Facing the Mohawk Kanesatake Reserve across the river (and not far from Oka), Daniel Gautier’s Le Dialogue is a large-scale reconstruction of an Eagle feather. Feathers in Native Amerindian culture are a tool for communicating symbols, words, and even a person’s history… Gautier’s is a material cultural expression of love between the Amerindian and non-Amerindian peoples. Hudson-based artist Sonia Haberstich’s L’accueil is an eclectic, folk art-ish, neo-primitive, quasi-totemic collectivity of birch wood sculpture totems.

Armand Vaillancourt’s L’écran: un geste de réparation. Mille fois pardon pour ce que nous vous avons fait subir aux Premières Nations, hangs like a giant screen using vine branches that move as subtly as the wind up in the air. Elegant, gestural, this art asks forgiveness a thousand times for injustices wrought on Amerindian peoples… Annick Gauvreau’s tree-placed snowshoe assemblages use shells, tree bark, man-made elements with a sublime sense of the abstract, using elements in a joyful, sublime way. Down by a stream, Audrée Demers-Roberge Écosystème II - milieu humide has a collectivity of small stalagmite-like ceramic pieces sited on boulders and stones that are beginning to fall into the stream, instant artefacts of our times, now entering the flow of the ecosystem, changing again.

A first for Hudson, L’art prend l’air is opens the doors to the great spirit and our universe in the scale of nature!

 
L’art prend l’air - art en nature
can be seen through to 2016

Park Jack Layton
Hudson, Quebec
www.hudson.quebec(lien externe)

 

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Annick Gauvreau

 

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Armand Vaillancourt
L’écran

 

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Audrée Demers-Roberge
Écosystème II - milieu humide

 

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Daniel Gautier
Le Dialogue

 

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Sonia Haberstich
L’accueil