Lorraine Pritchard Cadence
Exhibition: November 29 to December 21
Vernissage: Thursday November 28 at 6 pm
Lorraine Pritchard’s pictorial world uses patterns through ideas of repetition and variation. While the patternings of Cadence are neither geometric nor based on mathematics, nonetheless they find common ground in notions of the naturalness of rhythms. Pritchard’s work is thus more contemplative than descriptive or symbolic.
Reuel Dechene Chase
Exhibition: January 10 to February 1
Vernissage: Thursday January 9 at 6 pm
Reuel Dechene’s animated light works play with meaning and evoke varying aesthetics from camp and kitsch to the ironic and philosophically laden. Working with Christmas lights and found objects, Dechene’s works are evocative of amusement park rides or neon signage of a bygone city.
Shireen Kamran Soul Matters
Exhibition: February 7 to March 1
Vernissage: Thursday February 6 at 6 pm
Shireen Kamran explores the intersections and tensions between the representational and the abstract. Akin to perception, and perhaps even reality, her paintings oscillate between image and idea. Cultural displacement and the mnemic traces of people and places encountered are reflected in a body of work that is both chaotic and sublime.
Exposition: March 7 to 29
Vernissage: Thursday March 6 at 6 pm
Michel Daigneault’s paintings play on both sides of the borderbetween abstraction and figuration, without ever pledging allegiance to either. He deploys the strategies of suggestion and allusion in order to open a multitude of windows onto a set stage of competing realities.
Annual Student Exhibition 2014
Exhibition: April 4 to 19
Vernissage: Thursday April 3 at 6 pm
Students registered in the Centre’s School of Art are invited to exhibit their work. The exhibition includes a variety of media and gives students the opportunity to exhibit in the context of a professional gallery. It’s also a chance to appreciate the great diversity of creative activity that takes place at the Centre.
Pirates de l’art
Curator: Robert Poulin
Exhibition: May 2 to 24
Vernissage: Thursday May 1 at 6 pm
Robert Poulin curates an exhibition that brings together the unique works of artists whose practices thrive outside the norm. Pirates de l’art showcases drawings and paintings that make use of a kind of figurative narration that is at times provocative. The works unlock the doors of a world both rebellious and strange, situated outside the very notion of so-called “High art”.
Suzelle Levasseur Pyro
Exhibition: May 30 to June 21
Vernissage: Thursday May 29 at 6 pm
Suzelle Levasseur presents works emanating from her telluric inquiry into the fire of the smithy. This symbolic referent brings us to the centre of the visual and sensorial universe of the artist’s childhood wherein her father was a blacksmith. Fire and its variations have determined the gesture, mark making and chromatic intensity of this body of work, revealed here in a variety of formats.