January 16, 2023
Old Presbytery Exhibition Center | New exhibitions from January 22
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, January 12, 2023 – The City of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville invites its citizens to the Vieux Presbytère exhibition center, from January 22 to March 5, 2023, to discover the works of Chloé Beaulac and Myriam Tousignant. The opening of the exhibitions, open to all, will take place on January 22, at 1 p.m. On this occasion, it will be possible to discuss with the artists.
Chloe Beaulac – The drift
Wind turbine, Chloe Beaulac
Following the banks, the rivers and the roads that wind along the coast, two characters sink into an unexpected adventure. Beaulac draws from his personal memories and his photographic documentation of a “roadtrip” around rural Quebec to relate an intimate vision of a mnemonic territory in transformation. Located at the crossroads of photography, printmaking, drawing and painting, this series is interested in a lyrical and dreamlike way in the complex and sensitive relationships of human attachment to places, in the human projections and reflections that exist there. take place.
Chloé Beaulac holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Concordia University, who has exhibited in Quebec, Canada and internationally. She was the recipient of the Télé-Québec Prize at the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières in 2015 and the Conseil des arts de Longueuil awarded her a creation grant in 2022. As part of her practice, she addresses several themes such as the place of humans in nature, spirituality and the imagination related to nature, the human story told, the hybrid identity and cultural symbolism, the territory in change . Like an ethnologist, I observe and document the social and cultural characters, the history, the myths, the tales, the rituals, as well as the atmosphere that emanates from these places.
Myriam Tousignant – maskipeach
The outfitter. Photo: Eric St-Pierre
“Looking at the nordicity singularizing Quebec winter living, maskipeach gives a well-known tradition that sensitivity that only intimate nostalgia can rediscover: it creates an echo between the personal and the collective, a back and forth offering the autobiographical the ability to speak to us. The multiple techniques used to arrive at the different iterations of this exhibition – print, installation, artist’s book – make tangible Tousignant’s exhaustive research to bring new representations of winter into existence and, through the tape, of its own history. subsidiary,” says Galadriel Avon, author, cultural worker, editor and coordinator of the Revue Ex_situ.
Myriam Tousignant has been involved in the visual arts community for fifteen years and has participated in several collective and solo exhibitions in Quebec. Holder of a master’s degree in visual arts, she holds various positions in the cultural field (trainer, cultural mediator and teacher) in parallel with the advancement of her artistic career. Within her approach, she is mainly interested in printed arts and visual poetry. His most recent solo exhibition, Maskipêche, was presented in various venues in Quebec, including the Center de diffusion Presse Papier, La Galerie Vincent-D’Indy and as part of the Maison de la culture hors les murs program in Longueuil. His work is also part of several private and public collections.
Cultural mediations In the manner of the artist
Art lovers can learn more about these two artists during two free workshops In the manner of the artist. Citizens will be able to experiment with creative processes in the company of artists, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; the February 11 with Chloé Beaulacand the February 25 with Myriam Tousignant.
Registration for these activities is mandatory, by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 450 645-2932. It should be noted that the material is included.
These cultural mediations are possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Quebec and the City of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville within the framework of the Cultural Development Agreement.
Novelty! The boxes The senses at work
For the very first time, the Vieux Presbytère exhibition center will offer, for these two exhibitions, the boxes The senses at work. These will allow citizens to have an artistic experience inspired by the creative process of artists, in the comfort of their own home. Alone or with family, they will create a work in the style of the artist thanks to the material provided. 10 boxes per artist will be available as of February 8, and citizens wishing to obtain one will have to go to the exhibition center. First come, first served.
About the Old Presbytery Exhibition Center
The Vieux Presbytère exhibition center aims to disseminate and promote contemporary art to the citizens of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville and the region. To do this, it welcomes artists from all disciplines, so as to confirm its openness to all current trends. Artists from the immediate community and those from outside are welcomed there.