Sandra Veillette's creative work began at a very young age, in her native home of Abitibi. She accompanied her grandfather on long fishing trips during which she learned to observe nature and cultivate her patience, qualities which are reflected in her art today. Her artistic universe unfolds in a harmonious way in a new procedure of nature’s elements. Her creations are assembled from materials mostly collected during long hikes in the forest in the magnificent region of the Eastern Townships. Over time, this poet of nature has made her mark in galleries in Quebec and in Europe.
Through her series entitled “Les aimants de la nature” (nature’s magnets), Sandra Veillette seeks to reveal nature without altering it as little as possible. She wants to reveal its complexity and perfection through its irregularities and imperfections. In this exhibit, precious little boxes are mounted on magnets, allowing them to be displayed in an original and modular way. The artist also exhibits several sculptures from the series of “Dames nature” (Mother Nature), and “Prendre racine” (Taking Root). These small women (and a few men!), are made from bones, roots and other materials taken from nature and are proudly posed. Unique in design, each has its own story. Once assembled, these sculptures inhabit the space with dignity and impose a moment to pause and reflect on the infinite wealth that nature has to offer us. Take time to listen to the forest and its secrets. The artist awakens the soul of the viewer to the unsuspected beauty that inhabits the smallest corners of the world around us so often ignored.
Opening reception: September 13th, 2020 at 2 pm
Measures in place at the museum:
Reduced capacity in exhibition halls
At all time, maintain a social distancing of 6 feet
Wearing a mask and hand washing (disinfectant gel) mandatory inside the Museum