January 27 to April 19, 2009
Peregrinations is a new exhibit running at the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre from January 27- April 19. It brings together for the first time, the talented Townships artists Gilles Bossé and Denise Daignault-Bossé, who are showing 60 unique, original works – from sketches of animals, to abstract sculptures – an artistic alliance that is hard to beat!
An abstract painter and sculptor, Gilles Bossé is a graduate of l’Institut des arts appliqués de Montréal and of the Faculty of Industrial Design in Stockholm, Sweden. He taught himself painting, sculpting and engraving. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the artist has concentrated on creating abstract imagery. Material and texture are at the heart of his artistic approach and while his paintings are lyrical, they are also very structured. This abstract artist has certainly made his mark! Several of Bossé’s works have made their way into major corporate and private collections.
A wildlife artist, Denise Daignault-Bossé uses colored pencils to render magnificent images of birds. With a deft touch and attention to detail, she brings birds alive, sometimes showing them outside their natural environment at close range, allowing her to accentuate the small subtleties that are so characteristic of her work. Until the end of the 1970s, Denise specialized in large format contemporary tapestries. She is now exploring new aspects of design with crayons and pastels, concentrating on faces. Constantly developing her talents in new, challenging directions, Denise Daignault-Bossé is a delightful discovery!