Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Landscapes I Have Never Seen: Second Dialogue
May 21, 2022 to July 2, 2022

Galerie Simon Blais is proud to present the work of artist Frédérique Ulman-Gagné. The exhibition "Landscapes I Have Never Seen: Second Dialogue" consists of recent paintings on wood and canvas. This is her first exhibition at Galerie Simon Blais.

In the artist's words:

"The last decade of our Baba will have tragically taken place in a single room, that of a long-term care facility in Montréal where she has quietly sunk into dementia to leave us gradually, then permanently. In her small room, my family and I listened to excerpts of confused stories in which real memories were intermingled with fictitious elements, wether they be places and objects, languages and birds in flight. These sometimes playful, confused, tragic, sensitive, historical and poetic stories of our Baba are at the origin of my most recent research in painting. I now present a second part that I imagined as a dialogue with Baba and in which I am more specifically interested in the places that were mentioned in her stories."

Illustration: A beach in Split in 1968, 2022, oil on wood, 83.8 x 76.2 cm. Photo Guy L'Heureux.

Biography of the artist

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné was born in 1982 in Montreal where she lives and works. She graduated from Concordia University (2007) and holds a master's degree in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2010) where she now teaches painting. Her work has been presented in several solo and group exhibitions in Montreal including Galerie Les Territoires (2012), La Centrale galerie Powerhouse (2013), Galerie Dominique Bouffard (2016), Galerie McClure (2017), McBride Contemporain (2020), Galerie Occurrence (2021) and in several Maisons de la culture. The artist has also presented her work in Trois-Rivières at Presse-Papier (2019), in France at the RDV Gallery in Nantes (2014), in Iceland at SIM Gallery (2013) and in Brooklyn at the NARS Foundation Gallery. She has completed several residencies in Reykjavik at Samband Islenska myndlistarmanna (2013), in St-Jean-Port-Joli at Centre Est-Nord-Est (2014), in Brooklyn at NARS Foundation (2018) and at the Vermont Studio Center (2019). Her projects have been supported by several grants from the Quebec and Canadian Arts Councils. Her paintings are part of several private collections.

Works related to this exhibition

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Gagra, vue sur la mer Noire

Oil on wood
2022
91,5 x 91,5 cm (36 x 36 po)

● not available

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Une plage à Split en 1968

Oil on wood
2022
83,8 x 76,2 cm (33 x 30 po)

● not available

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Kafková (rue de la maison)

Oil on wood
2022
91,5 x 91,5 cm (36 x 36 po)
$ 2900.00 CAD not framed

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Danemark, Colorado, Pays-Bas 2

Oil on wood
2022
83,8 x 76,2 cm (33 x 30 po)
$ 2500.00 CAD not framed

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Évoquer discrètement le contexte d'une scène

Oil on canvas
2022
167,5 x 167,5 cm (66 x 66 po)
$ 5300.00 CAD not framed

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Motifs et panoramas inconnus

Oil on canvas
2022
198 x 167,5 cm (78 x 66 po)
$ 6000.00 CAD not framed

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Zámeček (le jardin)

Oil on wood
2022
76,2 x 76,2 cm (30 x 30 in)
$ 2400.00 CAD not framed

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

La place rouge (Москва)

Oil on wood
2022
76,2 x 76,2 cm (30 x 30 in)
$ 2400.00 CAD not framed

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Ciel tchèque

Oil on wood
2022
58,4 x 58,4 cm (23 x 23 po)

● not available

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Lieu où fuir

Oil on canvas
2022
182,8 x 167,5 cm (72 x 66 po)

● not available

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Bremen-Mitte

Oil on wood
2022
83,8 x 76,2 cm (33 x 30 po)
$ 2500.00 CAD not framed

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Lac Léman à Coppet

Oil on wood
2022
76,2 x 76,2 cm (30 x 30 in)
$ 2400.00 CAD not framed

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Danemark, Colorado, Pays-Bas 1

Oil on wood
2022
76,2 x 83,8 cm (30 x 33 po)
$ 2500.00 CAD not framed

Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Ordjonikidzé et les montagnes du Caucase

Oil on wood
2022
76,2 x 76,2 cm (30 x 30 in)
$ 2400.00 CAD not framed

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