MONTRÉAL, Oct. 4, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebecor gallery is proud to present works from several major series produced over the last 10 years by multidisciplinary artist Marc Séguin. The exhibition runs until January 2017.
"Art expresses the spirit of a society; Quebecor is committed to supporting and promoting the arts and making them part of Quebecers' daily lives," said Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor. "It is a privilege to host a large-scale exhibition of works by Marc Séguin, an important artist whose caustic voice and critical gaze have made him a major figure on the Québec arts scene and earned him an international reputation that is a source of pride for us all."
About Marc Séguin
Marc Séguin was born in the Outaouais in 1970 and studied art at Concordia University. Today, he divides his time between painting (mainly in Brooklyn), writing, filmmaking (his first feature film, Stealing Alice, will be released soon), raising his four children and making artisan maple syrup.
Marc Séguin is a socially engaged artist who uses iconic images drawn from photojournalism as his working material. He appropriates media representations of disasters and transposes them to the canvas in a deeply personal way. Social criticism and revulsion at violence and human stupidity are constant themes in his work. Marc Séguin also has a keen interest in engraving, which he has been practicing since the beginning of his career more than 20 years ago.
To date, Marc Séguin has had more than 20 solo exhibitions and has participated in a similar number of group exhibitions and international shows in Madrid, Barcelona, Venice, Berlin, Cologne, New York, Miami, Chicago, Brussels and Namur. The exhibition at the Quebecor gallery includes several recent works that have not been shown before. The pieces, taken mainly from Galerie Simon Blais' holdings and its owner's personal collection, provide a brief but compelling overview of Marc Séguin's prolific career.
Works by a dozen Québec artists have hung in the gallery at Quebecor's head office since it opened in 2012. Quebecor also supports many museums and visual arts organizations and events in Québec, including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.
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