Nov 112015
 
 November 11, 2015  Art, Art Gallery


Lacy Susan- 2013- 120 x 120cm-acrylic on canvas listThe exhibit of paintings by Brigitte Radecki  has been extended due to unforeseen circumstances and will now run until January 17, 2016.

Radecki will present her works in a series called Double Chance, alongside a handful of other pieces from previous bodies of work. Double Chance addresses the happy accidents created when relying upon elements of chance and randomness. Radecki initially creates a form by throwing paint and employing dripping techniques. She then goes a step further by adding to the equation a more rigorous methodology of photography, enlargement, printing, tracing, and reproducing in order to arrive at the final artwork. In this manner, her work differs from what is traditionally referred to as “action painting” as well as “geometrical abstraction” in the sense that deliberate and exacting methods are used in order to subvert the spontaneous and gestural aspect of the very process art critic Harold Rosenberg uses to describe the work of Jackson Pollock.

Brigitte Radecki received both her BFA and MFA from Concordia University.  She has exhibited throughout Canada and Europe for over thirty years. Her work is in several public and private collections such as the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal, the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, Air Canada and the National Bank. Her career initially began working in sculpture and installation and since the 1990s she has concentrated entirely on abstract painting installations. She lives and works in Montreal and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Her current artworks can be viewed at www.brigitteradecki.com.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm except on statutory holidays. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

Aug 212015
 
 August 21, 2015  Art, Art Gallery

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Vernissage Event with Brigitte Radecki
Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm
Double Chance by Brigitte Radecki

Meet Montreal-based artist Brigitte Radecki and gain more insight into her work. Light refreshments will be served.

More about the exhibit:

The Double Chance exhibit opens with a vernissage on September 10 at 7 pm.

Radecki will present her latest works in a series called Double Chance, alongside a handful of other pieces from previous bodies of work. Double Chance addresses the happy accidents created when relying upon elements of chance and randomness.

More about the artist: Brigitte Radecki received both her BFA and MFA from Concordia University.  She has exhibited throughout Canada and Europe for over thirty years. Her work is in several public and private collections such as the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal, the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, Air Canada and the National Bank. Her career initially began working in sculpture and installation and since the 1990s she has concentrated entirely on abstract painting installations. She lives and works in Montreal and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Apr 282015
 
 April 28, 2015  Art, Art Gallery

Swan Song (Woolf) 1A new exhibit by Fiona Annis is on show at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library’s Art Gallery.

Annis will discuss her most recent cycle of artwork, The After-Image (Swan Songs), with the public during the Library’s vernissage event on Thursday, April 30 at 7 pm.

This series has been described as a romantic conceptual rendering of the slippage between fact and fiction within a documentary framework. The expression “swan song” derives from the Greek myth that swans are mute, but burst into song just before they die. Over the ages the legend was embraced by poets and came to mean a person’s last eloquent words or performance: a final farewell appearance.

Fiona Annis is a Montréal-based visual artist and researcher whose interdisciplinary practice includes photography, installation, and various forms of mark-making.  In 2008 she received her Master’s degree of Research in Creative Practices from the Glasgow School of Art, and she is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Concordia University. Fiona has exhibited and lectured in national and international contexts.

Her current artworks can be viewed at www.fionaannis.com

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm except statutory holidays. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

 This exhibit runs until May 21, 2015.

Apr 172015
 
 April 17, 2015  Art, Art Gallery

01_annis_small  blogVernissage Event with Fiona Annis
Thursday, April 30 at 7 pm
The After-Image (Swan Songs) by Fiona Annis

Meet Montreal-based artist Fiona Annis and gain more insight into her work. Light refreshments will be served.

More about the exhibit: The expression “swan song” derives from the Greek myth that swans are mute, but burst into song just before they die. Over the ages the legend was embraced by poets and came to mean a person’s last eloquent words or performance: a final farewell appearance.

More about the artist: Fiona Annis is a Montréal-based visual artist and researcher whose interdisciplinary practice includes photography, installation, and various forms of mark-making.  In 2008 she received her Master’s degree of Research in Creative Practices from the Glasgow School of Art, and she is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Concordia University. Fiona has exhibited and lectured in national and international contexts.

Dec 032014
 
 December 3, 2014  Art, Art Gallery

Smash, acrylic on linen, 58 x 58 inchesAbstract paintings of Montreal-based visual artist Antonietta Grassi are on display at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library Art Gallery.

Grassi says her exhibit features a questioning of both our physical and mental surroundings. This idea is reinforced in her following statement. ”My current series of paintings operates at the conjunction of abstraction and representation, furthering my ongoing investigations into the instabilities of compositional structure and architectural form as metaphors for psychological states, such as instability and loss,“ Grassi writes in her artist’s statement.

