hors normes

artistes invité invited artists

Bonnie Baxter, René Derouin, Francine Simonin

Galerie d'art Stewart Hall Gallery

VERNISSAGE Mercredi 7 september 19h, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 7pm

artistes sélectionné

selected artists

Jocelyne Benoît, Marie-France Bertrand, Micheline Bertrand, Claudette Delisle
Nicole Doré-Brunet, Odette Ducasse, Élisabeth Dupond, Carole Fisette
Serge Foisy, Louis Hébert, Ingeborg Jürgensen Hiscox, Louise Ladouceur
Claire Lemay, Marie-Aline Lemay, Henriette Le Tellier, Odile Loulou
Brenda Malkinson, Anna Jane McIntyre, Rolande Pelletier, Sharon Robinson
Anaïs Ronceray, Sylvain Roy, Stella Sasseville, Deborah Wood

Du 3 septembre au 16 octobre 2016, la Galerie d’art Stewart Hall, à Pointe-Claire, est heureuse d’accueillir en primeur les œuvres des 27 artistes qui prennent part à l’exposition Xylon hors normes. En 2014, Xylon-Québec a invité des artistes de tous les domaines à soumettre des projets qui feraient la part belle à des utilisations non conventionnelles de la gravure en relief. Aux vingt-quatre artistes sélectionnés se sont joints trois invités, artistes émérites reconnus pour leur pratique aussi rigoureuse qu'innovatrice. Sans renier ses origines, l'association propose, via l'exposition Xylon hors normes, un constat non exhaustif de ces pratiques éclatées et invite à mieux situer les arts d'impression dans la contemporanéité.

From September 3 to October 16, the Stewart Hall Art Gallery is pleased to present the works of 27 artists participating in the Xylon hors normes exhibition. In 2014 Xylon-Québec invited artists from all mediums to submit projects showcasing unconventional uses of relief printing. Joining the 24 selected artists are the three accomplished guest artists known for their practices that are as innovative as they are demanding. Without renouncing its origins, with the Xylon hors normes exhibition, the association is presenting a non-exhaustive look at the ground-breaking practices and helping to situate relief printing in a contemporary context.

Galerie d'art Stewart Hall Gallery

176, chemin du Bord-du-Lac - Lakeshore
Pointe-Claire, h9s 4j7

Directions : Galerie Stewart Hall >

Du 3 septembre au 16 octobre, 2016 de 12h à 17h
September 3 - October 16, 2016 noon to 5pm

514 630-1300 poste 1778

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MARCH 19 – APRIL 30, 2016

La mort tragique
et prématurée de Jane

2020 rue William


February 27 to march 20, 2016

Jane's Journey


T : 438 385 1955

The Jane’s Journey series is a para-autobiographical series in which Jane figures as an archetype (a Jane Doe) of feminine beauty. She is based on a composite of generic and depersonalized iconic American women that begin with the ‘Jane’ of the Dick and Jane readers and span the gamut of ‘leading ladies’ better known for their bodies than their brains. As Jane journey’s through the settings’s of her own past, her solitary, detached, figure turns self-consciously away from the camera to examine the role of glamour and the loss of individuation in artistic self-expression, questioning, “to what extent does an attractive blond woman identify with the idealized females of art, cinema, theatre, and even the iconic imagery of children’s books in their construction of self? Can she ever truly see herself as separate from these idealized roles.” In a more general sense, the series questions society’s ability to isolate their own experiences from drama as portrayed by the industry of culture, from painting and photography to theatre, literature and cinema.

A possible answer can be found in the details of the “Jane” imagery—the mild humour of the obvious wig and personal and often very dated and comfortable clothing choices, the frequent presence of Jane’s gentle companion, supermodel come dog, small oddities and awkwardnesses in the settings, the dislocation of style with time—that insist on Jane’s individuality, her self-awareness, her maturity despite social pressure to conform. Her glamour comes from her mystery and lives despite the deliberately un-provocative postures she adopts. She doesn’t set out to appeal to anyone but herself. Appeal (what draws us to anything) is built on desire, familiarity, historical reference, a sense of place or context that expands our sense of self: can this be separated from art? If appeal is not at least part of the discussion, can the discussion be a valid one, this is at the heart of the Jane series.