jeudi 10 septembre 2015

L'Acadie mythique - Saint Mary's Art Gallery, Halifax NS

MARIO DOUCETTE, Le génocide des Micmacs en Nouvelle-Écosse (Cornwallis) - étude, 2015
September 12 - November 15
Opening reception : Friday, September 11, 2015
curator : Harlan Johnson

L'Acadie mythique brings together 20 artists from across diasporic Acadie - from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Maine, Québec and Louisiana - in a conversation about the meanings of historical artifacts, both material and immaterial, and about how such objects, images, rituals and ideas are deployed to constitute a mythical identity for Acadians. It invites artists to explore how we might reinterpret and reinvent such mythologies to broaden the scope of what is imaginable, and thus possible, for Acadians in the here and now. Curator Harlan Johnson selected objects in Acadian and Cjun community museums and archives and invited artists to respond to them in whatever way they chose, restricted only by material parameters that allow the works to be shipped between regions and across an international border. Responses range from a direct engagement with a specific obkect, or with motifs or ideas derived from a class of objects, to a more free and general engagement with mythology and identity in an Acadian context.

Participating artists : Steve Breaux, Kathy Reed Mary Perrin, Denise Comeau, François Gaudet, Donnalee Downe, Becka Viau, Alisa Arsenault, Rebecca Belliveau, Rémi Belliveau, Paul Édouard Bourque, Mario Doucette, Yvon Gallant, Vicky Lentz, Christian Michaud, Ronald Ed Nadeau, Carol Pelletier, Thérèse L. Provenzano and Cheryle St-Onge.

Saint Mary's University Art Gallery
Loyola Building
5865 Gorsebrook Ave.
Halifax, NS

mercredi 1 juillet 2015

Out of Line - Oakville Galleries, Oakville ON

Exhibition opening : Sunday 21 June 2015

Having long since shed its status as a marginal or elementary practice, the medium of drawing has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent decades. No longer the domain of the merely preparatory, drawing's position in the contemporary art landscape is a vital one, offering countless artists the means to describe their words, document their visions and detail the intangible.

Out of Line brings together recent works by more than thirty contemporary artists from across Canada working in drawing's expanded field. Encamping a broad array of styles and strategies - from representation and figuration to gestural abstraction and conceptual engagement - the works assembled here assess the impressively diverse and ambitious ways in which the drawing impulse is currently taking shape.

Moving from pencil, ink and watercolour to sculpture and collage, the works in Out of Line offer up an arresting depiction of the social, psychic and material realities of our current moment. With approaches both intimate and grand, traditional and novel, political and autobiographical, these works demonstrate drawing's near limitless capacity to generate, transform and sustain new visual forms.

Participating artist : Saimaiyu Akesuk, Jaime Angelopoulos, Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle, Krista Buecking, Tammi Campbell, Mario Doucette, Jean-Paul Kelly, Siassie Kenneally, Lyse Lemieux, Jason McLean, Elizabeth MacKenzie, David Merritt, Thérèse Mastroiacovo, Olia Mishchenko, Kim Moodie, Ken Nicol, Alison Norlen, Luke Painter, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Ed Pien, Itee Pootoogook, Margaret Priest, Joshua Schwebel, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Derek Sullivan, Zin Taylor, Howie Tsui, Papiara Tukiki, Kelly Wallace, Charmaine Wheatley

Centennial Square    Gairloch Gardens
120 Navy St.              1306 Lakeshore Rd.
Oakville, ON               Oakville, ON
L6J 2Z4                      L6J 1L6

jeudi 11 juin 2015

Terroir - AGNS, Halifax NS

MARIO DOUCETTE, 1755 (Curling III), 2008
Terroir: a Nova Scotia Retrospective

May 2015 - April 2016
Curated by David Diviney and Sarah Fillmore

Borrowing heavily from the language of wine, this three-part exhibition will look at regional artistic production through the culture from which it emerges. The word "terroir" refers to the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate. Terroir is a survey of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia permanent collection with a special focus on Nova Scotia roots - the history and culture of the place informing its artistic community's output. This exhibition tours the province, exploring the flavour and makeup of the work collected over the gallery's 100-year history.

Including works by: David Askevold, Teresa Bergen, Marion Bond, Wayne Boucher, Tim Brennan, David Brooks, Elizabeth Lovitt Cann, Dozay Christmas, Cora Cluett, Alex Colville, Kathleen Daly, Forshaw Day, Mabel Killam Day, Thierry Delva, Mario Doucette, Nancy Edell, Emily Falencki, Gerald Ferguson, Robert Field, Greg Forrest, Tom Forrestall, François Gaudet, John Greer, Marsden Hartley, Jacques Hurtubise, AY Jackson, Frances Jones Bannerman, Mark Kasumovic, Garry Neill Kennedy, Mrs Langille, Ernest Lawson, Arthur Lismer, Homer Lord, Alma and Ernst Lorenzen, Lucky Rabbit Pottery, JEH MacDonald, DC Cameron, Mollie Bell Mackay, Frederic McCulloch, Peter Monamy, John Montresor, Zeke Moores, Joe Norris, Elizabeth Styring Nutt, John O’Brien, Walter Ostrom, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Henry Rosenberg, Romeo Savoie, Samuel Scott, Richard Serra, Edith Smith, Lewis Smith, Alan Syliboy, Matt Wedel, Gary Wilson, Colleen Wostenholme, Carl Zimmerman.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis St.
Halifax, NS
B3J 1V9

jeudi 7 mai 2015

Rome studio

Résidence d'artiste à Rome du 2 mars au 18 mai 2015. Grâce à la Bourse d'excellence Marie Hélène Allain de la Fondation Sheila Hugh Mackay.

