Ye Olde Black­smith Art Gallery Pre­sents

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YeOlde Black­smith Art Gallery, in Stanstead Qc., opened the sum­mer sea­son on Thurs­day June 19th with an ex­hi­bi­tion of new work by Hat­ley artist Caro­line Ge­orge, and works on paper by Se­bastien Leblanc from Ge­orgeville. In “The Cen­taurs”, Ge­orge has used mixed draw­ing me­dia to por­tray the im­age of this mythi- cal crea­ture - half horse, half hu­man – a metaphor for thou­sands of years in Western art rep­re­sent- ing a strug­gle be­tween two op­pos­ing forces. A se­ries of large pan­els, the etheric qual­ity of each tex­tured piece re­flects a time gone by.

Born in Mon­treal, Leblanc has been ex­plor­ing var­i­ous cre­ative out­lets from an early age and is cur­rently com­plet­ing a di­ploma in weld­ing. This most re­cent body of work was in­spired by the necker cube, an op­ti­cal il­lu­sion orig­i­nat­ing from crys­tal­log­ra­phy where the shape can be per­ceived as a cube rep­re­sented in ei­ther of two pos­si­ble ori­en­ta­tions. The am­bigu­ous line draw­ing was then used in phi­los­o­phy as a counter ar­gu­ment to naïve re­al­ism (things are not nec­es­sar­ily as per­ceived by the senses).

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs since June 19 to July 6 with a vernissage on Fri­day, June 20 from 5-7 pm. All are wel­come! Gallery hours are Thurs­day to Sun­day, 11-6 pm., and our sum­mer sea­son runs un­til Septem­ber 7th. If any­one would like to be on our mail­ing list to re­ceive notices of our events, please call 819 876-2282.

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