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Gallery Artists:

Scott Addis
Hamilton Aguiar
Craig Alan
Kevin Barrett
Greg Calibey
Richard Callner
Michael Carson
Nancy Chaboun
Paul Chester
Michele Dangelo
Charles Dwyer
Elisabeth Estivalet
Susan Gheyssari
Liz Gribin
Johanna Harmon
Peregrine Heathcote
Ron Hicks

Larry Horowitz
France Jodoin
Sebastian Kruger
Yingzhao Liu
Ramon Lombarte
Tim Merrett
Jean Richardson
Pauline Roche
Marlene Rose
David Michael Slonim
Steven Stroud
Andy Summers
Jeffrey Terreson
Ronnie Wood
Treacy Ziegler

Additional Select Artists:
(see all)

Yoel Benharrouche
G. Rodo Boulanger
Romero Britto
Jim Buckels
Michel Delacroix
Carol Diamond
Dominique Dorie
Brian Fox
David Gerstein
Jurgen Gorg
Ted Jeremenko
Odile Kinart
Willi Kissmer
David Morico
Opie Otterstad
Paul Oxborough

Sam Park
Virginia Peck
Thomas Pradzynski
Charlotte Reine
James Rizzi
Regina Saura
Randy Stevens
Mackenzie Thorpe
Gideon Tomaschoff
Lynne Windsor


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
Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

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