Exhibition: February 3 to 25, 2023
Vernissage and Artist-guided gallery tour: February 2 at 6 pm
Art Hive with Sébastien Gaudette (in-person): February 25, 10:30 am to 1 pm
Entitled Géométrie Verticale, the exhibition will be built around the themes of mimicry, trompe-l’oeil, gesture and trace. This production could be described as a staging on paper between drawing, sculpture and writing. The concept will be to explore the richness that will emerge from their opposite nature and where their contrast will create narrative languages between opposing compositional systems, but used for their complementarity. This work, executed with meticulous technical know-how, will highlight various approaches where the materiality brings a new narrative dimension to the paper.
Sébastien Gaudette is an artist who lives and works in Montreal (Canada). After his university studies in visual and media arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), he began his research around the medium of paper, exploring the multiple facets of paper crumpling, from which he creates perfect trompe-l’œil through drawing, writing and sculpture.
Gaudette’s work has been exhibited in various venues in Quebec and Canada, including the Museums of Fine Arts of Sherbrooke and Mont-Saint-Hilaire, the Museums of Bas-Saint-Laurent, the Centre national d’exposition de Jonquière and the Cirque du Soleil. He has also participated in charitable events, including the auction of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides. On the international scene, he has been invited to exhibit at the Art Helix Gallery in Brooklyn, in addition to having presented his work at several international fairs, including Art on Paper in Miami, Seattle Art Fair as well as the Papier Art Fair in Montreal. The artist has also completed several research residencies in Canada and the United States which have allowed him to explore his creative process in different contexts. Some of his works are now part of public and private collections.
The artist’s work is represented by Robertson Arès Gallery (Montreal), by Subject Art Gallery (New York) as well as at the Goutal Gallery (France).