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Claude Picher (1927-1998)

Like a Rough Diamond from the Depths

Great Encounter

” I see the practice of art as a veritable incarnation of life, an excess, a folly, an infinity, a freedom, something organic that can take us much further than all sorts of travels .” Clémentine Célarié

An artist of such stature as Claude Picher cannot be invented. The painter’s successful career began while he was still in his teens. Appreciated by collectors across Canada as much as Jean Paul Lemieux, he quickly gained national notoriety. Voluntary, spontaneous and impulsive in character, he was also known for his political involvement and his acerbic critics towards the established systems that framed the field of visual arts. A look back at an artistic giant that has today almost been forgotten, but is still extremely topical!

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Text by Michel Bois

Claude Picher is represented by:

Galerie Douce Passion, 42 Notre-Dame St., in Québec

Galerie Perreault, 205 Saint-Paul St., in Québec

The writing team thanks these two galleries for the images provided

to illustrate this article.

 

 

An artist of such stature as Claude Picher cannot be invented. The painter’s successful career began while he was still in his teens. Appreciated by collectors across Canada as much as…

Juan Cristobal Pinochet Araya

There is Still So Much To Do!

On Exhibit

“I became an artist without being aware of it,” Juan Cristobal Pinochet Araya says. Art was such a great part of his life in Québec City. He arrived there from Chile at an early age. His mother was a painter and he got interested in art because he saw her working in her studio and he learned to stay quiet just watching her work because he was so fascinated. Having his mother’s studio at home and seeing her paint there, the brushes in jars and the tables and drawers full of tubes, was just so natural. Even as a youngster he was careful not to touch things because they could be covered in fresh paint. The result is that today, many years later, during his demonstrations, he could be wearing a white shirt and a good jacket and stay pristine.

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Text by Valerie Kent

Juan Cristobal Pinochet Araya is represented by :

Galerie Q

1521 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario, L0A 1C0

Tél. : (705) 944-8888

www.galerie-q.com

“I became an artist without being aware of it,” Juan Cristobal Pinochet Araya says. Art was such a great part of his life in Québec City. He arrived there from Chile at an early age. His mother was a painter and…

Louise Léveillé

Learning to See Beyond

Art in a Feminine Perspective

Louise Léveillé’s deep connection with nature undoubtedly serves as portal to a dimension that allows her to experience a sense of bliss, her whole being in total communion, profoundly at peace. Having long contended that the world extends far beyond our perception, the artist is able to embrace its full magnitude and attain a state of grace that gives her access to a spiritual plane far removed from her purely physical environment.

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Text by Lisanne LeTellier

Louise Léveillé’s deep connection with nature undoubtedly serves as portal to a dimension that allows her to experience a sense of bliss, her whole being in total…

Goran Hamsic

I Paint Because I Am not a Painter

Artist from Elsewhere

” Painting is the tip of the iceberg that inhabits me. “ Dali

At time of writing, Paris is besieged by deadly attacks. Bombs explode. Drive-by shootings are aimed at patrons of an outdoor café. Then, rounds of bullets are shot at an entire audience held hostage in a performance hall. Hundreds are dead. This, while no-one understands why. Goran Hamsic has known war. Every day, the pain of three bullets shot into his body is a constant reminder of the incomprehension and of the urgency of living the present moment. The man claims to have lost all illusions as to the meaning of life. He has seen people die all around him. Massacres. He says he’s not afraid to die. His only real outlet is painting. A time to feel alive again. Encounter with a man that has emerged from the depths of night.

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Text by Michel Bois

The artist is represented by Galerie Douce Passion, 42 Notre Dame Street,
Québec.

At time of writing, Paris is besieged by deadly attacks. Bombs explode. Drive-by shootings are aimed at patrons of an outdoor café. Then, rounds of bullets are shot at an entire audience…

Ginet Leblond

The Music Within her Paintings

Artist Profile

What is the magic quality that some artists have, that distinguishes their art work? What makes their paintings unique and recognizable?

Ginet Leblond’s work is suffused by a warm glow, joyous as at twilight. It can also be cold and solemn when the cold light creeps into the bones and the hot meal of the day is cooked over an open flame. Her paintings, with their historical and compelling subject matter, take on a life and lifetime of their own.

