The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has done something a little out of the ordinary that has the potential to increase the arc of Nova Scotian artists.
Under the heading of Terroir: A Nova Scotia Survey, running through to January 15, 2017 the gallery is presenting the works of 19 Nova Scotian artists working in the province, mining its history and culture through a diversity of production.
The interesting thing about the exhibition is that the artists featured in it all were chosen from an open call for participants. As a result there is a mix of established and emerging artists working in a variety of fields including painting, weaving, sculpture, printmaking video and installation.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has done something a little out of the ordinary that has the potential to increase the arc of Nova Scotian artists…
“In engraving as in painting, the outline, the sketch and the drawing do not constitute form, but rather a personal way of depicting which helps understand the form.” – Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Crossing the threshold of Rodolphe Duguay’s atelier is both exciting and fascinating. The surreal impression of finding oneself inside an early 20th century Paris artist studio is unescapable. Whiffs of oil paint. e painter’s palette. The beret. The engraving workshop with gouges neatly aligned on the wall. The oversized window open to the north light. Then there is the mezzanine, nerve center for poet Jeanne L’Archevêque, the painter’s wife. Everything is there! This is more than a patrimonial jewel, it provides visitors with a sense of passage towards the timelessness of creation.
Text by Michel Bois
Musée des religions du monde,
900, boulevard Louis-Fréchette, Nicolet, Québec
Maison et atelier Rodolphe-Duguay, 195, rang Saint-Alexis, Nicolet, Québec
Musée de L’Hôtel des postes,
16, rue Laurier Ouest, Victoriaville, Québec
Musée de la culture populaire,
200, rue Laviolette, Trois-Rivières, Québec
Crossing the threshold of Rodolphe Duguay’s atelier is both exciting and fascinating. The surreal impression of finding oneself inside an early 20th century Paris…
Delight in Discovery
The Dali of printmaking
On the phone, the voice is joyful; the melodious accent titillates the ear. I am speaking with Christine Argillet, daughter of Pierre Argillet, collector, highly talented publisher and printer of Salvador Dali’s major etchings. The conversation is filled with anecdotes and complicit laughter stemming from a shared common passion for the works of the Master, with whom she was well acquainted and interacted on a daily basis till she turned seventeen.
Text by Michel Bois
Galerie Ambiance, 81, Saint-Paul Street East, Montréal, 514-396- 6670, from October 18, 2014.
On the phone, the voice is joyful; the melodious accent titillates the ear. I am speaking with Christine Argillet, daughter…