Françoise Sullivan

Françoise Sullivan — Summer 2024
June 29, 2024 to Aug. 31, 2024

Galerie Simon Blais is pleased to present an exhibition featuring Françoise Sullivan's recent works and iconic pastels, showcasing her as a leading figure in Quebec's modern art and contemporary dance scene. The exhibition will include a selection of paintings created in 2022 and 2023, as well as pieces from the Charlevoix series dating back to 1999, offering a comprehensive overview of Sullivan's artistic trajectory.

In 2023, Françoise Sullivan celebrated her centenary with a major exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, where she boldly explored timeless themes of movement and light, inspired by her ecological concerns.

The evocative titles of her recent works draw inspiration from Flaubert's literary universe, blurring the boundaries between poetry and painting. The large-scale monochromes from the Charlevoix series emit a resonant, comforting, almost hypnotic internal light in shades of blue, their surfaces built up by layers of translucent paint strokes forming a mesh of tactile brushstrokes.

At the venerable age of one hundred and one, Françoise Sullivan continues to create daily, engaging her art with contemporary issues. Renowned for her artistic versatility, Sullivan has explored various mediums throughout her career—from dance to sculpture to painting—while maintaining a unique worldview. Her works, exhibited in the most prestigious cultural institutions across North America and Europe, reflect her relentless pursuit of movement and vital energy.

Works related to this exhibition

Françoise Sullivan

Sans titre (FS0660)

Soft pastel on paper
1999
61 x 65 cm (24,02 x 25,59 in)
$ 8,900.00 CAD framed

Françoise Sullivan

Série Charlevoix no. 15 (FS0393)

Acrylic on canvas
1999
145 x 152 cm (57 x 60 po)
Price available on request

Françoise Sullivan

Vert I (FS0774)

Acrylic on canvas
2024
51 x 40,5 cm (20 x 16 po)
Price available on request

Françoise Sullivan

Tes éclairs m'éblouissent

Acrylic on canvas
2023
182,8 x 152,4 cm (72 x 60 po)
Price available on request

Françoise Sullivan

Série Proportio (FS0130)

Acrylic on canvas
2015
122 x 122 cm (48 x 48 po)
Price available on request

Françoise Sullivan

Vert II (FS0775)

Acrylic on canvas
2024
51 x 40,5 cm (20 x 16 po)
Price available on request

Françoise Sullivan

Un nuage qui passe nu.III

Acrylic on canvas
2022
91,4 x 101,6 cm (36 x 40 po)
Price available on request

Françoise Sullivan

Océans et montagnes !

Acrylic on canvas
2023
182,8 x 152,4 cm (72 x 60 po)
Price available on request

Françoise Sullivan

L'Annonciateur de Lunes

Acrylic on canvas
2022
213,3 x 152,4 cm (84 x 60 po)

● not available

Françoise Sullivan

Rivière (FS0776)

Acrylic on canvas
2024
28 x 35,5 cm (11 x 14 po)
Price available on request

Françoise Sullivan

Un nuage qui passe nu.I

Acrylic on canvas
2022
101,6 x 91,4 cm (40 x 36 po)
Price available on request

Françoise Sullivan

Tu glisses dans les espaces

Acrylic on canvas
2023
182,8 x 152,4 cm (72 x 60 po)
Price available on request

Françoise Sullivan

Un nuage qui passe nu.IV

Acrylic on canvas
2022
101,6 x 91,4 cm (40 x 36 po)
Price available on request

Françoise Sullivan

Harmonie du soir No.2

Acrylic on canvas
2022
122 x 91,5 cm (48 x 36 po)

● not available

Françoise Sullivan

Série Charlevoix no. 14 (FS0386)

Acrylic on canvas
1999
142 x 142 cm (56 x 56 po)
Price available on request

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