By reading on dreams and poetry as well as research and experimentations on black, texture and abstraction, Chantal Bonneville seeks to give space to the evocative power of the object. Her experiments with Polaroid emulsion transfer, her painting, her collages as well as her work using non-silver photographic processes allowed her to forge a visual identity that evokes a personal and coherent poetic universe.
Black exists. It forces existence. It's a world in itself. Often perceived as difficult, daunting and harsh, it can reveals itself in delicacy and subtlety when one dares to approach it. By definition, “Acéphale” is far from reason. It is a universe where the sublime, the depth, the calm and the drama coexist without distress. It is in the dark that we hear sounds that would have remained inaudible in the light of day. It is in the dark that fantasies and inner life are constructed.
It is a place where caresses are felt in another way and where abrasion makes sense. To enter the darkness is to dive into oneself, to forget oneself at last and to come into this world. Put on a white canvas, it stains, it frames or it defines. Mingling with white, however, it becomes gray. In the morning, we lose it. At night, it is infinite. Light plays on it like it never does elsewhere. And, as in photography, the shadow and the light become the black, the white and the gray which allows the emotion to appear and to express itself in all its certainty.
With a college diploma in photography at the “Cégep du Vieux-Montréal”, Chantal Bonneville is a multidisciplinary artist who uses painting and photography as a way of expression. Since 2013, she has presented five solo exhibitions and has participated in more than twenty group exhibitions, including SPACE 8 at the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts.
Opening reception will be held on Sunday the 12th of Novembre at 2 p.m.