January 22 to april 23, 2017
Artist and scientist Étienne Saint-Amant has one major goal - to introduce the general public to a way of using a dense, complex mathematical system to create visual art that is both expressive and full of life.
Combining avant-garde scientific principles and classical composition, the artist creates his images by layering a succession of drawings, one on top of the other. He combines the formulas of fractal geometry with mathematical transformations and color, stage by stage, step by step, to come up with a work of art. It's a unique, innovative approach that transforms mathematics into materials and pigments.
Influenced by her experience working in cinema and television, the artist, Suzanne Ferland, approaches her photography and contemporary painting with a very distinctive touch.
Her expert eye picks out and transforms the photographic elements that are so characteristic of her work. She adapts and reframes the images she selects, incorporating them into her paintings.
With the Passages series, the artist reflects on the perception of space and the evidence of human activity. She depicts fragments of reimagined landscapes in a narrative sequence, like a travel diary, or poses the question « What do we leave behind »
Andréanne Abbondanza Bergeron
Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron, recipient of the 2016-17 Yvonne L. Bombardier Graduate Scholarship in Visual Arts, looks at the links between space and interpersonal relationships through sculpture, installation art and photography.
Having studied architecture, the artist seeks to highlight an awareness of one's surroundings and the feeling of how a body, in a physical sense, occupies a space. She creates her art in situ - work designed to confront viewers, placing them at the core of the experience.