Expo At Beaulne Mu­seum

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Al­though very dif­fer­ent, the work of Ma­jeau and Tardif beckon and com­plete each other. They pro­voke dis­cus­sions and ques­tions per­tain­ing to work, the power of au­thor­i­ties and life in gen­eral.

This ex­hibit re­flects the path taken by each artist. Ma­jeau worked for 17 years in hous­ing rights then re­turned to vis­ual arts and me­dia at­tribu­tive as a teacher. She re­mained in­flu­enced by life’s te­nancy. Tardif, be­ing an author and ed­u­ca­tor, is drawn to iconog­ra­phy which helps in de­scrib­ing his opin­ions. The re­sult of th­ese works of art is not ap­par­ent but more “snap shots” of the world.

Their work, ex­e­cuted on medium size sur­faces is ad­e­quate so it may cre­ate a dis­tance with­out in­vad­ing the viewer. How­ever de­mand­ing in the rep­e­ti­tion of words par­tic­u­larly in Tardif’s work. The art pro­duced by this artist are mostly smooth whereas those of Ma­jeau are tex­tured with a lot of pa­per, pho­to­graph and paste which re­sults in be­ing di­verse and poignant.

See pic­ture page 16

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