Grassi is a professional artist and professor in the Visual Arts Department at Dawson College in Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and a Master’s of Fine Arts from l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her work can be found in public and private collections, including the Musée du Québec. She has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and Europe and has participated in notable shows on contemporary abstract painting.

Her current artworks can be viewed at www.antoniettagrassi.com.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm except statutory holidays. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit csllibrary.org.

This exhibit runs until January 25, 2015.

Nov 122014
 
 November 12, 2014  Art, Art Gallery

Meet the Artist Event                                                                          for blog

Thursday, November 27 at 7 pm
Deliberate Apertures and Accidental Enclosures by Antonietta Grassi

Meet Montreal-based artist Antonietta Grassi and gain more insight into her work. Light refreshments will be served.

More about the artist: Antonietta Grassi’s exhibit features a questioning of both our physical and mental surroundings. This idea is reinforced in her following statement: ”My current series of paintings operates at the conjunction of abstraction and representation, furthering my ongoing investigations into the instabilities of compositional structure and architectural form as metaphors for psychological states, such as instability and loss.“

Antonietta Grassi is a professional artist and professor in the Visual Arts Department at Dawson College in Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and a Master’s of Fine Arts from l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her work can be found in public and private collections, including the Musée du Québec. She has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and Europe and has participated in notable shows on contemporary abstract painting.

Her current artworks can be viewed at antoniettagrassi.com

Oct 062014
 
 October 6, 2014  Art, Art Gallery

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The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is presenting the iridescent photographs of Montreal-based photographer André Boucher in the Library’s Art Gallery.

André Boucher’s exhibit features photographic works from six different series, all having one very important trait in common: aside from mirroring effects, none of the photos has been digitally altered or retouched.

André Boucher prints his photographs on a variety of surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and paper. This allows him the flexibility of altering visual perceptions and keep the viewer guessing.

Boucher was born in Chicoutimi in 1950.  He developed his talents as a photographer early on in life.  A graduate in Communication Studies, Boucher worked as a reporter for the newspaper Le Soleil and later founded Groupe Image, a project he directed for several years.  Freelance photography work would ensue and subsequently it was a move towards contemporary art which gained him more recognition. He currently lives and works in Montreal. Boucher’s work has been shown throughout the province of Québec, and can be found in numerous private and museum collections.

His current artworks can be viewed at www.andreboucher.com

This exhibit runs until November 23, 2014.

Sep 192014
 
 September 19, 2014  Art, Art Gallery

Meet the Artist Event for ppt
Tuesday, September 30 at 7 pm
Illuminations by André Boucher

Meet Montreal-based artist André Boucher and gain more insight into his work. Refreshments will be served.

More about the artist: André Boucher’s exhibit features photographic works from six different series. The common theme, aside from mirroring effects, is that none of the photos has been digitally altered or retouched.  Boucher prints his photographs on a variety of surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and paper, which he says allows him the flexibility of altering visual perceptions and keep the viewer guessing.

Boucher was born in Chicoutimi in 1950. He developed his talents as a photographer early in life. A graduate in communication studies, Boucher worked as a reporter for the newspaper Le Soleil and later founded Groupe Image, a project he directed for several years. He became a freelance photographer and then made a move towards contemporary art. He currently lives and works in Montreal. Boucher’s work has been shown throughout Quebec, and can be found in numerous private and museum collections.His current artworks can be viewed at AndreBoucher.com

 

Aug 152014
 

The Fall & Winter library programs brochure is hot off the presses!

Pick one up starting today at the library or download a PDF copy heredownload a PDF copy here.

A few highlights from this season’s programming:

– An Evening with Claire Holden Rothman on September 3
– A talk on the Fabulous Fabergé exhibit at the MMFA
– The Eddie Cantor Story, a playreading written and directed by Aviva Ravel
– The return of favourite programs like Science Demystified with Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Tech Talks, and our varied book clubs…

and much, much more!

Jul 312014
 
 July 31, 2014  Art, Art Gallery

blogexhibitLuminous paintings by New York-based artist Paul Hunter are on display at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library from July 31 to September 21, 2014.

Hunter will also discuss his work and what inspires him on July 31 at 7 pm at a Meet the Artist event at the Library. This event is free of charge. Refreshments will be served.

The New York Reflections art exhibit features contemporary original abstract and minimal cityscapes using gold and metal leaf in combination with acrylic paint applied on canvas.

“I’ve perfected a method of applying gold, bronze and other metal leaf into my canvases, having spent many years pursuing techniques that produce a radiant effect in my work,” Hunter said. “The result is an overall luminescence that deserves to be seen in person.”

Born and raised in Quebec City, Hunter was exposed to art at an early age.  His father taught sculpture at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts and both his parents are artists. Hunter obtained his MFA in Montreal and currently lives and works in New York City. His art has been shown both in solo and group exhibits in North America, Europe, Asia and the United Arab Emirates.

His current artworks can be viewed at PaulHunterArt.com