Odile Richer at Beaulne

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TheBeaulne Mu­seum of Coat­i­cook is pleased to present the exhibition Éclat d’étoffe au charme d’époque, by artist painter Odile Richer from July 1 to Septem­ber 2, 2012. The vernissage is on Sun­day, July 1 at 2 p.m. The pub­lic and the press are cor­dially in­vited.

A grad­u­ate of fine arts from Sher­brooke Col­lege, Mu­seum tech­ni­cian and spe­cial­ist in the study of por­trai­ture at the Saidye Bronf­man of Mon­treal, Odile Richer works at re­fin­ing her ap­proach. She has par­tic­i­pated in auc­tions and ex­hi­bi­tions in the re­gion, no­tably the Far­felu Gallery of Sut­ton and the Bromp­tonville Cul­tural Cen­tre. She also worked as a mu­ral­ist, con­tribut­ing to the com­ple­tion of the fres­coes adorn­ing the city of Sher­brooke.

Through a rich and sus­tained ap­proach, both clas­si­cal and de­cid­edly con­tem­po­rary forms emerge from Richer’s pic­to­rial com­po­si­tions. Her pho­to­graphic achieve­ments are the ba­sis of her work; in mak­ing the sets, choos­ing the cos­tumes, and cre­at­ing moods, she com­poses im­ages, scenes that will even­tu­ally de­velop into paint­ings. A self-taught painter, Richer seeks to por­tray the sub­tleties of sen­sual things that sur­round her, fab­rics, jew­elry, an­tiques, and peo­ple close to her. The orig­i­nal­ity of the sub­ject mat­ter and the qual­ity of the treat­ment of light in her paint­ings re­call the works of Flem­ish pain­ters of the 17th cen­tury. In her work, the beauty em­anates from the mo­ment that is cap­tured and im­mo­bi­lized in the can­vas, from the light, which is fixed and chang­ing that shines with­out shin­ing, from the bril­liance, which is cap­ti­vat­ing and en­trances the viewer.

Twelve paint­ings, each unique, will be shown.

Photo cour­tesy

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