Opening of the exhibition on Saturday, April 2 in presence of the artist from 2 to 5 p.m.
Galerie Simon Blais is proud to present «Le temps, maintenant», an exhibition of recent works by Louise Robert. The artist presents a dozen oils on canvas and paper produced in recent months.
Louise Robert's work consists of an all-over of paint laid out with the fingers to which are added fine interventions, touches and impasto. This time, the artist favours luminous vertical compositions based on colour fields. The composition is punctuated by these snippets of poetry generally transcribed in stencil that are proper to the artist.
In a brochure prepared for the exhibition, art historian Ji-Yoon Han writes: "There is like a spring wind in Louise Robert's recent works. The colours, at once tender and vivid, unfold in cascades, gusts and swarms of touches that hardly seem to be contained by the surface of a canvas or paper." This publication is available for purchase, although it is in French only.
This is the artist's ninth solo exhibition at the gallery since 2005.
Photos by Guy L'Heureux