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SOLO EXHIBITION AT GalerieERGA

OCTOBER 13-16, 2022 GalerieERGA 6394 St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal

The solo exhibition I will present in Montreal October 13-16 will showcase the new path I have taken my art on over the last two years. LEGATO, music term meaning notes played in one breath, explores the absence relating to the passage of life cycles through faces and figures. Traces of people and events blurred by time are a palimpsest which I use to mold a presence over the absence.




I worked all summer creating paintings for my solo exhibition in a converted garage studio in Vermont. The twenty-five paintings forming this body of work intertwine with each other mainly by the atmosphere surrounding the subjects and the colour tone. In June I took a break to participate in an Encaustic workshop where I learned to transfer and embed images in wax paint. By using this process the faces I make naturally blend into the LEGATO series and I will inclue two small groupings in the exhibition.



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I am a Canadian expressive figurative painter originally from Quebec City.  I studied drawing and painting at the Visual Art Centre in Montreal and over the years followed numerous workshops with local and international artists. I added encaustic image transfers to my practice and started doing clay sculptures during  stays in Mexico. 

The faces and figures I paint are vectors to blurred impressions, memories and feelings I aim at rendering in an imagined world.  Gestural mark-making and an intuitive sense of colour result in painterly surfaces where fragile beings take form in a mode of expressive figuration.  

As I continue working with this series I discover new ways of expressing occurrences of absence that never cease to touch me. 

I work daily in my studio in Montreal where I live, except during summer months where I paint in Vermont in the garage I transformed into an open air studio.

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