’ve made-up for it.” – Jean Dubuffet…