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René Derouin Exhibition - Éclipse
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As part of the 15th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, the Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan is proud to present Éclipse, a free original exhibition by René Derouin, at the Galerie Lounge TD from February 13 to May 11. In the interest of working in rhythm with the winter theme of the festival, the exhibition Éclipse presents a selection of recent works created specifically for the event, each playing with light and contrast in very surprising ways. In a Montreal premiere, it’s a unique opportunity to view the most recent works by this incomparable artist, winner of the prestigious Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas.

Since the early days of his career, René Derouin has created a mixed oeuvre as a testament of Québécois society and identity. Following a resolutely “continentalist” approach, his artistic journey explores the terrain of our “Americanness” along the North-South axis. The exhibition Éclipse arises from his research on light. These pieces were created using various types of Japanese and French paper, which were cut out intending to allow light to show through.

Éclipse XII

Place des Arts René Derouin showcased on the Place des Arts windowfront
Every evening from March 7th to March 31st 2014
starting at 8:15 p.m. to 11:30 p.m

René Derouin’s work will also be showcased in Éclipse, an animated short film directed by Michel Arsenault, which will be projected non-stop on the screen of the Place des Arts windowfront. The animated film traces the artist’s path since his very first journeys “south to find the north”, right up until the constellation of luminosity emanating from his most recent production. Éclipse engages spectators and artist in sharing a different perspective on these images of our “Americanness”; past, present and future.