COMING THIS FALL…
After celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, and after a busy spring with amazing traveling and in-situ exhibitions, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h is proud to present an exceptional program this upcoming fall. In addition to exhibiting works by renowned Canadian and international jewellers, the gallery will also be showcasing at two major Art and Design fairs (in Seoul and Chicago) and participate in curatorial activities in Paris and Toronto with two traveling exhibitions of contemporary Quebec artists.
From September 15 to October 15, with an opening night on September 14, Carina Shoshtary (Germany), Attai Chen (Israel) and Märta Mattsson (Sweden) will present their most recent work under the mysterious title The Octopus Has Three Hearts. Divided into two parts, the exhibition was first initiated by a correspondence between Carina and Märta. Both shared about their respective approaches to the creation of earrings, Carina noting Märta’s continuing tension between attraction and repulsion while Märta stressed Carina’s use of opposite materials. In the second part, this feminine duo will be joined by Israeli Attai Chen, whose handling of raw material offers spectacular pieces and a remarkable work on shape and texture.
Making its fifth and final stop, the traveling exhibition Le Labo will be presented from September 22 to December 31 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. All the exhibited pieces are the results of thorough researches initiated during creative workshops directed by Noel Guyomarc’h.
After Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec and Trois-Rivières, the Toronto exhibition will showcase the innovative pieces of 16 Quebec artists : Anne-Marie Rébillard, Annie Loiseau, Catherine Granche, Catherine Sheedy, Emilie Dell’Aniello, Émilie Trudel, Gabrielle Desmarais, Isabelle Métivier, Karine Rodrigue, Katia Martel, Lidia Raymond, Magali Thibault Gobeil, Marianne Séguin, Marie-Maude Brunet, Nazanin Rostami et Véronique Roy. Preceding the opening, a lecture will be given on the following topic :« Art jewellery made in Quebec from the 40’s », on September 21.
With always the same view to promoting local artists outside of Quebec, Noel Guyomarc’h will also be taking Espace habité / Inhabited Space, another traveling exhibition, to Paris. After being held in Barcelona last April, this second edition will be presented at Parcours Bijoux, a prestigious Parisian event dedicated to contemporary jewellery. It will take place at the Institut national des métiers d’art de France, a recognized gallery and a reference center for craft, from September 25 to October 1. Curated by Noel Guyomarc’h and Stephane Blackburn, head of Montreal Jewellery School, the exhibition brings together 13 talented young artists : Anne-Marie Rébillard, Anne-Sophie Vallée, Aurélie Guillaume, Catherine Granche, Catherine Sheedy, Emilie Dell’Aniello, Émilie Trudel, Gabrielle Desmarais, Katia Martel, Magali Thibault Gobeil, Marie-Ève G. Castonguay, Marie-Maude Brunet and Silvie Altschuler. All of them, with humour, irony, colour and energy, tackle multiple issues, expressing social, political or even environmental concerns through their jewellery. Noel Guyomarc’h will also give a conference, « Art jewellery in Quebec », on September 28.
For the third consecutive year, it is with great pleasure that Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h will participate in SOFA Chicago (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art & Design Fair), from November 2 to November 5. The current production of about 30 artists, all represented by the gallery, will be presented. This annual event is nowadays the only art fair that highlights and focuses on three-dimensional art. Continuing on the international scene, Noel Guyomarc’h was recently invited by the Korean Art and Design Foundation to present the works of some twenty Canadian artists in Seoul from September 7 to September 10.
From November 10 to December 1st, an exhibition, Echoes, featuring Canadian artist Despo Sophocleous will take place at the gallery in Montreal. Her work can be found in numerous museums and she collected many awards in Canada and abroad. In 2012, she was rewarded with the prestigious Herbert Hofmann Award in Munich at the occasion of Schmuck Art Fair. Using cubic shapes and simple mechanisms, Despo Sophocleous builds pieces that move just like living beings and take their whole meaning when worn around the neck. Using wooden puzzles and metal fragments, she expresses her thoughts on movement and changes in both space and time.
Finally, this season will end with the gallery’s 21st Christmas exhibition, showcasing the most recent production of its regular represented artists.
For more information :
Noel Guyomarc’h : 514–840–9362 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Frédérique Lespérance : 514-840-9362 – email@example.com