The Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides welcomes Territoires imaginés, par les artistes de la Collection Loto-Québec
MONTREAL, March 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – Thanks to its new L’art de partager cultural program launched to celebrate its 35th anniversary, the Collection Loto-Québec is pleased to present its travelling exhibition entitled Territoires imaginés, par les artistes de la Collection Loto-Québec. On the second stop of its tour, the exhibition will be at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides until June 8, 2014. This visual arts event will be combined with a number of other activities.
The public is invited to explore our homeland, the real and the imaginary, through the eyes of artists whose works are part of the Collection. A total of forty works of art will be exhibited, including those of René Derouin, an artist from the Laurentians. “As the Collection acquires pieces from throughout the province, works featured in the exhibition are the creation of artists who were born or are living in different parts of Québec,” explained Louis Pelletier, Curator for Collection Loto-Québec.
Sophie Faucher, spokesperson for the Collection Loto-Québec’s 35th anniversary event, is enthusiastic about “sharing the beauty of Collection works across various regions and meeting artists from all over the province.” After first setting up in Sherbrooke, the exhibition will move on from Saint-Jérôme to Rouyn-Noranda and then to Jonquière.
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Visibility for our artists
A wonderful text penned by Fred Pellerin describes his personal homeland, real and fictitious, that lays a backdrop for the exhibition:
“During a painting’s lifetime,
In an excerpt of the text that accompanies the exhibition, the storyteller from Saint-Élie-de-Caxton describes how exploring our homeland is both literal and poetic, and a theme that can tie together, for example, a Hudson Bay landscape, an artist’s studio in Saint-Henri, a three-dimensional Medusa and an oil painting of an old pulp mill in the Saguenay region.
The title Territoires imaginés is the namesake of a painting by Giorgia Volpe, a Collection Loto-Québec artist, featured in this impressive exhibition that includes paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and photographs.
Whether they are artists from the Laurentians or anywhere else – including Frédéric Back, Judith Berry, Mario Faubert or Michael Smith, to name only a few -, they have created works that depict places, spaces or objects we all know.