dimanche 1 février 2015

Oh, Canada - Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB

Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America

JANUARY 31 - APRIL 26 2015

Organized by MASS MoCA, Curated by Denise Markonish

This exhibition is vast in scope and size - so big that no one gallery space in Calgary is large enough to host all of it. Glenbow is proud to partner with Esker Foundation, Illongworth Kerr Gallery and Nickle Galleries to bring the epic Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America to Calgary.

Oh, Canada is the creation of American curator Denise Markonish and is the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside the country. The artists she selected explore ideas that could inhabit the heart of any Canadian. There are works that explore landscape and its powerful hold on the Canadian psyche; dread and bravery in the exploration of the uncanny; Aboriginal identity and the on-going effects of colonialism; traditions of storytelling; the idea of the North; the Canadian cultural mosaic; a return to craft and more.

Glenbow's installation features artists from every corner of the country: Nunavut's Shuvinai Ashoona and Annie Pootogook, British Columbia's Douglas Coupland, Saskatchewan's Wally Dion, Manitoba's Divya Mehra, Ontario's Shary Boyle, Quebec's Patrick Bernatchez, New Brunswick's Mario Doucette and Albertans Terrance Houle and Eric Cameron, to name just a few.

Check out the exhibition website www.ohcanadayyc.com for artist bios and a calendar of events and programs related to the exhibition.

vendredi 23 janvier 2015

Musée des beaux-arts du Canada

Dans cette vidéo, l'artiste Mario Doucette parle de son oeuvre dans Surgir de l'ombre : La biennale canadienne 2014, présentement à l'affiche au Musée des beaux-arts du Canada. In this video, artist


Mario Doucette discusses his work, currently on view at the National Gallery of Canada as part of Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.

mardi 20 janvier 2015

le jacshow

Le jacshow est un rendez-vous bimensuel télévisuel, une aventure en création de contenus, une exploration de l'univers des créateurs acadiens et une plateforme de diffusion pour l'art d'ici. Animé par l'artiste multidisciplinaire Jac Gautreau, accompagné de Sébastien Michaud à la direction musicale et de Jonah Haché aux images, le jacshow recevra chaque semaine des artistes de divers disciplines, des chroniqueuses et chroniqueurs passioné.e.s et des critiques aguerris.

Voilà le tout premier épisode du Jacshow sur le réseau de Community One chez BellAliant! Les invités : l'artiste visuel Mario Doucette, le poète et dramaturge Joannie Thomas, la critique culturelle Sarah Brideau et en prestation musicale Caroline Savoie.

JACSHOW EP 1- Mario Doucette from jac gautreau on Vimeo.

samedi 10 janvier 2015

St. Thomas University, Fredericton NB

St. Thomas University will kick off the New Year by welcoming two artists in residence to campus.

Acadian artist Mario Doucette and choreographer Lesandra Dodson will both be on campus the week of January 12 to practice their craft and work with students.

Acadian artist Mario Doucette will be the artist in residence from January 12-18. He will deliver a lecture on his work on Friday, January 16 at 5 pm in MMH 101 and a reception and exhibition of some of his work will follow at 6 pm in the Yellow Box Gallery, on the third floor of McCain Hall.

Doucette is a painter from Moncton, NB, who also works with video, digital animation, performance and Super 8 film. 

His work addresses the uncertainties of history — what it omits (intentionally or otherwise), its perspectives, and its participants.  He deals primarily with Acadia, building new narratives around the culture's rich heritage.  Poised between the real and imagined, his work questions collective memory and gives voice to those forgotten by history.  He asks his audience to reflect on how events are perpetuated depending whether chronicled by the vanquisher or the defeated.

Doucette has been featured in exhibitions in several Canadian museums and galleries, notably at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum where he was a Sobey Art Award finalist in 2008. He recently contributed work to the Oh Canada exhibition in 2012, presented at MASS MoCA (USA) and in 2013 the Galerie de l’UQAM (Montreal) exhibition The Painting Project. He is exhibiting his work at the National Gallery exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014 17 until March, 2015.

St. Thomas University
51 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB
Canada, E3B 5G3

mercredi 26 novembre 2014

Bourse d'excellence Marie Hélène Allain

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation

Mario Doucette / Mathieu Léger

Félicitations à Mario Doucette et à Mathieu Léger, les premiers lauréats de la bourse d'excellence Marie Hélène Allain.

Décrits par un jury indépendant comme d'importants artistes néo-brunswickois en milieu de carrière. M. Doucette et Léger vont se lancer dans la réalisation de projets de croissance indépendants au cours de l'année visée par la bourse.

Congratulations to Mario Doucette and Mathieu Léger, the inaugural recipients of the Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship.

Characterized by an independent jury of as significant artistic New Brunswick mid-career artists, Doucette and Léger are embarking on independent growth projects during they fellowship year.


mercredi 19 novembre 2014

revue HB

Affiche // Poster : Mario Doucette, Robert Monckton (d'après Benjamin West), 2011. Reproduction, 43 x 35 cm. Impression jet d'encre sur papier archive, Édition de 10. // Ink jet print on archival paper. Edition of 10. 30 $ CAN
Pour ceux ou celles qui ne connaissez pas HB, c'est une revue entièrement consacrée au dessin actuel, produite par 5 centres d'artistes et une galerie. La revue HB est actuellement en collecte de fonds, via le plateforme IndieGoGo.


lundi 27 octobre 2014

Two Rivers Gallery - Prince George, BC

From d'Este to Barr or Hanging History

During the Renaissance, Isabella d'Este, "...a daughter of the duke and duchess of Ferrara and one of the great patrons and collections of (that period)..." (Victoria Newhouse, Art and the Power of Placement) put together two of the most famous installations of art. Starting in 1490, d'Este began to decorate two rooms at the medieval Gonzaga Castel in Mantua, and continued to curate and organize these collection for the next thirty years. Her studiolo and grotta are the first known arrangements by a woman of spaces specifically for an art collection. As such, they encapsulate the spirit of hanging and installation.

The fall permanent collection exhibition From d'Este to Barr or Hanging History will examine different approaches toward hanging works of art through history, considered in the context of Two Rivers Gallery's permanent collection. Looking from d'Este and her famous collections, to the infamous Salon Style of the late 19th century Alfred H. Barr Jr, the founding director of the MoMA curating in the 1930s, we will journey through a Hanging History.