FUSION BY ARISTIDE GAGNON AT YVONNE L. BOMBARDIER CULTURAL CENTRE

2010-01-20, from Member

Valcourt, January 19, 2010 – From February 2-April 18, 2010, the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre in Valcourt will be presenting an exhibition entitled Fusion, by painter and sculptor, Aristide Gagnon. The exhibit is an incredible journey through more than 80 dazzling works that combine bronze sculptures and large-format tableaux. Exciting, unusual shapes (globes, portraits of women, fish….) pepper the world of this artist, whose work blends the abstract and the figurative. Fusion - a must-see exhibition this winter!

An artistic journey

Born in 1930 in Amqui in the Gaspé region, Aristide Gagnon attended the École des beaux-arts de Québec from 1952 to 1956. During that time, he learned a multitude of artistic disciplines including painting, sculpture, enamelling and working with glass. Initiated into the art of stained glass by Olivier Ferland, a master of the craft, Gagnon started to create beautiful stained glass windows, including some that grace the Saint Joseph Oratory in Montreal. In 1963, the artist moved to France and from 1966 onwards, he worked in encaustics, an ancient art form that uses paints mixed with beeswax. This time-tested technique creates fresh, vibrant colors that embue tableaux with a rich, pure glow. In 1972, Gagnon acquired a space previously occupied (between 1889 and 1965) by the famous James Hezel Smelter in Quebec City. Since then, he has worked there, casting bronze and manufacturing his own mixtures and alloys. In 2008, Gagnon was appointed artist-in-residence at the Musée du Bronze in Inverness, an establishment that he helped found.


A painter who follows his instincts

On the verge of his eighth decade, Gagnon is guided by the messages dictated by his creative muse. To the artist, each of his projects is an adventure which leads him deeply inside himself. What is important to this intensely creative man is «…. to become emotionally involved in the work that we create, to make new discoveries and to launch them into the world… » His paintings evolve in a dynamic, spontaneous fashion but a common thread runs throughout all his projects. The magnificent bronze globes for which he has been famous for the past 40 years, exude energy and movement. His unique creations resonate with the spirituality of man and the deep mystery of art. Several of his works are included among a number of private and public collections across Quebec, Canada, the United States and in Europe.

About the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre

Founded more than 35 years ago, the exhibition centre (centreculturelbombardier.com) presents year-round quality programming in the visual arts. Entrance is free and guided visits for groups can be booked by prior arrangement.

Invitation to the exhibition opening

On January 31 at 2pm, meet Aristide Gagnon at the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre. Honorary Chairman Ms. France Bissonnette, Governor of J. Armand Bombardier Foundation, will be in attendance. For more information or if you want to meet the artist, please contact Sandra Miville, Communications & Public Affairs, (450) 532-1552.


Source:

Sandra Miville
Communications & Public Affairs
FONDATION J. ARMAND BOMBARDIER
1001, avenue J.-A.-Bombardier, Valcourt (Québec) J0E 2L0
Téléphone : 450 532-1552
www.fjab.qc.ca  


 
 

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