A winter of paintings and papier-mâché to the NCA

Un hiver de toiles et de papier mâché au CNE

The whiteness of winter inspires sometimes the human mind in the creation, and that is exactly what is going on in the head of the couple of artists at the origin of the frame of the exhibition Area of ice, presented at the national exhibition Centre (NEC), the mont-Jacob in Jonquière, until 17 January.

Rheal McIntyre loves the winter. To tell the truth, he loves it, especially the white peach, which made him the object of a passion that he throws onto the canvas, since 2013, in a series of 20 paintings, 14 of which are exposed to Jonquière.

Un hiver de toiles et de papier mâché au CNE

The exhibition takes place at the Mont-Jacob in Jonquière until 17 January.

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“This is a series I made on the fishing because when I was young, I used to go fishing [editor’s NOTE : he grew up in the Baie-des-Chaleurs, in Gaspésie, quebec],” said the man, now 66 years of age. After three years in Ottawa, he and his wife, Johanne Poulin, settled again in the Gaspé peninsula. “When I’m back in the corner, it reminded me of the memories of youth. I was going to mostly walk on the ice and I really liked the backgrounds, ” explains the artist-painter.

Self-taught, Rhéal McIntyre painted with a style all his own, by stains, oil, and acrylic, which gives a lot of texture to his works.

Un hiver de toiles et de papier mâché au CNE

The series of paintings of Rhéal McIntyre represents only ice fishing.

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“I’ve always painted like that. This is the style of the impressionists, inspired by pointillism. Me, I call this tachism “, indicates the one who is in his fifth exhibition to life.

Sculptures

The wife of Rheal McIntyre, Johanne Poulin, was inspired by her paintings to create sculptures in particular, that represent different winter activities. Specific because these sculptures are composed exclusively of paper towels, water, flour and baking powder.

Un hiver de toiles et de papier mâché au CNE

The sculptures of Johanne Poulin are completely made of paper mache.

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This technique of papier-mâché, which she studies and shapes the past five years, is transformed under the impetus of his hands in choir boys who sing, a young skater or a woman pulling a sled in the snow.

It is dedicated to the creation of models to a human scale which will be exposed later.

Un hiver de toiles et de papier mâché au CNE

School-aged children can also dress up the statues of animals in the margins of the exhibition.

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Activities for young people

The visitors to the NCA by January 17, will also be able to take a look at the plastic animals that have been dressed by children of school age and pre-school in the region, invited to become involved in the cultural community. The offer is also available on the weekends to the families of Saguenay who would like to play the game.

The access to the exhibition is free at all times from 9 am to 17 pm on weekdays and from noon to 17 pm on the weekends.

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