Re­al­ity in­ter­preted at Beaulne

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Theof pleased Beaulne Mu­seum Coat­i­cook is to present the ex­hi­bi­tion « Réal­ités con­tem­pla­tives » by the artist Guy-Anne Mas­si­cotte from the 10th of Novem­ber to the 12th of Jan­uary 2014. The grand open­ing will be held on Sun­day the 10th of Novem­ber at 2pm. The pub­lic and the press are cor­dially in­vited.

Joined to the « Nou­veau Clas­si­cisme » move­ment, Guy-Anne’s Mas­si­cotte’s work is essen­tially sub­tle in­ter­pre­ta­tions of re­al­ity. The sub­jects are staged in a con­tem­po­rary style and the ex­e­cu­tion is based on an­cient tech­niques of oil paint­ing, al­low­ing the cre­ation to be ex­cep­tion­ally re­fined and nu­anced. Mostly self-taught, GuyAnne Mas­si­cotte stud­ied with rigor, with the help of spe­cial­ized works, a painter’s trade with its fine de­tails. Prac­tice and at­ten­tive ob­ser­va­tion to the work of Great Mas­ters such as Ver­meer, Rem­brandt, Da Vinci, Dali, Bouguereau as well as many con­tem­po­rary pain­ters, en­abled her to put to­gether a tech­nique and ap­proach to paint­ing which per­sonal and unique. Ac­cord­ing to the artist, each com­po­si­tion is look­ing for dy­namic bal­ance and har­mony. One of her great as­pi­ra­tions as a clas­sic re­al­ist painter is: “to im­bue my cre­ations with a mod­ern atmo- sphere with sim­plic­ity and sub­tlety”. Her re­cent work some­times in­cludes gold or sil­ver leafs while ex­plor­ing the bound­aries be­tween hy­per-re­al­ism and ab­strac­tion.

Born in Ni­co­let, Mrs Mas­si­cotte has been paint­ing in Sher­brooke for many years. Her oil paint­ings are con­tem­po­rary and re­alis- tic and can be found in many pri­vate col­lec­tions in Canada, the United States and Europe. Mem­ber of the In­ter­na­tional Guild of Re­al­ism, and the Group of Twelve she has re­ceived many awards and men­tions at lo­cal, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional lev­els such as well-known Art Re­newal Center Salon in New Jersey in 2010, 2012 and 2013. The mag­a­zines: Par­cours, Mag­a­zin’Art, Cana­dian Brush­stroke as well as the In­ter­na­tional Artist Mag­a­zines pre­sented her work and some of her paint­ings are part of the note­wor­thy col­lec­tion of Loto-Que­bec. Her work is also shown in gal­leries in Mon­treal and in Charlevoix since 2002 and ex­hib­ited at Ray­mond Chabot Grant Thorn­ton from May to Au­gust 2012. The Mayor of Ayer’s Cliff, gave a very in­ter­est­ing talk com­par­ing the eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion of the Town­ships with that of the rest of the prov­ince. The sit­u­a­tion could be im­proved with train­ing and more sup­port of busi­nesses. Here he is thanked by Tom Richer.

Photo cour­tesy

Alec van Zuiden,

Pho­tos cour­tesy

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