November 1 – 12, 2017
Jacques Descoteaux’s new exhibition entitled “Ambiguity” will be held at Propeller Gallery in Toronto from November 1 to 12, 2017.
In this exhibition, Jacques Descoteaux continues his exploration of landscape in painting, pushing the limits between abstraction and realism. He says of his paintings:
“I am inspired by landscape. By the landscape of the North – Northern Quebec, Iceland, Ireland, Scotland. By the big sky. By the sea. My paintings, however, go beyond landscape. They are about memory – the atmosphere, the impression left by a sunset or a sunrise or a midnight sun, by a brief glance at the clouds or the horizon or the earth or the sea. They are the abstraction of this memory. They are the imagination of this memory. They occasionally
surprise you – by the contrast of subtle colour changes and hard, bold lines, with bright colours and black and white. They transport you to imagined places, to imaginary moments. The landscape that we thought we recognized has become more ambiguous, more mysterious.”