Inspired by the colours and energy of Spain, Carole's work is multi-layered mixed media. Working on unstretched canvas she creates large colourful works from which smaller fragments are created.
Exhibitions and reading, among other things, nourish her artistic practice. Places also provide her with impressions and feelings. Since 2009, Carole Morin divides her time between Montréal and Barcelona (Spain), the latter being an important source of inspiration for her. She creates like a poet, expressing herself through her sensibility, without thinking too much. She glues, paints, assembles colors, lines, pieces of paper, cut-out images. She sets them free to find their place on the canvas. Her work questions in particular the notion of "traces".
She studied Visual Art and Art History (Université du Québec à Montréal), later taking creativity workshops (artist Seymour Segal, Montréal). Dance and theatre improvisation (The Moving Center, New York) are also part of her background. Her primary medium is painting, but she also experimented with print-making and digital printing (Atelier Graff, Montréal).
Her first professional exhibition was in 2005. To date, she has ten solo exhibitions and more than twenty selected group exhibitions to her name. Her work is part of public, corporate and private collections in Canada and Spain. She is represented by the Galerie L’Harmattan (Baie-Saint-Paul) and the Frame of Mind Gallery (Toronto).
See more of her work at carolemorin.com
Varying textures, bright and muted colors of memories not yet forgotten. The Garbage Still series by Dana Edmonds explores the beauty that emerges from the things we leave behind while reminding us that nature does not fully wipe the slate clean.
Dana Edmonds has a multidisciplinary practice that is balanced between painting and graphic + web design. Born in Montreal, where she currently lives and works, Dana received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in fine arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax (1990). She has also studied Graphic Design at Dawson College and Art Education at McGill University.
Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the US, including One Earth, One Chance at the Rebecca Gallery, Toronto (2016), Show Your World at Gallery MC New York, New York (2016), the Ontario Society of Artists Exhibition at Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto (2016) and I am NSCAD at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax (2015). She is a recent recipient of an award from Canada Council for the Arts to produce a series of new paintings.
My recent work employs the medium of oil painting to explore various forms of urban waste and its relationship to overconsumption. This new series renegotiates painting as being part of a reactive commentary on environmental issues and representations of nature in contemporary society. Demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘materialistic world’ through these landscapes, I look to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria but rather are based on subjective associations and formal parallels. Working from photographs rather than actual memory, my process further enhances and questions this aesthetic of distance. How intimately do we know our surroundings? What do we choose to ignore? What is valued versus what gets thrown away? By exploring the concept of converting the grotesque into the beautiful, I draw attention to these questions and concerns inciting the viewer to make new personal associations between art, everyday life and mass culture.
Find more of Dana's work on her website.
Geneviève Sideleau lives and works in Montreal, where she earned her MFA from Concordia University. She has exhibited in Montreal, Ottawa, Northwest Territories, Boston, South Korea, and Serbia with an interdisciplinary practice involving painting, drawing, object-based work and installation.
She has an interest in current affairs, human rights and women’s issues as well as a concern for the suffering of our needy; homeless, abused, neglected, aging, and mentally ill. Sideleau is an art instructor working in several art centers in Montreal and volunteers her time on occasion to give creative classes to the elderly. You can find her work in private and public collections across Canada, United States and abroad.
You can see her work at www.genevievesideleau.com
The dynamic artistic duo behind Atelier Bloom are making a mark on the contemporary art world both individually and in their collaborative work. For Sabrina and Oriana, creating one of a kind works custom made for you space is what Atelier Bloom is all about.
For this piece we took inspiration from the ocean from a birds eye view. We wanted to evoke the dynamic energy that a wave can create as it approaches the shore line, depicted by the stained wood. The transparency and fluidity of the acrylic paint mimics the life of a wave, as it spills down the piece of wood.
Layers of paper and vibrantly colored paint go into the works of Christiane Gaudette.
Multi-layered pieces add to the sense of mystery that draws the viewer closer. Her gel transfer technique provides the skeleton over which she layers all sorts of paper, including newspaper, travel documents, admission tickets, books, and paper. Final coloring is a mix of acrylic and watercolor, which results in a dreamlike and eclectic view of the urban experience.
Gaudette's work has recieved recognition from her peers. Her works are part of several public and private collections.
See more of her work at www.christianegaudette.com