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Gallery Artists:

Hamilton Aguiar
Kevin Barrett
G. Rodo Boulanger
Greg Calibey
Paul Chester
Michele Dangelo
Charles Dwyer
Elisabeth Estivalet
Liz Gribin
Johanna Harmon
Peregrine Heathcote
Ron Hicks

Larry Horowitz
France Jodoin
Odile Kinart
Sebastian Kruger
Yingzhao Liu
Ramon Lombarte
Joseph Lorusso
Tim Merrett
Nadee
Paul Oxborough
Virginia Peck
Jessica Pisano
Jean Richardson
Pauline Roche
Marlene Rose
Randy Stevens
Steven Stroud
Andy Summers
Thom Surman
Jeffrey Terreson
Gideon Tomaschoff

Lynne Windsor
Ronnie Wood

Additional Select Artists:
(see all)

Scott Addis
Yoel Benharrouche
Romero Britto
Jim Buckels
Michel Delacroix
Domonique Dorie
Charles Fazzino
Brian Fox
David Gerstein
Jurgen Gorg
Hessam
Ted Jeremenko
Willi Kissmer
Hisaku Kobayashi
David Krakov
Sam Park
Thomas Pradzynski
Charlotte Reine
James Rizzi
Dr. Seuss
Mackenzie Thorpe
Don Wilks

 

Simple
Short Stories

Rare signs of a human presence, the sailboats of France Jodoin seem defenseless before the violence and immensity of the sea, lost at the point where it merges with the sky. Creating silhouettes of boats without sails, barely sketched in, tossed by the turbulent waves or floating in the mist of calmer seas, her sea-scapes are at the same time studies of traditional subjects in art history and a reflection on pictorial space. In the same way, the work of Kevin Somnor is nourished by ambiguities. Specifically, he matches bits of classical subjects - flowers, fruits, still lives, horses - with a more contemporary technique, a spontaneous brush-stroke, a texture modern and fluid, with a powerful colorization.

Both artists bring time to a halt, freeze a moment, tell a story or a narrative, in a space where a strange sadness or a vivid emotion is expressed by a deep comprehension of a painting itself, by the exploration of texture, between a kind of reality and an evident theatricality.

As with their horses, or their ships, they seem to exemplify both sturdiness and fragility, which makes of them a duo of complementary artists as well as an appealing couple. It is not surprising then that their work is now united in this exhibition of the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke.

It was an undeniable pleasure working with these two artists in 2009, for the Salon du Printemps, and it is with great joy that we present them again to tell you their Simple Short Stories.

 

-Sarah Boucher
Conservatrice
Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

 
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