Ye Olde Blacksmith Art Gallery Presents
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.