Larger than life at the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre
Nature might be hibernating under its blanket of snow, but it comes alive at the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre, through the works of Claudio D’angelo and Mary S. Martin. The two painters, whose exhibitions opened yesterday, specialize in larger than life figurative scenes, showcasing Canadian wildlife and the landscapes of the Eastern Townships.
An Instinct for Nature is a retrospective of some 60 works by the Montreal artist Claudio D’angelo. Explaining his admiration for the animals that are the subject of his wildlife paintings, Mr. D’angelo said, “These fleeting moments filled with joy, observing the fine details of the flora and fauna that surrounds me, is what I want to capture – the beauty of a particular moment. I feel the need to express that beauty and to share it with the viewer.”
Mary. S. Martin for her part, whose exhibition Reflections through Time, comprises around 20 works, commented that it was a “great honor” to be chosen along with Mr. D’angelo to inaugurate the 40th season of the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre. A native of the Eastern Townships, Martin faithfully reproduces the landscapes that she so much admires, interpreting them through the lens of science and her artistic eye.
The exhibition will run until April 29, 2012 at the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre. Entrance is free, guided tours offered upon request.
Claudio D’angelo captures the beauty of local wildlife.
Mary S. Martin reproduces the landscape of the Townships.