Summer 2007 at Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

2007-05-04, from Member
Sherbrooke, Friday may 4th, 2007 - This summer, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke will show works by a painter and a sculptor. Both artists dedicated their lives to teaching art without neglecting their personal artistic career. They are Jean Paul Lemieux and Thérèse Bourbeau Cholette. The visitors will renew with pleasure with the celebrated works of Lemieux and will discover the poetic world of Mrs Bourbeau Cholette. Welcome to the museum! The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is supported by the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec and by the City of Sherbrooke.

Jean Paul Lemieux. The Classical Period, 1950-1975 (from June 22 to October 8, 2007)

This exhibition showcases 18 works by Jean Paul Lemieux, taken from national collections. These works highlight the mature language in which Lemieux affirmed his personality as an artist between 1950 and 1975. They illustrate what became known as his "classical" period, during which he earned acknowledgement and acclaim nationally and internationally. Amongst the best known works to be exhibited are Les Noces d’or, 1966, Le Rapide, 1968, L’Adieu, 1968 and Les Ursulines, 1951. To these 18 works will be added 20 prints created by Lemieux in 1971 to illustrate Where Nests the Water Hen written by Gabrielle Roy (Gilles Corbeil, editor), taken from the collection of Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke. The paintings selected are visual markers in understanding the richness and rigour of this art based on simplification of motif without recourse to narrative and anecdote. The painter's "classicism" uses the notions of time and space in compositions often characterised by a strong horizontal thrust. While exploring the symbolic power of the plastic form Jean Paul Lemieux reflects upon the means of expression afforded by painting. A few of these musings underpin the aesthetic journey we are proposing. Born in Québec in 1904, Jean Paul Lemieux spent his entire career in that beautiful city where he died in 1990. This exhibition is organised and toured by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, a state museum financed by the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec.

Thérèse Bourbeau Cholette, sculptor. Dreaming in Words (from May 26 to September 30,2007)

Thérèse Bourbeau Cholette as well as being a painter and sculptor is also a poet. This explains her fascination for the artist’s book: a form that unites her passions in a single work of art. The exhibition will show some 30 works in wood, aluminium and bronze. At the beginning of her career, she worked with wood and abstract shapes.Then in 1980, Thérèse Bourbeau Cholette published two artist’s books with lithographs printed in Paris, at the Atelier Jacques de Champfleury, to illustrate her poems. From 1984 to 1986, she created seven artist’s books sculpted and cast in aluminum, inspired by themes of the family and accompanied by her poems. Finally, in the early part of this century, she produced twenty-two artist’s books, sculpted in wax and cast in bronze at the Atelier de bronze of Inverness, Québec. For these, she took her inspiration from the québécois poets. In the current exhibition, she presents three sculptures from this series, based on the poems of Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Anne Marie Alonso and Claudine Bertrand. Recently, the artist, who remains interested in classical mythology, has been inspired also by the archetypes and legends of her own world. A dozen sculptures of this period, from 2005 to 2007, are included in this exhibition. Born in St. Félix de Kingsey in February of 1926, Thérèse Bourbeau Cholette lives and works in Rigaud. She studied at the École normale in Nicolet before completing her B.A. and a Masters in Art Education at the Université de Québec à Montréal and Concordia University, and also completed doctoral work at the Université de Montréal in Comparative Education. She trained in engraving at the Atelier Jacques de Champfleury in Paris, and also at a bronze workshop in Inverness. She has taught the plastic arts in Montréal, in St. Polycarpe, and at the Collège Bourget of Rigaud. Her work has been shown in exhibitions in Québec and also in Paris (at UNESCO and the Canadian Cultural Centre), in New York (Noho Gallery), and in the Dominican Republic (Galeria Las Bastidas and the tourist area Los Farallonnes). Her pieces can be found in the collections of the City of Montréal, the Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Regional Museum Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the National Libraries of Québec and Canada, the City of Rigaud, the Embassy of the Côte d’Ivoire in Ottawa and the Canadian Embassy in the Dominican Republic, as well as at the University of Santo Domingo and the Galeria Las Bastidas of the Dominican Republic.

The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, situated downtown Sherbrooke, is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Entrance fees : $7,50, adult, $6, student, $5, student. Guided tours in French every Tuesday at 2 p.m. English tours and group tours available anytime upon reservation. Summer schedule: From June 24 to September 2, the museum will open at 10 a.m
Source:
Lise Boyer
819.821.2115
Musée des Beaux arts de Sherbrooke
241, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke
mbas.qc.ca / mbas@interlinx.qc.ca
 
 

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