Winding up the year of events that turned Montreal into a “City of Glass” for 2010, a high-profile exhibition of glass art at the nonprofit space Espace Création Loto-Québec was a parade of some of Canada’s most-important artists during the opening party on Wednesday evening, September 29th. Continuing through December 5th, the exhibition with the full title “Kaléidoscope, variations sur le verre québécois” (“Kaleidoscope, variations in Quebec glass”) brings together work selected by one of Montreal’s most important curators. Paul Bourassa, curator of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, chose the works from over 20 Quebec artists, presented in the context of contemporary art themes such as aura, object, narration, history, and nature.
An accompanying exhibition of glass lighting was curated by Louis Pelletier, who is in charge of the Loto-Québec Collection of emerging Quebecois artists.
The artists with work in the exhibition include: Bruno Andrus, Dominique Beaupré St-Pierre, Nadine Busque, Maude Bussières, Annie Cantin, Susan Edgerley, Carole Frève, Jean-Marie Giguère, Mathieu Grodet, Karina Guévin, François Houdé, Ronald Labelle, Catherine Labonté, Michèle Lapointe, Tanya Lyons, Élisabeth Marier, Caroline Ouellette, Carole Pilon, Stephen Pon, Patrick Primeau, Donald Robertson, Akiko Sasaki, Cathy Strokowsky and Vanessa Yanow.
See the gallery below for photos of the artists and their work from the opening night reception last Wednesday evening.
IF YOU GO:“Kaléidoscope, variations sur le verre québécois” Espace Création Loto-Québec 500 Sherbrooke Street West Montréal, Quebec Tel: 514 499-7111, ext. 2829 or 514 499-5087 Website: http://lotoquebec.com/ Gallery Hours: Wednesday: 11 AM to 8 PM Thursday and Friday: 11 AM to 6 PM Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 5 PM