Cabine C Exhibition - Starting October 23 at Loto-Québec's Espace Création - Photographer Jean-François Gratton's take on 50 Québec artists interviewed by Christiane Charette



    MONTREAL, Oct. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - From October 23 to November 30,
Loto-Québec's Espace Création will grant you access to the universe of Cabine
C through a secret entrance: the studio of its photographer, Jean-François
Gratton, who has chosen to integrate the persona of 50 guests interviewed by
Christiane Charette into the core of his own creative work.
    Created and produced by Jean-Sébastien Ouellet, in cooperation with
producer-host Christiane Charette, director François Méthé and photographer
Jean-François Gratton, Cabine C was born of the deep conviction that
creativity resides deep inside each of us and is accessible to everyone. Since
its beginnings, the multi-platform project has been a combination TV series
and website where members of the public share their own sources of creativity.
Two new elements are added today: A book and an exhibition of 50 large-scale
portraits by Jean-François Gratton.

    Away from La Cabine...

    In the now famous Cabine C, Christiane Charette has welcomed all kinds of
artists: actors, musicians, broadcasters, dancers, behind-the-scene artists,
and more. The show's guests during the first season included Véronique
Cloutier, Fred Pellerin, Zachary Richard, Jorane, Pierre Marc Johnson, Pierre
Lapointe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vittorio, René Richard Cyr, Lise Dion and Lise
Watier. A significant sentence uttered during the interview was selected and,
with the agreement of his one-day models, the photographer set it in
unexpected locations and décors a million miles away from the starkness and
neutrality of La Cabine. The guests were filled with enthusiasm for this
unusual project and displayed great openness. The closeness that developed
between them and the photographer is palpable and the result amazing! On the
walls of Loto-Québec's Espace Création, you will discover these almost
life-size portraits through the quotes that inspired them.
    An accomplished photographer for almost 20 years, Jean-François Gratton
is recognized as one of the best of his generation. In advertising, he
produced a number of campaigns by major Montreal agencies (Marketel, Sid Lee,
Bos, Orangetango), sharing his talent with such clients as Cirque du Soleil,
Air Canada, Tourisme Québec, SAQ and many others. He is also the author of
several anthropological reports and has participated in the illustration of
articles for such magazines as Elle Québec, L'actualité, Vice Versa, Photo
Sélection and Grafika. His work has received recognition through at least
twenty prizes and awards and his talent enjoyed by a wide range of fans thanks
to his exhibitions.
    Fifty personalities, fifty quotes, fifty universes presented by a great
photographer, Jean-François Gratton. That is the starting point of Cabine C's
amazing exhibition, presented free of charge from October 23 to November 30 at
Loto-Québec's Espace Création. The pleasure of the visit can be extended with
the purchase of Cabine C, a book of photographs with quotes, images, sketches,
manuscript pages and behind-the-scenes photos of the show, now available in
bookstores.

    Espace Création supports art in all its forms

    Involved in visual arts since 1979, Loto-Québec established a structured
program in 1985 to acquire works of art. Owner of one of the largest company
collections in Canada, Loto-Québec now holds almost 4,000 works of art by
about 1,000 Québec artists. Loto-Québec opened Espace Création in 2005 at the
heart of downtown as a unique venue for multi-disciplinary exhibitions,
distribution and cultural activities available to the public free of charge.
It is a special window on the works of both up-and-coming and renowned Québec
artists such as Tom Hopkins, Frédéric Back, François Vincent, Pierre Gauvreau,
and Claude Le Sauteur.

    Don't wait, come and discover this exceptional island of art in the
hubbub of Sherbrooke Street!

    Cabine C Exhibition
    Produced by Productions Occhi Neri
    in cooperation with Le Lait and ARTV

    From October 23 to November 30
    At Espace Création
    Ground floor of Loto-Québec's head office
    500 Sherbrooke Street West
    Montreal - McGill Metro Station
    Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
    Entrance is free
    Tel.: 514-499-7111, ext 2829, 514-499-5087
    www.lotoquebec.com
    www.cabinec.com




For further information:

For further information: Julie Delorme, Communications Papineau-Couture,
(514) 842-3851, lypapineaucouture@vl.videotron.ca


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