Journey into the World of Portrait
August 15 to September 8, 2019
Vernissage: Thursday August 15, 4 to 8 pm
– In his exhibition “Journey into the World of Portrait”, showing at La Fab Arts Centre from August 15 to September 8, 2019, artist Olivier Bonnet presents feminine and masculine portraits inspired by live models, various contemporary subjects and period photographs, made with different mediums, namely ink, charcoal, graphite pencil, dry and oil pastel, gouache and watercolours, on supports like paper, cardstock, canvas mounted on cardboard, printed geographical maps and scratch cards.
“My style is figurative. Using traditional mediums, I’m interested in geometrical patterns, the human body, portrait, trees, sculpture and still-life”, says Bonnet. “I continue exploring the overlapping of subjects with various supports, as well as light effects. I’m looking for compositions that create a tension, invite to relaxation or arouse emotions. Part of my creative inspiration comes from recycled images and old photograhs. Some marked the era and others are forgotten. I like to connect subjects that have a priori no connection and to give them a new life with my compositions”, he explains.
Olivier Bonnet studied Fine Arts at the École nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in 1980- 1981, art history at the University of Aix-en-Provence from 1986 to 1989 and Chinese calligraphy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001-2002. He published more than 300 cartoons in Doctors without Borders magazines, made various commissioned works, silver photography works (black and white) in China, as well theatrical scenery in France and Austria. His works can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, United States, France, Italy, Germany and United Kingdom. He had numerous solo and group exhibitions.
Come and chat with Olivier Bonnet at his vernissage on Thursday, August 15, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Visit our arts and crafts boutique, and shop around the stands of the Old Chelsea Market that will be in our courtyard every Thursday, from 4 pm to 7 pm, until October 10.
Exhibition by Deidre Hierlihy
from July 18 to August 11, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 4 pm to 8 pm
In her exhibition “Afield”, showing at La Fab Arts Centre from July 18 to August 11, 2019, printmaker Deidre Hierlihy presents landscapes from two different places: the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa and Northern Ireland. The prints of the Central Experimental Farm were created over a period of 2 years. The prints of Ireland were created during a four-month Artsland artist-in-residency in 2019. The work in this show is part of her continuing exploration of landscapes that combine vernacular architecture and natural elements, often depicting the dichotomy of rural/natural and urban/manmade landscape.
“As an artist, the contrast of the natural environment and the overlaid human interface always catches my attention,” says Hierlihy. Much of her current work is black and white linocut. “Linocut allows me to celebrate a simplified graphic vision of my environment and best expresses my fascination with patterns. Drawing is the foundation of my printmaking practice and lithography expresses my joy of the communicative possibilities of the drawn mark and allows me to play with colour,” she explains.
Deidre Hierlihy studied printmaking in Kyoto, Japan. She holds a Bachelor of Education – Artist in Community Programme, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, both from Queen’s University. She has been creating and exhibiting her prints for 40 years in various venues, in Canada and abroad. She lives and works in Ottawa, Canada.
Artist’s website: http://deidrehierlihy.com
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Feb 16 - March 12
UNDER THE COLOURS
March 14 - April 7
FROM CHARLEVOIX TO THE MAGDALENE ISLANDS
11 April to 5 May
A SENSE OF WHIMSY
May 9 to June 9
Ottawa School of Art
June 13 to July 14
18 July to 11 August
August 15 to September 8
JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF PORTRAITS
September 12 to October 13
Collectif Graphien :
Geneviève Belzile, Manon Boulet, Deidre Hierlihy, Louise Lépine,
Nathalie Morin, Madeleine Rousseau et Denise Tremblay
October 17 to November 17
André and Sophie Guindon
November 21 to December 29
CHRISTMAS MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION