The English text will follow after the pictures.
Ambiguïté – Ceci est ma première exposition à Montréal, ma ville natale.
L’exposition sera présentée jusqu’au 3 juillet 2017 à la galerie / librairie Bonheur d’occasion, située au 1317 avenue Mont-Royal est, Montréal, QC.
Le vernissage aura lieu le jeudi 22 juin de 18:00 heures à 20:00 heures.
La galerie est ouverte tous les jours de 10:00 heures à 21:00. Exceptionnellement, la galerie fermera à 18:00 heures le vendredi 23 juin et sera fermée le samedi 24 juin 2017.
Voici quelques images de mes tableaux dans la galerie. J’en ajouterai lors de mon prochain texte.
Ambiguity – This is my first exhibition in Montreal, my hometown.
The exhibition will be on until Monday, July 3, 2017 at Bonheur d’occasion gallery and bookshop, located at 1317 Mont-Royal avenue East, Montreal, QC.
The opening reception will be on Thursday, June 22 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The gallery is open every day from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Exceptionally, the gallery will close at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 23 and will be closed all day on Saturday, June 24.
Here are a few pictures of my paintings in the gallery. I’ll include more in my next post.
Endless Sky. Oil painting on canvas. 96 cm x 122 cm (36″ x 48″).
Blue in Green No 1 and No 2. Oil paintings on canvas. No. 1 – 61 cm X 51 cm (24″ X 20″); No. 2 – 51 cm X 61 cm (20″ X 25″).
Silent Space. Oil painting on canvas. 28 cm X 36 cm (11″ X 14″).
Magenta Sky. Oil on canvas. 76 cm X 61 cm (30″ X 24″)
Black and white. The colours of the night. Artists have long portrayed the night in music, in poetry, in film, in painting. The night hides mysteries that cannot be fully told, that cannot be fully understood. I’ve had a special relationship with my paintings where colour creates the illusion of black and grey and white. This new work, Black and White No. 20 removes all colour, becomes more opaque, impenetrable. Like the night. Like a cold night.
Black and White No. 20. Oil painting on canvas. 36″ x 30″ (91 cm x 76 cm). Original painting by Jacques Descoteaux
Over the years, I’ve always come back to some of my favourite colours – for example, my Black and White series. A friend recently suggested that I start working in brighter colours than I had been using, that I “go grazy” as she said. Here are two pieces from a series in started working on – I’ll call it my Fuchsia series. I created four paintings over a few days, two of which have now gone to a new home.