Forms, Volume and Space
Mega-sculptures have their own communication code, a unique visual grammar. With the enigmatic nature of their language, their creators are unique raconteurs. We sometimes hear that artists provide the link between cosmic and earthly forces. A good sculptor, says Côté, is one that is able to render what he wishes to express while ensuring that viewers understand his message. A must read!
Mega-sculptures have their own communication code, a unique visual grammar….
Forms, Volume and Space
“In nature, everything always has a purpose. If you understand this purpose, you no longer need experience.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
Charles Nadeau has earthly hands and an eye imbued with poetry. Hands that directly connect with clay, wood and stone. He has always been aware of it. But the man has only given free rein to his creativity over the past twenty years, the hazards of life inevitably leading towards one’s ultimate destiny.
Having studied in the fields of Industrial Relations and Political Sciences at Laval University, the man has now retired from a lengthy career in the hotel industry. He is henceforth polishing shapes that allow him to reach the pinnacle of his personal fulfilment. A passion entwined with bohemian romanticism that forever inhabited him, until the appropriate moment.
Text by Michel Bois
Galerie Abel Badeau : 1499, rue Provancher, Cap-Rouge, Qc 418-262-7230
Charles Nadeau has earthly hands and an eye…
Forms, Volume and Space
“Throughout their career paths, artists are faced with various challenges and demands. These events allow them to set bases for new research, further develop a subject, experiment with new techniques and thus open themselves to new possibilities. Whatever the creative context may be, symposium, artistic residence or public art contest, artworks have a story and reasons to exist.” Nathalie Racicot, Commissionner, De l’idée au geste exhibition 2018.
In the world of art, a creator is often defined according to his artistic practice in the mind of spectators. However, some creators manifest such versatility of genres and maintain a creative rapport with such a variety of materials that the usual characterizing nomenclatures cannot apply. Sculptor, textile artist, multidisciplinary artist and hybrid practice specialist, Carole Baillargeon is simultaneously all of that and much more.
Text by Marie-France Bégis
To know more about Carole Baillargeon’s body of work:
De l’idée au geste at the Maison Hamel-Bruneau, Sainte-Foy-Sillery borough, Québec, from Septembre 18 to December 16, 2018
Ainsi…/ Thus… at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, CCFM, Winnipeg, from December 13, 2018 to February 7, 2019
“Throughout their career paths, artists are faced…
Forms Volume and Space
« Sculpture is glowing memory. » — Miguel Angel Asturias
The air is crisp and invigorating. Immaculate snow covers the ground. Admiring the scenery and keeping an eye out for deer darting through the valleys, I make my way towards an artist studio set on the heights of a country road that leads to infinity. On this perfect Saturday afternoon, I am meeting with Marie-Claude Demers, the outstandingly talented and generous artist who dwells here. Her sculpture work in bronze is more than formidable, it is magical, sublime, and bearer of happiness. Detail-oriented and monumental, it is an absolute delight!
By Michel Bois
Her artworks can be found at:
Atelier Marie-Claude Demers, 418-453-3351
Musée du bronze, 1760, ch. Dublin, Inverness, QC, 418-453-2101
Galerie Jeannine Blais, 100, rue Main, C.P. 90, North Hatley, QC, J0B 2C0, 819-842-2784
Galerie dʼart Iris, 30, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Baie-Saint-Paul, QC, G3Z 1L9, 418-435-0224
Galerie dʼart La Marée Montante, 1317, chemin Royal, Saint-Laurent, Île d’Orléans, QC, G0A 3Z0, 418-828-1859
Galeries dʼart Beauchamp, email@example.com 1-877-694-2244
The air is crisp and invigorating. Immaculate snow covers the ground…
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…
Form, Volume and Space
Born in Barcelona, Xavier Raventós is Catalan, as have been many preceding ge- nerations. Xavier, ‘Javier’ in Spanish, has an Inuit sculptor’s eye who, readying himself to work on bare rock of the Great North, seeks the specific piece of stone that already embodies a bird, another ani- mal or a human form. Others, sculptors and poets, walk the beaches to pick-up whatever the sea has abandoned in the sand such as pieces of driftwood whitened by salt and polished by surf. Xavier Raventós, for his part, collects scrap metal; corroded objects that bear ingrained history which they recount to him, no lon- ger silent witnesses of an ancestral life.
By Christiane Frenay
Meeting set-up through the intermediary of Mrs. Anny Alric, Director, organization of Exhibitions at the Médiathèque of Céret, France.
Born in Barcelona, Xavier Raventós is Catalan, as have been many preceding ge- nerations. Xavier, ‘Javier’ in Spanish…
There is something new in Montreal. Something bold and explosive in talent that makes pedestrians open their eyes wide with delight and automobiles slow down abruptly; something that sprinkles exoticism and magic at the angle of Sherbrooke and Saint-Laurent Streets. Indeed, since November 19th, 2013, a huge siren named Baladi, an impressive and majestic five me- ter sculpture, bedazzles all those who cross her path. Designed and realized by Mon- treal sculptor Joe Jbeily, it spreads out in orange-coloured and sunny cedar wood. Sensually, she unfolds her veil of steel cables, a distinguishing feature of the artist’s work. Installed in front of the premises of the branding Agency TM, whose founder and president is Jbeily, it preluded the inau- guration of the sculptor’s art gallery, Gallery 65, where his work is exhibited.
Source : Agence TM
There is something new in Montreal. Something bold and explosive in talent that makes pedestrians open their eyes wide with delight…
After creating eight new maquettes in the spring of 2013, the last of which was instinctively assembled late one night from leftover strips of Styrofoam, glued together and left on her work table to dry. When Susan received a call to show her sculptures she left this final maquette in the display only to be told that this singular piece, so unlike the others, was the one chosen by the MUCH Art Committee to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lachine hospital and to welcome its presence into the McGill University Health Center.
By Susan Stromberg
François ouimet, Parti Libéral du Québec. Normand Rinfret, directeur général et CEo du Centre de santé de l’Université McGill Susan Stromberg, sculpteure Claude Dauphin, maire de Lachine
Edgar Rouleau, maire de Dorval
After creating eight new maquettes in the spring of 2013, the last of which was instinctively assembled…