La foi du collectionneur
Curator_ Andréanne Roy
November 10 to December 16, 2012
Marc Séguin: La foi du collectionneur: this exhibition samples the fruits of the artistic attachment of the highly passionate and committed collectors who support the career of this fascinating artist about whom opinion is divided.
A painter of the failures of a human race that is both demiurge and self-destructive, of the failures of history and our contemporary mythologies, Marc Séguin transfigures an often menacing and hostile reality by charging it with a sublime quality which gives his work great symbolic power. Demonstrating his interest in the sacred and the political, Marc Séguin depicts and magnifies certain events and actors in our contemporary history in images in which seduction and repulsion exist side by side. Their expressive power is rendered through a technique that combines schematic sketch, photographic realism and traces of his gestures, in compositions marked by an economy of means, in particular chromatic.
This selection of Marc Séguin’s work, drawn from the collections of eagle-eyed connoisseurs, but also from spontaneous acquisitions arising out of personal loves, conveys the essential aspects of his artistic project over the past fifteen years.
A travelling exhibition organised by the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides in collaboration with the Simon Blais gallery.
Presentation on Saturday, November 10, at 2pm
Opening Launch on Saturday, November 10, at 3pm