Song Nan Zhang

Brown’s Hill – Sara Peck Colby, Renée Duval, Holly King, Peter Krausz and Song Nan Zhang
Invited Curator : JoAnn Meade

Song Nan Zhang

Vernissage: Thursday May 25 at 6 pm
Exhibition: Mai 26 to June 17, 2017

The McClure Gallery is honoured to feature this exhibition, in collaboration with the Colby-Curtis Museum of Stanstead, Brown’s Hill, curated by JoAnn Meade. The exhibition brings together five artists and their unique perspectives on a singular landscape. Intersecting Chemin Amy, in the Eastern Township of Stanstead, is an undulating gravel road named “Brown’s Hill”. This is farming country — both cattle and produce. Arriving at the summit of a particular hill on this road on a fine summer’s day, one is suddenly swept up by a pleasurable rush of emotions. The first experiences are of wonder and awe, but they slowly give way to a pervasive sense of fecundity and tranquility, as seemingly endless rolling hills, valleys and verdant farmlands recede in all directions to a distant range of mountains and sky.

How would an artist interpret this site? The question was posed to five very diverse and accomplished artists, not necessarily or primarily landscape painters, but steeped in the inspiration landscape has to offer. Their visual interpretations form the basis of this exhibition.

The exhibition at the Colby-Curtis Museum will be from July 7th to July 30th.

SARA PECK COLBY lives and works in Montreal. She has exhibited her painting in Montreal since the early 70s, including solo exhibitions at Gemst Gallery, Galerie Soleil, as well as Centaur Theatre Gallery.

RENÉE DUVAL lives and works in Montreal. She has exhibited throughout Canada, the U.S. and France and has a number of works in both public and corporate collections. She is currently the Gallery Exhibitions Director of the McClure Gallery at the Visual Arts Centre.

HOLLY KING teaches at Concordia University and is represented by Art Mûr Gallery in Montreal. Her photographs have been exhibited in various solo and group exhibition across Canada and internationally and she has also executed various public art commissions.

PETER KRAUSZ was born in Romania and is a professor at the University of Montreal. His paintings have been exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions across Canada and internationally. His works are part of many public and corporate collections.

SONG NAN ZHANG was born in Shanghai in China where he studied art. He pursued his studies in Paris before he immigrated to Canada. Since 1991, his works have been shown in various group and solo exhibitions in Canada and China.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday to Friday 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm

Brown's Hill CoverBrown’s Hill – Sara Peck Colby, Renée Duval, Holly King, Peter Krausz and Song Nan Zhang
Invited Curator : JoAnn Meade

45 pages (15 colour reproductions)
English / French
ISBN : 978-1-926492-15-5
McClure Gallery, 2017
Available : McClure Gallery
$24.95 + tax