jeudi 23 avril 2015

Robert Goguen - le député dormant

MARIO DOUCETTE, Robert Goguen - le député dormant, encre et crayons aquarelle sur papier, 2015

vendredi 3 avril 2015

Autobus bilingues au Nouveau-Brunswick

MARIO DOUCETTE, Autobus "bilingues", encre et graphite sur papier, 2015

vendredi 13 mars 2015

Getting naked - THEMUSEUM, Kitchener ON

MARIO DOUCETTE, 1755 (la chasse aux anges), 2007
Opens March 7

The Canadian Council Art Bank has been collecting work by the best Canadian artists of our time for over forty years, becoming the world's largest collector of contemporary Canadian art. The Art Bank shares its collection through art rental and outreach programs which sees approximately 3,000 works on display at various locations each year. But rarely are the works that depict subjects who are naked, nude, or unclothed exhibited, pieces which make up a large percentage of their collection.

THEMUSEUM is displaying almost a hundred of these works that range in date, media, subject and styles. The exhibit encourages the audience to explore themes that will differentiate the pieces from those conventionally considered objectifying, pornographic or controversial. It is designed to educate, entertain and give viewers an engaging experience to explore contemporary Canadian art that the country has been so reluctant to publicly display.These unique works will challenge perceptions, create discussion and ultimately determine : do you GET Naked?

10 King St. W
Kitchener, ON

dimanche 1 février 2015

Oh, Canada - Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB

Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America

JANUARY 31 - APRIL 26 2015

Organized by MASS MoCA, Curated by Denise Markonish

This exhibition is vast in scope and size - so big that no one gallery space in Calgary is large enough to host all of it. Glenbow is proud to partner with Esker Foundation, Illongworth Kerr Gallery and Nickle Galleries to bring the epic Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America to Calgary.

Oh, Canada is the creation of American curator Denise Markonish and is the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside the country. The artists she selected explore ideas that could inhabit the heart of any Canadian. There are works that explore landscape and its powerful hold on the Canadian psyche; dread and bravery in the exploration of the uncanny; Aboriginal identity and the on-going effects of colonialism; traditions of storytelling; the idea of the North; the Canadian cultural mosaic; a return to craft and more.

Glenbow's installation features artists from every corner of the country: Nunavut's Shuvinai Ashoona and Annie Pootogook, British Columbia's Douglas Coupland, Saskatchewan's Wally Dion, Manitoba's Divya Mehra, Ontario's Shary Boyle, Quebec's Patrick Bernatchez, New Brunswick's Mario Doucette and Albertans Terrance Houle and Eric Cameron, to name just a few.

Check out the exhibition website for artist bios and a calendar of events and programs related to the exhibition.

vendredi 23 janvier 2015

Musée des beaux-arts du Canada

Dans cette vidéo, l'artiste Mario Doucette parle de son oeuvre dans Surgir de l'ombre : La biennale canadienne 2014, présentement à l'affiche au Musée des beaux-arts du Canada. In this video, artist


Mario Doucette discusses his work, currently on view at the National Gallery of Canada as part of Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.

mardi 20 janvier 2015

le jacshow

Le jacshow est un rendez-vous bimensuel télévisuel, une aventure en création de contenus, une exploration de l'univers des créateurs acadiens et une plateforme de diffusion pour l'art d'ici. Animé par l'artiste multidisciplinaire Jac Gautreau, accompagné de Sébastien Michaud à la direction musicale et de Jonah Haché aux images, le jacshow recevra chaque semaine des artistes de divers disciplines, des chroniqueuses et chroniqueurs passioné.e.s et des critiques aguerris.

Voilà le tout premier épisode du Jacshow sur le réseau de Community One chez BellAliant! Les invités : l'artiste visuel Mario Doucette, le poète et dramaturge Joannie Thomas, la critique culturelle Sarah Brideau et en prestation musicale Caroline Savoie.

JACSHOW EP 1- Mario Doucette from jac gautreau on Vimeo.

samedi 10 janvier 2015

St. Thomas University, Fredericton NB

St. Thomas University will kick off the New Year by welcoming two artists in residence to campus.

Acadian artist Mario Doucette and choreographer Lesandra Dodson will both be on campus the week of January 12 to practice their craft and work with students.

Acadian artist Mario Doucette will be the artist in residence from January 12-18. He will deliver a lecture on his work on Friday, January 16 at 5 pm in MMH 101 and a reception and exhibition of some of his work will follow at 6 pm in the Yellow Box Gallery, on the third floor of McCain Hall.

Doucette is a painter from Moncton, NB, who also works with video, digital animation, performance and Super 8 film. 

His work addresses the uncertainties of history — what it omits (intentionally or otherwise), its perspectives, and its participants.  He deals primarily with Acadia, building new narratives around the culture's rich heritage.  Poised between the real and imagined, his work questions collective memory and gives voice to those forgotten by history.  He asks his audience to reflect on how events are perpetuated depending whether chronicled by the vanquisher or the defeated.

Doucette has been featured in exhibitions in several Canadian museums and galleries, notably at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum where he was a Sobey Art Award finalist in 2008. He recently contributed work to the Oh Canada exhibition in 2012, presented at MASS MoCA (USA) and in 2013 the Galerie de l’UQAM (Montreal) exhibition The Painting Project. He is exhibiting his work at the National Gallery exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014 17 until March, 2015.

St. Thomas University
51 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB
Canada, E3B 5G3