Larger than life at the Yvonne L. Bom­bardier Cul­tural Cen­tre

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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.

Photo cour­tesy

Clau­dio D’an­gelo cap­tures the beauty of lo­cal wildlife.

Photo cour­tesy

Mary S. Martin re­pro­duces the land­scape of the Town­ships.

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