February 28 to March 17 2018
Opening: Saturday Mrach 10, from 2 to 5pm
I attempt to harmonize opposing forces, to find balance between the spontaneous and the structured. I look to reconcile the contradictions of fragility and strength, light and dark, the impulsive and the organized. There is even contradiction in the space itself, where the environment and the objects within are either flat or 3 dimensional. The juxtaposition of vibrant and subtle colors is key to the overall atmosphere. Representational sketches, gestural drawings and bold shapes co-exist, becoming symbols in a nebulous, dream-like space.
The artist was born in Montreal, Quebec, where she now lives and works. She received from Concordia University a B.F.A. in Cinema Animation, and a diploma in Art Education from McGill University. She has worked at the National Film Board of Canada, an animation studio in London, England, in a number of animation studios in Montreal, and has also taught general art and drawing to high school students and young adults. Currently, the artist is working in an animation production studio as a graphic designer.
2017 (Galerie Luz). 2016 (Galerie Luz). 2014 (Galerie Luz). 2012 (Galerie Luz). 2011 (Galerie 12 – Moncton, NB). 2003 (La galerie du Salon Alterna-tif). 2002 (La galerie Wilder & Davis). 2001 (La galerie du Salon Alterna-tif). 1999 (Le Festiv’Art de Frelighsburg). 1997 (Le Cheval Blanc).
Michael Tahina Randrianavony, Krassi Dimtch
Genevieve Siedeleau, Marc Ledoux
Michael Tahina Randrianavony was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar. He lived there until 2012 and moved to Montreal, Canada. Michael has studied commerce in John Abbott College and is currently studying in McGill for Software engineering.
Michael is a self-taught emerging artist that pursues to capture the feeling of being a millennial in a fast paced evolving world. In 2016, Michael’s works were displayed by Galerie 5 Continents and at a Montreal pop up show named “Another Art Gallery”.
Krasi Dimtch is Ottawa-based multimedia artist who creates digital, conceptual, and sound art that encode linguistic contents and explore the structures of Language viewed as a repository of ideas. She was born in Bulgaria and holds a master’s degree from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in Poland. After immigrating to Canada, Krasi dedicated herself fully to the study of the generative powers of Language and its role in the thought-creation process. In 2013, she was granted a patent for methods for natural language generation (CIPO – Patent 2704163).
Krasi Dimtch has exhibited nationally and internationally. Some of the places she has recently presented her works are: Exhibition of the Winners of International Juried Competition, Los Angelis Center for Digital Art (USA, 2017); ArtVenice Biennale IV, (Italie, 2017)); LACDA Represented Artists Exhibit, Los Angelis Center for Digital Art (USA, 2017); Solo exhibit at gallery Luz, Montreal, (Canada, 2016); Red Dot Miami Art Fair (USA, 2017).
Geneviève Sideleau lives and works in Montreal, where she earned her MFA from Concordia University. She has exhibited in Montreal, Ottawa, Northwest Territories, Boston, South Korea, and Serbia with an interdisciplinary practice involving painting, drawing, object-based work and installation. She has an interest in current affairs, human rights and women’s issues as well as a concern for the suffering of our needy; homeless, abused, neglected, aging, and mentally ill. Sideleau is an art instructor working in several art centers in Montreal and also volunteers her time to give creative classes to the elderly in the West Island. You can find her work in private and public collections across Canada, United States and abroad as well as at Seven Below Gallery in Ottawa.
Marc Ledoux lives and works en Montreal. He has studied at Montreal Fine Arts School, from 1962 to 1966 and he has teached at C.E.C.M., from 1966 at l970, and at Cegep Edouard-Montpetit, from 1972 to 2004. He has participated in several group and solo exhibitions, among which the Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in 2005. He is represented in collection of Cegep Edouard-Montpetit and Loto-Québec. He exhibit at Luz gallery since 2006.
Since about 15 years ago, he works on paper developing a long series named originally ”Bande-Essai”.