“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…
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…
Painting a Country
« To paint is to cooperate with earth: it is imprinting a landscape with personal human sensibility that is thus forever modied.» – Marguerite Yourcenar
What a fantastic meeting! Most importantly, what an extraordinary body of work! It will have taken me three whole days to overcome the intense emotion I felt upon meeting this exceptional painter and beco-ming aware of her artistic creation and finally be able to jot down the first few words of the present text. Here is a landscape artist of the calibre of such masters as Ayotte, Rousseau, Thompson, to name a few. Yvette Boulanger’s contemporary artworks also convey a message of “green consciousness”, her themes mostly revolving around preservation of natural environments and wilderness; which places her work on a plane of social awareness that is currently highly relevant. She is also totally commit- ted to the protection of ancestral homes and barns that are part of Québec’s built heritage. In fact, I was welcomed by the ar- tist in her self-restored three-hundred-year- old home that constitutes a fabulous show- case for her art which she polishes each and everyday till it shines like a diamond and flows like a river.
By Michel Bois
What a fantastic meeting! Most importantly, what an extraordinary body of work! It will have taken me three whole days to overcome the intense emotion…