May 6, 2020

Our virtual tours in the media


Our virtual tours created for exhibitions "Espaces optiques" and "L'eau et les rêves" have been mentioned several times in the media!

«Pluie d'art sur les confinés», La Presse, 11 mai 2020

https://www.lapresse.ca/arts/arts-visuels/202005/11/01-5273038-pluie-dart-sur-les-confines.php

«7e Ciel: on craque pour les expositions virtuelles», Journal Métro, 9 avril 2020

https://journalmetro.com/culture/2436997/7e-ciel-on-craque-pour-les-expositions-virtuelles-schitts-creek/

«My art will go on(line): le nouveau pari de nos musées», Bible urbaine

https://www.labibleurbaine.com/sorties/my-art-will-go-online-le-nouveau-pari-de-nos-musees/



April 24, 2020

Online Auction Partnership With Heffel Fine Art Auction House


Galerie Simon Blais is pleased to announce its collaboration with Heffel Fine Art Auction House to present a curated group of exceptional artworks at auction. Presented through Heffel’s Online Auction Partnerships (HO2) platform, the sale is divided into two dedicated sessions – Op Art, this collection of works is taken from the exhibition Espaces optiques currently visible on the Gallery's website and featuring renowned artists such as Guido Molinari and Jacques Hurtubise, among others, and Post-War & Contemporary Art, highlighted by Joan Mitchell, Jean Paul Riopelle, Marcelle Ferron and many more.

The auction closes on May 14, 2020.

Click here to access the online sale.

As a reminder, Espaces optiques highlights artists such as Jacques Hurtubise, Yves Gaucher, Denis Juneau, Claude Tousignant and Guido Molinari, who all made use of optical processes in respect to form, colour and light, as well as those by Peter Daglish, Marcel Barbeau and Jean Goguen

Click here to see the virtual tour on Heffel's website.



April 20, 2020

"Créer dans sa bulle"


"I don't know what will happen to my projects after COVID-19. But since photography is also an act of redemption, it will no doubt help me to live again."

In La Presse, Québec artists talk about creation in a time of confinement. Among them: Michel Campeau.

Full article available in French only.

https://www.lapresse.ca/arts/arts-visuels/202004/19/01-5270042-creer-dans-sa-bulle.php



April 11, 2020

Isabelle Guimond in Le Devoir


«Pour sa première bédé à vie créée sur un thème imposé — les mots « J’aurais voulu » —, Isabelle Guimond a plongé dans ses espoirs brisés à la manière d’un journal intime. La survie, l’affect, l’ego, tout y passe, avec un rendu plus fin que celui de ses peintures.»

https://www.ledevoir.com/culture/arts-visuels/576765/arts-visuels-les-artistes-ouvrent-des-portes



March 13, 2020

Notice concerning COVID-19


Current circumstances have prompted Galerie Simon Blais to postpone the vernissage originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21.

Please note, however, that we will remain open to the public according to our usual schedule. As well, we will be monitoring the recommendations made by municipal, provincial and national health authorities on a daily basis and will take the necessary measures. We look forward to seeing you in the gallery and will let you know the new opening date as soon as possible!

For more information on our upcoming exhibitions: https://bit.ly/39KwXJv



March 6, 2020

A TV show about Françoise Sullivan (in French only)


TV show "Les avant-gardistes" on Savoir média recently devoted a segment to Françoise Sullivan. Hosted by historian Laurent Turcot, it features interviews with Louise Déry and Paul-André Fortier. The entire segment can be viewed on the channel's website (in French only).



March 3, 2020

Interview with Caroline Mauxion

Photo: Cusiccoyllor Espinoza

An interview with Caroline Mauxion appears on the Residence platform. 



February 21 – March 28, 2020

Isabelle Guimond in a group show at B-312


Galerie B-312 is pleased to present the second part of the exhibition La Track | The Track, curated by Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron, in which artists from Montreal and Baltimore reveal the results of their respective residences in foreign territories.



February 14 – May 10, 2020

Françoise Sullivan at the Art Gallery of Windsor

Éric Lajeunesse © Françoise Sullivan / SOCAN (2020)

Françoise Sullivan is featured at the Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario. Her retrospective includes more than 40 works of art and features a diverse selection of paintings, sculptures, videos and archival material. Organized by the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the exhibition runs from February 14 to May 10, 2020.

The museum simultaneously presents a tribute to the Automatists.



January 24, 2020

Marc Séguin in Le Nouvelliste


Daily newspaper Le Nouvelliste presents Marc Séguin's exhibition, Sublime Noirceur, which will take place at the Raymond-Lasnier Exhibition Centre in Trois-Rivières from November 22, 2020 to January 24, 2021. The exhibition is curated by Anne-Catherine Léonard of the gallery.



January 18 – March 15, 2020

Mark Stebbins in a group exhibition in Brantford

Mark Stebbins, "Passing", 2018 - Photo: Guy L'Heureux

Mark Stebbins is one of the artists currently featured at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery in Brantford, Ontario. In this group exhibition, Dave Kemp, Thelma Rosner, Mark Stebbins and Shaheer Zazai examine how pixels are used as aesthetic material and metaphors for meaning.



December 28, 2019

Françoise Sullivan in Le Devoir


Jérôme Delgado talks about Mythe intemporel, Françoise Sullivan's new exhibition



December 19, 2019

Jean Paul Riopelle - Sa vie et son œuvre


A reference work on Jean Paul Riopelle, by François-Marc Gagnon.



December 14, 2019

Françoise Sullivan and Michel Campeau in La Presse


Eric Clément talks about Mythe intemporel, Françoise Sullivan's new exhibition and Capital Camera Exchange Inc., Michel Campeau's new exhibition.



December 12, 2019

Jean McEwen at Aujourd'hui l'histoire.


Jean McEwen at Aujourd'hui l'histoire.




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