To start the year 2021 your Magazin’Art hasn’t spared any efforts to fulfill your expectations towards visual arts. From monumental sculptures defying cosmic and terrestrial forces, from abstraction that weaves between reality and paradox, then from a painting style that rocks the spectator to another spellbinding as a waking dream, while otherwise highlighting the freedom of painting on site, of establishing links between human faces and animals, and finally crowning a 60 year career with a return to the colours of the Renaissance, such is composed this exceptional issue. We should also note that the Sur le radar section features 10 artists from the MRC Chaudière-Appalaches and, in line with our desire to allow for artists’ voices to be heard, 3 creators testify to their creative experience during a time of pandemic. We thank you for your readership and wish you Good reading! MB
To start the year 2021 your Magazin’Art hasn’t spared…
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts announced the appointment…
Françoise Pascals claims having inherited this taste for beauty and aesthetics from her father who was an architect and sculptor. “My childhood has been rocked by love of beauty. I grew up surrounded with books which I pored over for hours admiring the artworks of painters and sculptors of all eras. My eye was invariably attracted to the mastery of technique and colours of the great masters of the Renaissance. After reading many books, I was hooked; I had chosen my future career”, says the artist. While she choose an artistic career at 14 years of age, she is still active sixty years later for our greatest pleasure. A must!
by Alexandre D’Astous
Galerie Vigneault and the Internet
Françoise Pascals paintings are exhibited at Galerie d’art Vigneault in Repentigny, as well as on her website (fpascals.com). “The world of art and that of galleries have changed over the years. Everything seems to look the same nowadays and I find that sad.” Françoise Pascals’ works can be found in Québec, British Columbia, the United States and in Belgium where her love for renaissance painters is appreciated.
Françoise Pascals claims having inherited this taste for beauty and aesthetics…
A Wink from a Painter
“One day, a young girl agreed to pose for me while holding her cat in her arms. I noticed that they both had the same feline gaze, the same seriousness about them and shared great complicity. Yeux de chat, my first human/animal duo was born at the moment the animal and the model, in accord, turned towards my camera. Clic!” Here is a creation that overlaps the arbitrary boundaries of the conscious and the unconscious. Except the artist’s sources emanate from a privileged exchange with the animal kingdom. To be discovered!
by Michel Bois
It should be noted that this exhibition will resume after the numerous
cancellations due to the pandemic which have hindered the activities
of exhibition centres.
Marie Montiel is represented by Galerie Courtemanche,
820, rue Principale Ouest, Magog (QC) 819-843-2834
“One day, a young girl agreed to pose for me while holding…
Art in a Feminine Perspective
Madeleine Tailleur’s works reveal themselves in layers, as the viewer’s gaze takes time to wander over them to perceive the underlying diaphanous elements resting there, patiently waiting to catch the eye of the one who is willing to explore further. Women’s faces and silhouettes then unveil themselves in filigree, undulating in front of a background where transparent declinations of one tone create a soft and vaporous atmosphere. Her paintings thus offer a plurality of readings and interpretations, per everyone’s own perspective. A style of painting that transports us as in a waking dream. Pure magic!
by Lisanne Le Tellier
The art lover can find Madeleine Tailleur’s works at
Galerie Archambault (Lavaltrie), at Galerie Douce Passion (Québec)
as well as at Galerie Au P’tit Bonheur (La Malbaie).
A beautiful compilation of many of Madeleine Tailleur’s paintings
is also available in the form of a retrospective of her artistic journey.
“As my painting technique requires that I spend long periods of time
in front of my works to be able to decode them, something that many
people cannot do, I thought a book would allow a longer perusal time
and thus better appreciation of said works”, states the artist. 96 pages
of texts and images, available for the sum of $40,00 at 450-549-2740.
Madeleine Tailleur’s works reveal themselves in layers, as the viewer’s gaze takes time…
The paintings of the artist are simultaneously abstract and figurative. Here a tracing or a barely suggested silhouette, there a house, a human figure, a tree, a bicycle or a bird is skillfully introduced. Céline Martel does not appear to be a woman of brisk transitions, hence, in the image of her soft ambiance works that are meant to rock the viewer, her recent renditions remain true pictorial parables: a call to serenity. Inspiring art!
by Marie-France Bégis
To view the works of Céline Martel:
Galerie Urbania: arturbania.ca/celine-martel/
Galerie d’art de Miss Rey: lagaleriedemissrey.com
Virtual exhibition Rendez-vous Art contemporain:
The paintings of the artist are simultaneously abstract and figurative…
Painting a country
Open air painter Michel Normandeau, associated with the Tremblant region, has tackled the wind and other weather elements of the vast territory of the valley of La Rouge and the valley of La Diable. His palette holds all the secrets of the visual richness of these two Laurentian microcosms. The richness of the open spaces, the unique light, the sand banks on the river shores, the flight of the swallows and of migrating birds, all of it is close at hand to him, for the pleasure of our eyes. Pure enjoyment!
by Robert Lafontaine
Open air painter Michel Normandeau, associated with the Tremblant…
The vibrant paintings of Anne Thibault (Tibo) evoke a new dimension. From the depths of her ink tones to the fire of scarlet hues, enhanced with juxtaposed asperities, her body of work is a luminous adventure. The artist enjoys exploring duality and paradox; she delves into the ambiguity and troubled waters of the human mind. A body of work full of poetry.
The vibrant paintings of Anne Thibault (Tibo) evoke a new dimension..
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….
Form, volume and space
Established in Weedon, Eastern Townships, sculptor Chantal Gauvreau is without a doubt one of the most reputed artists of the Montérégie region and beyond, also known for her generous and enthusiastic personality.
Born in the Gaspésie region in a theatre loving family, she is passionate about travelling and reading. It is therefore without regret – we might even say without surprise – that she disregards her diploma in Economic science obtained from the University of Sherbrooke to initially turn towards jewellery design in order to give free reign to her creativity. Then she discovers the works of Patricio Rivera, Chilean sculptor and musician, who was forced to flee his country’s military dictatorship during the 70s. He established himself in Sherbrooke, Québec, where he created copper murals inspired from African primitive art. That’s when Chantal Gauvreau reorients her own artistic path towards metal sculpture. She quickly achieves success and, in 1990, receives the Eastern Townships Grand Award in Arts and crafts and becomes a member of the Sculptors Association of Montérégie.
Text by Catherine Guex
Established in Weedon, Eastern Townships, sculptor Chantal Gauvreau is without a doubt one of the most reputed artists…