Honoring cultural sites
The Beaulne Museum in Coaticook is pleased to present the exhibition Émulsion nocturne, by artist Sandra Tremblay, from 3 February to 31 March 2013. The vernissage will take place on Sunday 3 February at 2 p.m. The public and the press are cordially invited.
Sandra Tremblay is from Lac-St-Jean. She completed a BFA at Laval University in 2002 and currently specializes in painting and printmaking. She is a Townshipper since 2007.
The main idea of the present approach is based on a work ethic attempting a reflection-awareness on the lifestyle of today’s society and consumerism (impact on poverty, the environment, women’s rights). The result is illustrated by the reinforcement of creation through art, a playful vision of daily life in an urban setting. It is a reconciliation of the contemporary human being with nature and its composition, its organization.
The paintings in the collection have been created with the intention of honoring these cultural sites in the Eastern Townships, places that are meaningful to the type of artist she is. These visits to the museums, theatres, and events in constant evolution and vibrancy affected her. As major figures in our cultural landscape, their grandiose architecture reflects the artistic past and present of this region. A quick glance at the rail and textile industries reveals a vast importance in the development of the Eastern Townships. These paintings were recently created in the summer of 2011. This project earned her a scholarship from the Quebec Arts Council and the Regional Conference of Elected Representatives of the Eastern Townships. She is thankful to these two organizations for their support.