The McClure Gallery is pleased to announce a solo-exhibition by Quebeçois painter Ianick Raymond. Driven by a desire to tinker with visual reflexes, Raymond creates pictorial spaces that at first glance seem obvious, but whose complexity is revealed by degrees as the viewer comes into contact with their materiality. The work in this exhibition creates a visual path through the gallery, with painted and printed traces merging that provoke complex optical ‘disturbances’ and ask the question “How is it done?”.
The artist will offer an in-person guided tour of the exhibition on October 6th, which will also be diffused virtually. Please join us for an in-person Art Hive with Raymond on October 29, in which the artist will guide participants through exercises in optical illusion and visual abstraction. Art Hive’s are free art-making workshops open to everyone. No previous art making experience required. The Visual Arts Centre is a community art centre that operates The McClure gallery, an arts outreach program and a school of art.
Ianick Raymond’s work tends to expand the way we conceive and perceive painting. A finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2011, he completed a master’s degree in visual and media arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2017. For the past ten years, his work has been shown across Canada and has benefited from numerous grants (SSHRC, FRQSC, CALQ, CAC). He has also carried out several projects integrating art with architecture and the environment, including the one for the new Radio-Canada building. His work can be found in many private, corporate, and institutional collections.