The Kaleidoscope: Variations on GlassMay 16 – October 13, 2013
A kaleidoscope uses mirrors and pieces
of glass to create an infinite variety
of forms and colours.
The exhibition Kaleidoscope: Variations on Glass provides an overview of contemporary glass work and presents a structured approach to its many variations. More than thirty objects have been brought together around four themes to explore some of the paths taken by Québec glass artists.
The exhibition Kaleidoscope: Variations on Glass is organised and circulated by the MNBAQ. Following stops practically everywhere in Québec it will land at the Musée – a first!
The selection includes lampwork, blown and etched glass, cut and polished lost-wax crystal cast glass and joined pieces of thermoformed glass that will fascinate and baffle you at the same time. Works by Susan Edgerley (Chatoiement, 2008), Maude Buissière (Dans ma tête: Circulation, 2007) and others illustrate the theme Transparency and Aura in the way they bring out the play of transparency and opacity, shadow and light. The work of Bruno Andrus (Vase Totem, 2005) and Karina Guévin (Cerise, 2011), among others, takes up the theme The Object and Sculpture, when glass lends itself to various artistic projects between these two different approaches. In Narrative and History, artists such as Donald Robertson (Casque avec chevaux, 2008) and Michèle Lapointe (Mes mille peaux de bêtes, 2009) evoke memory, dream states and the paradox of the past and present. For Nature and Life, artists including Caroline Ouellette (Vénus II, 2006) and Carole Pilon (Fracture, 2005) breathe a spark of life into this inert substance. A kaleidoscopic survey awaits you.
You don’t want to miss it!