From May 2 to August 29, 2021
A retired mathematics teacher, Ghislaine Riendeau traded in her chalk for paintbrushes around 15 years ago. Inspired by rock paintings and ancient civilizations, she shows us her creative universe by swinging between abstract and figurative art.
Her canvases, rendered in warm tones contrasted with ethereal white, evoke the art that decorates the walls of the famed Lascaux Caves. Depictions of human beings and animals are at the very heart of Riendeau’s paintings. Acrylic, gold leaf, impasto on a cement base and transparency give birth to (among other things) frolicking horses and iconic snow geese. The Stone Age and contemporary society come together in this exhibition, illustrating a universal language that offers an interpretation of the mystery of life – the very essence of humanity.