jeudi 10 septembre 2015

L'Acadie mythique - Saint Mary's Art Gallery, Halifax NS

MARIO DOUCETTE, Le génocide des Micmacs en Nouvelle-Écosse (Cornwallis) - étude, 2015
September 12 - November 15
Opening reception : Friday, September 11, 2015
curator : Harlan Johnson

L'Acadie mythique brings together 20 artists from across diasporic Acadie - from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Maine, Québec and Louisiana - in a conversation about the meanings of historical artifacts, both material and immaterial, and about how such objects, images, rituals and ideas are deployed to constitute a mythical identity for Acadians. It invites artists to explore how we might reinterpret and reinvent such mythologies to broaden the scope of what is imaginable, and thus possible, for Acadians in the here and now. Curator Harlan Johnson selected objects in Acadian and Cjun community museums and archives and invited artists to respond to them in whatever way they chose, restricted only by material parameters that allow the works to be shipped between regions and across an international border. Responses range from a direct engagement with a specific obkect, or with motifs or ideas derived from a class of objects, to a more free and general engagement with mythology and identity in an Acadian context.

Participating artists : Steve Breaux, Kathy Reed Mary Perrin, Denise Comeau, François Gaudet, Donnalee Downe, Becka Viau, Alisa Arsenault, Rebecca Belliveau, Rémi Belliveau, Paul Édouard Bourque, Mario Doucette, Yvon Gallant, Vicky Lentz, Christian Michaud, Ronald Ed Nadeau, Carol Pelletier, Thérèse L. Provenzano and Cheryle St-Onge.

Saint Mary's University Art Gallery
Loyola Building
5865 Gorsebrook Ave.
Halifax, NS

mercredi 1 juillet 2015

Out of Line - Oakville Galleries, Oakville ON

Exhibition opening : Sunday 21 June 2015

Having long since shed its status as a marginal or elementary practice, the medium of drawing has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent decades. No longer the domain of the merely preparatory, drawing's position in the contemporary art landscape is a vital one, offering countless artists the means to describe their words, document their visions and detail the intangible.

Out of Line brings together recent works by more than thirty contemporary artists from across Canada working in drawing's expanded field. Encamping a broad array of styles and strategies - from representation and figuration to gestural abstraction and conceptual engagement - the works assembled here assess the impressively diverse and ambitious ways in which the drawing impulse is currently taking shape.

Moving from pencil, ink and watercolour to sculpture and collage, the works in Out of Line offer up an arresting depiction of the social, psychic and material realities of our current moment. With approaches both intimate and grand, traditional and novel, political and autobiographical, these works demonstrate drawing's near limitless capacity to generate, transform and sustain new visual forms.

Participating artist : Saimaiyu Akesuk, Jaime Angelopoulos, Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle, Krista Buecking, Tammi Campbell, Mario Doucette, Jean-Paul Kelly, Siassie Kenneally, Lyse Lemieux, Jason McLean, Elizabeth MacKenzie, David Merritt, Thérèse Mastroiacovo, Olia Mishchenko, Kim Moodie, Ken Nicol, Alison Norlen, Luke Painter, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Ed Pien, Itee Pootoogook, Margaret Priest, Joshua Schwebel, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Derek Sullivan, Zin Taylor, Howie Tsui, Papiara Tukiki, Kelly Wallace, Charmaine Wheatley

Centennial Square    Gairloch Gardens
120 Navy St.              1306 Lakeshore Rd.
Oakville, ON               Oakville, ON
L6J 2Z4                      L6J 1L6

jeudi 11 juin 2015

Terroir - AGNS, Halifax NS

MARIO DOUCETTE, 1755 (Curling III), 2008
Terroir: a Nova Scotia Retrospective

May 2015 - April 2016
Curated by David Diviney and Sarah Fillmore

Borrowing heavily from the language of wine, this three-part exhibition will look at regional artistic production through the culture from which it emerges. The word "terroir" refers to the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate. Terroir is a survey of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia permanent collection with a special focus on Nova Scotia roots - the history and culture of the place informing its artistic community's output. This exhibition tours the province, exploring the flavour and makeup of the work collected over the gallery's 100-year history.

Including works by: David Askevold, Teresa Bergen, Marion Bond, Wayne Boucher, Tim Brennan, David Brooks, Elizabeth Lovitt Cann, Dozay Christmas, Cora Cluett, Alex Colville, Kathleen Daly, Forshaw Day, Mabel Killam Day, Thierry Delva, Mario Doucette, Nancy Edell, Emily Falencki, Gerald Ferguson, Robert Field, Greg Forrest, Tom Forrestall, François Gaudet, John Greer, Marsden Hartley, Jacques Hurtubise, AY Jackson, Frances Jones Bannerman, Mark Kasumovic, Garry Neill Kennedy, Mrs Langille, Ernest Lawson, Arthur Lismer, Homer Lord, Alma and Ernst Lorenzen, Lucky Rabbit Pottery, JEH MacDonald, DC Cameron, Mollie Bell Mackay, Frederic McCulloch, Peter Monamy, John Montresor, Zeke Moores, Joe Norris, Elizabeth Styring Nutt, John O’Brien, Walter Ostrom, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Henry Rosenberg, Romeo Savoie, Samuel Scott, Richard Serra, Edith Smith, Lewis Smith, Alan Syliboy, Matt Wedel, Gary Wilson, Colleen Wostenholme, Carl Zimmerman.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis St.
Halifax, NS
B3J 1V9

jeudi 7 mai 2015

Rome studio

Résidence d'artiste à Rome du 2 mars au 18 mai 2015. Grâce à la Bourse d'excellence Marie Hélène Allain de la Fondation Sheila Hugh Mackay.

jeudi 23 avril 2015

Robert Goguen - le député dormant

MARIO DOUCETTE, Robert Goguen - le député dormant, encre et crayons aquarelle sur papier, 2015

vendredi 3 avril 2015

Autobus bilingues au Nouveau-Brunswick

MARIO DOUCETTE, Autobus "bilingues", encre et graphite sur papier, 2015