Galerie Simon Blais is very pleased to present an exhibition of some fifteen recent works by Louise Robert, all of them in oil on canvas or paper and executed in 2017. To a certain extent, Robert’s work is recognizable for its accumulation of medium. However, this time small patches of paint have given way to broader strokes, and dark, foreground colours contrast sharply with the luminous shades of backgrounds.
Since 1975, Louise Robert has created a very personal oeuvre in which painting is akin to writing. She has been given numerous solo exhibitions in both galleries and major Canadian museums, and many local and international critics and authors have written about her work, which is included in a number of private and museum collections in Europe and Canada.
The gallery has many catalogues and other publications on Louise Robert’s art that provide additional information.