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Text by Valerie Kent

Ginet Leblond is represented by:

Galerie Q

1521 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario, L0A 1C0

Phone: (705) 944-8888

www.galerie-q.com

What is the magic quality that some artists have, that distinguishes their art work? What makes their paintings unique and recognizable?
Ginet Leblond’s work is suffused by a warm glow…

Yvon Lemieux

My Art and Journey

Painting a Country

Yvon Lemieux was born in the small parish of St. Pascal in Québec. He began painting at the age of 16; it has now been 50 years. Where does time go when you are having fun? Yvon started his artistic journey doing pencil drawings of the people he observed in the town square. He feels very lucky to have had a teacher in the eighth grade who was an artist and had displayed his paintings on the classroom walls. Yvon was soon trying to replicate what he saw; he began to play with colours, forms and shapes on canvas. Keen observation, drawing, composition and colour harmonies were the most difficult elements for him to learn.

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Text by Valerie Kent

Yvon Lemieux is represented by:

Galerie Q

1521 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario, L0A 1C0

Phone: (705) 944-8888

www.galerie-q.com

 

 

Yvon Lemieux was born in the small parish of St. Pascal in Québec. He began painting at the age of 16; it has now been 50 years. Where does time go when you are having fun? Yvon started his…

Nathalie Voisine

The Mystery and the Emotion

Thumbnail Sketches

“I firmly believe that art is a beautiful way to express my emotions, my moods. What motivates me is to find myself in my studio, in my own space, where I am with my brushes, my paints, my painting and I am able to challenge myself.”

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Text by Valerie Kent

Nathalie Voisine is represented by:

Galerie Q

1521 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario, L0A 1C0

Phone: (705) 944-8888

www.galerie-q.com

 

I firmly believe that art is a beautiful way to express my emotions, my moods. What motivates me is to find myself in my studio, in my own space, where I am…

Hélène Laplante

A Natural Presence

Forms, Volume and Space

Artist Hélène Laplante’s animal sculptures are not mere portrayals of their flesh and hair counterparts. Made of white resin with vaporous outlines, they evoke their furtive, almost ghostly presence in wild surroundings that are their natural habitats. The multidisciplinary artist thus seeks to give expression to the animal spirit, through the use of inert material.

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Text by Isabelle Gauthier

Artist Hélène Laplante’s animal sculptures are not mere portrayals of their flesh and hair counterparts. Made of white resin with vaporous outlines, they evoke their furtive…

Galerie Q

Art is Transformative

Portrait

Galerie Q is located at the four corners of Cavan, Ontario. It offers a unique collection of traditional and contemporary works of art displaying a range of stylistic expressions. Since Galerie Q opened in Cavan, it has represented talented and sought after artists from across Canada, and in particular, artists well known and loved in their home Province of Québec. These artists paint en plein air, and some research and paint historical vignettes of life and culture in Québec while others explore the diverse world of modern painting.

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Text by Valerie Kent

Galerie Q’s full collection can be viewed online at www.galerie-q.com.

Galerie Q

1521 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario, L0A 1C0

Phone: (705) 944-8888

 

Galerie Q is located at the four corners of Cavan, Ontario. It offers a unique collection of traditional and contemporary works of art displaying a range of stylistic expressions…

QUEBEC

In terms of National patrimony it looks as if this spring will bring in a bumper crop. In beautiful Quebec City the Musee National des beaux arts has been in the process of reorganizing itself with a new pavilion being due in 2015.

In the meantime a certain reshuffling has already taken place and the MNBAQ is reopening the Charles Baillairge Pavillion af ter restoring it, with four exhibitions in gal- leries dedicated to the following Quebec modern masters: Jean-Paul Lemieux: Of Si- lence and Space; Alfred Pellan: The Wide Awake Dreamer; Fernand Leduc: Painter of Light; and Jean-Paul Riopelle: Metamorphoses. The museum is also creating a permanent exhibition for Leduc, the first time the artist has been so honoured.

The exhibition offers lovers of Quebec modern art the opportunity to see several masterpieces which are currently held by private hands but which have been leant to the museum for a limited time.

These include Jean-Paul Lemieux’s Julie et L’universe, 1965, and 1910 remembered, 1962 which will be on view until June 30, 2014. As well Alfred Pellan’s most impres- sive murals, Canada Est and Canada Ouest, 1943, will be shown in Quebec for the first time since they were commissioned by the federal government in 1943.

Spring 2014

In terms of National patrimony it looks as if this spring will bring in a bumper crop. In beautiful Quebec City the Musee…

TORONTO

In Toronto the Art Gallery of Ontario is mounting Francis Bacon and Henry Moore which consists of over 60 works by the two major British artists. The show runs from april 5 to July 20, 2014. Each piece of Moore’s sculpture is matched with a painting by Bacon to explore the two’s joint obsession with form.

Spring 2014

In Toronto the Art Gallery of Ontario is mounting Francis Bacon and Henry Moore which consists of over 60…