Devenir at Salmon Arm Art Gallery
Salmon Arm Art Gallery is pleased to present Devenir, a Francophone artist collective from Alberta, with an installation of colourful abstracted paintings and mobiles. In Devenir / To Become / the artists reveal the mystery of creation by staging what happens in the artist's head before and during the manual work of a project. While the mobiles serve as an exercise to identify and expose the source of each individual artist’s creative world, the paintings echo them as being the culmination of that artistic reflection.
The Artist Talk will be presented ahead of the opening reception at 5:30pm on Friday, August 9, 2019. Everyone is welcome to attend. Following the talk, Arts Council Program Manager Astrid Varnes will host the opening reception in both French and English, beginning at 7pm. Enjoy live music by Tom Brighouse, and wonderful refreshments. The exhibition will continue until September 21, 2019. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.
DEVENIR is a five-person collective made up of Francophone artists living and working in Edmonton and Calgary. Members are Danièle Petit, Doris Charest, Karen Blanchet, Patricia Lortie and Sabine Lecorre-Moore. As a collective the artists support each other’s projects and share ideas. Individually these established artists enjoy an intimate understanding of their own focus; each member brings to the table an abundant universe of emotions, artistic techniques and art world knowledge. Their activities encompass individual studio practice, collective art making and career development. Together they strive to further enrich their practices. The collective Devenir is an experiment in provoking focus, challenging visions and opening doors.
Image attached: Doris Charest “Off the Beaten Track”
Salmon Arm Arts Centre
70 Hudson Avenue NE Salmon Arm