L'exposition Le Nipissing/The Nipissing project

BRAVO

December 13, 2011 - January 11, 2012

L'exposition Le Nipissing/The Nipissing project

VERSION FRANCAISE

L'exposition Le Nipissing prit son envol l'an dernier selon la volonte de deux jeunes commissaires de donner l'occasion aux artistes de la region du vaste centre de l'Ontario francais d'exposer dans un cadre professionnel. Une communaute fortement artistique qui, par faute d'isolement, n'a pas toujours l'occasion de presenter et de discuter leurs oeuvres dans une galerie reputee de la region. Nous, la Kennedy Gallery et BRAVO-Centre voulions rompre cet isolement et leur donner cette chance, celle de faire preuve qu'il existe bel et bien des gens qui font de l'art dans le Centre de l'Ontario.

Dans cette optique, nous avons lance l'appel aux artistes de BRAVO-Centre et a sa "diaspora", c'est a dire, a tous les artistes qui ont quitte le centre de l'Ontario pour pratiquer leur art ailleurs en Ontario et dans le monde. Cette invitation a egalement ete lancee a tous les francophones et francophiles du centre de l'Ontario afin d'interagir avec tous les autres artistes francophones de la province par les voies de BRAVO. Au bout du compte, a la suite de nombreuses consultations et de mures reflexions, 16 artistes et 22 oeuvres ont ete retenus qui representent l'idee de ce si vaste lac Nipissing. Que de chance de voir des oeuvres de toute envergure dans un alliage d'art contemporain et d'art traditionnel qui seront en montre entre le 13 decembre 2011 et le 11 janvier 2012.

ENGLISH VERSION

The Nipissing project took off last year when two young curators proceeded to lay out an exhibit to show case the many unseen francophone artistes of the Central Ontario community. These amazing artists rarely get the opportunity to show and discuss their art in a professional setting, thus our exhibit had the fair motivation of wanting to promote this artistic body who are very willing to display their works of art. In light of these reasons the Kennedy Gallery and Bravo-Centre wanted to break through this seclusion and give these artists a chance to prove to the world that there is in fact art in remote locations like central Ontario.

Following this train of thought we called out to artists from BRAVO-Centre and its "diaspora", meaning any and every artist that had left central Ontario to practice their art anywhere else in the province or the world. The invitation was also sent out to the many francophones and francophiles of central Ontario, giving them the chance to interact with other artists of the community, via BRAVO. After many consultations and reflections, 16 artists and 22 works of art were selected for the night of the vernissage on December 16th 2011. All will represent the vast Lake Nipissing with their contemporary, portraiture and traditional art. The cohesion of photographers, painters and sculptures show the dynamics of the region and we are very proud to exhibit their art at the WKP Kennedy Gallery, from December 13th 2011 to January 11th 2012. 

(Artwork depicted is "eau et roches" by Gabrielle Noel.) 

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