Galerie Q Reopens with New Exhibits

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Photo supplied. Dreamworlds image: Ghitta Caiserman-Roth (1923-2005). Oil on canvas. 48×60″ created in 1995.

Galerie Q is back in business with curator Kathryn at last back on duty. New and family works on display and the gallery is preparing new exhibitions to welcome spring and celebrate Canada’s special upcoming birthday.

Beginning in April, Galerie Q will feature a group show featuring Quebec artists who explore unconscious thoughts, surreal visions, and dreamlike states entitled “Dreamworlds”, which runs from April 8th until April 29th.   The exhibition presents a myriad of worlds that bend our conception of reality. To fully appreciate the message of the artist, the viewer must empty his or her mind of thought and engage with the variety of emotion and reaction they experience as they move through each world. Included in this exhibition will be works from Nathalie Voisine, Guy Paquet, Henry Fernandez, Gaston Petit, Albert Rousseau (1908-1982) and Ghitta Caiserman-Roth (1923-2005). Contemporary Quebec Artist Nathalie Voisine will be present for the Opening Reception on Saturday April 8th from 10 am to 6 pm.

Photo supplied. Part of the National Builders’ Series, Canada’s Prime Minister John Diefenbaker’s likeness was captured by artist Susan Statham in this 30×36” oil on canvas on display at Galerie Q.

Also featured at Galerie Q are more original works in the Nation Builders series. This Galerie Q project was initiated nearly two years ago in anticipation of Canada’s 150th Birthday bash, and includes portraits of Canada’s most influential Prime Ministers; men whose dedication and service to Canada have shaped our present way of life and the place we call home.

The Nation Builders series begins with the oil portrait of founding father Sir John A. MacDonald and concludes with a portrait of The Right Honourable Jean Chretien. Inspired by Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday celebrations, the series will feature 12 portraits of Prime Ministers whose contributions to Canada during their time in office are considered integral to this project. The goal is to use exemplary artwork to highlight the achievements of Canadian Prime Ministers in defining our country’s social and political milestones, this collection will be initially on display at Galerie Q and later, on a tour of Canada to be presented for viewing by Canadians coast to coast at various landmark historical buildings of Canada.

In further recognition of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the portraits will be published in an exclusive hardcover collector’s book and will include, in both English and French, a biography of each Prime Minister and a description of the historical elements contained in each painting. Nation Builders will be available online and in major bookstores by the spring of 2017.

Galerie Q is a Contemporary art gallery located in Cavan with collections of art primarily by Quebec based artist and masters. Entrance is free and they are currently open winter hours from 10 am to 6 pm from Wednesday to Sunday. KG

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