Jacques Hurtubise

Paysage routier
Oct. 20, 2010 to Nov. 20, 2010

The exhibition, entitled Roadscape, brings together some ten of the artist’s recent paintings and a few of his silkscreen prints distinguished by way of their backgrounds of either brightly coloured marbling or reproductions of pieces of maps. Jacques Hurtubise has always been fascinated by maps, including road maps, as well as by the shapes created from the meeting of land and sea, particularly the perimeters of islands. Never far from the forms that for years have filled his works, it only took a spark of inspiration for everything to be linked. On the other hand, in these new works the motif of the map is stretched and enlarged to such a point that it approaches abstraction. The viewer can still have fun trying to decipher place names or road numbers, but the map is no longer anything but a pretext.

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