April 29 – June 4, 2017IN QUEBEC — 1, côte Dinan G1K 3V5
April 29 – June 4, 2017
Marc Garneau, Selected works 2005-2015
The gallery Lacerte art contemporain (Québec) is pleased to present Selected Works 2005-2015 – a selection of works that have been deliberately preserved by the artist during all these years.
The tables presented are displayed as experimental spaces composed of colored surfaces, pieces of cut and pasted canvas, to which are added various incisions, superpositions and scrapings. The work benefits from accidents, chance and surprise that arise. The artist is attentive to all these phenomena in order to thwart an overly obvious direction. Garneau thus leaves an opening to the unpredictable. Each work reveals its own tensions, its own contrasts, in a coherent whole.
With Selected Works 2005-2015, the painter completes a retrospective cycle of three years initiated at the Guido Molinari Foundation. Subsequently, two major events took place, covering thirty years of painting at 1700 La Poste in Montreal and more recently at the Galerie d’art du Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke.
Born in Thetford-Mines in 1956, Marc Garneau lives and works in Montreal. For 40 years, he has been practicing printmaking and painting. Active in his milieu with more than sixty individual exhibitions, the artist is also present on the international scene. His works have been presented in several countries: Austria, Germany, France, Holland, Mexico, Japan. Among other awards, in 1997 he was awarded the Grand Prize of the Biennial of Drawing, Printing and Paper Matters in Quebec. His works can be found in numerous public collections: the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Lower St. Lawrence Museum, the Musée de Joliette and the Art Bank of Canada. He is also a member of more than 30 corporate collections in Canada.
Marc Garneau — Learn more about the artist