Also on view at Galerie Simon Blais will be Peindre & dépeindre, by Marie-Eve Beaulieu, recipient of the 2013 Sylvie and Simon Blais Award for Emerging Visual Artists. Among other works, the exhibition will include a huge installation made up of some hundred paintings on paper exploring a range of brushstrokes and textures arranged in mosaic-like fashion.
The work of this young artist is rooted in the notion of process. At the fore of her painting is a focus on the action that is the repetition of gesture. It is entirely based on the performance of the gesture, as if the body making it had left the mark of its presence on the succession of works. Through a profusion of repeated actions, this artist creates a kind of writing, like leaving a word or a message behind. By alternating very clear gesture with effacement, she questions the relationship between what is said and what is left unsaid—and what is incommunicable.