Edwin Bourget, a scientist, former vice-rector of the universities of Sherbrooke and Laval, is self-taught and has been exploring the colors of the landscape for many years. Ecologist by training, he is used to modeling nature using mathematical tools. But nowadays he uses the spatula and the brush to discover Quebec’s surroundings. His recent exploration brought him to more “nocturnal” subjects. This self-taught artist has been painting for more than fifteen years. He has regular solo and group exhibits in Quebec City, Montreal and Trois-Rivières. He also exhibits permanently in his Quebec City studio. His creations can be found in Canada, Europe, Central America and South America.
There are thirty paintings in the "Nocturnes" series presented in this exhibition, and most of them are monochrome. Their inspiration is humane. They leave the observer the impression that color and characters of objects and people are unnecessary in order to represent or give them life. The artist’s vision is "the darker the black, the brighter the light." The mixed techniques used are very personal: only the light is painted. For now, he does not miss the use of color. The importance of white and shapes represent and give life to the objects and the characters.
Opening reception will be held on Sunday the 11th of March at 2 p.m.