SCREEN 2010 - Exhibition 13 - Let the Light Be

Canadian art. Your screen.

Exhibition No. 13 — March 2, 2010
Let the Light Be
Curated by Nathalie de Blois

Featuring — Fernand Leduc (winner of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2007), Marie-Claire Blais, Ève K. Tremblay, David Spriggs, Lucy Pullen, Pierre Dorion and Jana Sterbak

Code Screen 2010 exhibitions are no longer available for viewing.

Curatorial Statement

The exhibition explores light as physical matter that reveals form and colour, and as a symbol of that which separates us from the shadows, a bridge between the visible and the invisible, and a source of awakening and rebirth. Some works pull the eye into luminous arid worlds that inspire meditative contemplation, some vibrate with pure energy, casting an intense glow that enhances the power and beauty of nature, and others mirror humanity in a perpetual quest for meaning and knowledge. All of them are wondrously enigmatic, and each, in its own way, reflects the illuminating poetry of fleeting seconds that escape as we awaken to the silent passage of time.

Nathalie de Blois – Curator

Since 1997, Nathalie de Blois has curated several exhibitions that have travelled throughout Quebec and Europe. She is presently curator of contemporary art at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, where she organized the exhibition Michel de Broin. Machinations in 2006, an overview exhibition on Quebec’s art scene called It Happened in your Neighbourhood in 2008 and, in 2009, a group show Emporte-moi/Sweep Me off My Feet which examines the turbulences of love through the works of over 30 international artists.