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12th edition of the International Digital Miniprint Exhibition
Voix Visuelle

Title/Theme: I babble; therefore I am



Participating artists: Jocelyne Aird-Bélanger | Adrien Asselin | Noémie Avidar | Berko | Valérie Boivin | Patricia Bouffard-Lavoie | Gail Bourgeois & Pira Pirani | Renée Chevalier | Pál Csaba | Michael Cumming | Lillianne Daigle | Céline J. Dallaire | Krasi Dimtch | Richard Doutre | Agata Dworzak-Subocz | Marilyn Etchky | Laurence Finet | Denyse Gérin | Olena Golub | John Graham | Saeko Hanji | Florentia Ikonomidou | René Kempen | Isao Kobayashi | Denis Larouche | Denis Leclerc | Mandeep Singh Manu | Mónica Márquez | Louise Mercure | Joseph Muscat | Ralph Nevins | André Paquin | Martine Périat | Henry Pouillon | Josée Prud'homme | Izabella Retkowska | Anne Roulant & Gilles Guillaume | Carole Roy | Komi Seshie | Svetlana Swinimer | Gilles Vallée | Jozina Marina Van Hees | Michel Vautier | Michael Wagner| Pierre Woerner

I babble, therefore I am

Walter Benjamin foresaw it 80 years ago. Andy Warhol put it in practice 50 years ago. More recently contemporary art philosopher Yves Michaud described it in these terms: "As for producers, artists, artisans, and curators, the point is not to show master pieces but to leave one's mark, to be recognized, and to endure, including as often through the fiction of a redesigned and forged identity." It is the triumph of aestheticism. Self-exposure has stimulated the artistic community before spreading to the general population through the Facebook syndrome. A Facebook wall can be considered as a work of art. Mixing text, fixed and moving images, sound, and hyperlinks (it's multimedia!), everyone projects a made-up life on it. It's low art, of course, but it addresses the same issues as high art contemporary artists. The 12th International Digital Miniprint Exhibition invited artists to push the issue, to aestheticize their personal and ordinary life, and to convey the astonishing beauty of meaningless things. Subjects abound: selfies, daily life in its utmost banality, the superficiality of personal histories, the sensation of spectacular odysseys, and the kitsch of familiar objects. The perspective could be serious or ironic, polished or sketched, plainly factual or strangely imaginary. The key, always and everywhere, is to push oneself forward and blow one's own horn.

- Raymond Aubin, curator




at the Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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July 15 2017 to July 14 2018

Richelieu-Vanier Centre: Exposition Voix numérique -Tara Da-Da
Marie Hélène Giguère, curator


with the collaboration of Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

digital work Tarascato
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Tarascato



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5th International Contemporary Miniprint- Kazanlak 2017
Pentimento Art Gallery, Sofia
July 4 to July 15 2017 in collaboration with the Kazanlak Art Gallery
Bulgaria

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Pentimento Art Gallery


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La Presse+ Édition du 29 juin 2017, section ARTS, écran 10

Renée Chevalier

Éric Clément La Presse
Titulaire d'une maîtrise ès arts de l'UQAM sous la direction du regretté Pierre Ayot, l'artiste québécoise Renée Chevalier vient de se voir décerner un premier prix en impression expérimentale, lors de la cinquième édition du Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak, en Bulgarie. Y étaient présentées 328 œuvres de 112 artistes provenant de 39 pays. Préalablement intéressée par la peinture, Renée Chevalier se consacre de plus en plus à la photographie et à l'impression numérique.


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5th International Contemporary Miniprint- Kazanlak 2017
June 1 to June 30, 2017
Kazanlak Art Gallery
Bulgaria



MiniPrint Kazanlak
Dear Artists,
We are happy to announce the official opening of the 2017 International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak! The exhibition is currently showcased at Kazanlak Art Gallery, at the heart of the Rose Festival cultural festivities. This fifth selection features over 328 works from 112 artists and 39 different countries, making it our most international exhibition to date! The 2017 jury consisted of Debora Chapman (Canada), William Barnhart (USA) & Peter Boyadjieff (Bulgaria), presided over by the direction of Miniprint Kazanlak, in collaboration with the city of Kazanlak's administrative council. On behalf of our organization team, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to the 2017 Jury; their experience and exceptional commitment has allowed for a wide selection of varied and engaging work to take part in this fifth edition! We congratulate this year's awarded artists: First Prize in Traditional Printmaking, and Individual Exhibition: Kouki Tsuritani, Japan "An airplane in the box", 2013
First Prize in Experimental Printmaking, and Individual Exhibition:
Renée Chevalier, Canada
"Wearing the Rose", 2016

Honorary Mentions Classical Printmaking: Takanori Iwase, Japan "Tulip", 2017, Kitano Toshimi, Japan, "A view-1660", 2016, Mikio Watanabe, France,"Baignade matinale" 2016 Honorary Mentions Classical Printmaking:Kelly Nelson, USA "Celebrate", 2016, Hiro-omi Takeuchi, Japan, "Spirituality 16-36", 2016, Lara Vaienti, Italy, "Turn it Off", 2016.
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Rose Blizzard
Rose Blizzard
Digital print

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Alfred East Gallery
27 May - 22 July

Kettering
United Kingdom

Small Print International In partnership with Leicester Print Workshop,
is a touring exhibition of contemporary fine art mini-prints by local and international printmakers.
The panel made up of curators and printmakers received 631 prints from artists across the world and selected 150 images
that measure no more than 100 square cm. Works on display include etching, lithography, letterpress, relief, screen-printing and digital prints.


Small Print International will tour to 6 U.K. venues during 2016 and 2017
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London Print Studio,
London
United Kingdom



28th April – 20th May 2017

Small Print International In partnership with Leicester Print Workshop,
is a touring exhibition of contemporary fine art mini-prints by local and international printmakers.
The panel made up of curators and printmakers received 631 prints from artists across the world and selected 150 images
that measure no more than 100 square cm. Works on display include etching, lithography, letterpress, relief, screen-printing and digital prints.


Small Print International will tour to 6 U.K. venues during 2016 and 2017
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Corps et ame
Body and soul
Digital work

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West Yorkshire Print Workshop
Mirfield
United Kingdom




Small Print International In partnership with Leicester Print Workshop,
is a touring exhibition of contemporary fine art mini-prints by local and international printmakers.
The panel made up of curators and printmakers received 631 prints from artists across the world and selected 150 images
that measure no more than 100 square cm. Works on display include etching, lithography, letterpress, relief, screen-printing and digital prints.


Small Print International will tour to 6 UK venues during 2016 and 2017
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Impulses

Permanent Collection Exhibition



Click to see video

Impulses montage



Carolyn White, detail of "Impulse Magazine" Vol. 14, No.4 1988. Poster.
Walter Phillips Gallery Permanent Collection


February 11 to May 28, 2017
Walter Phillips Gallery, Main Space


The permanent collection of Walter Phillips Gallery is displayed in the spaces and hotels in which people retreat, sleep, dream, write, and make all over campus.
In 2012, artist Marie-Michelle Deschamps wrote, "The bed is the remote, deserted island where we live alone or as a duo; the hotel is the archipelago."
The works in Lloyd Hall, one of the hotels on campus, float within a parallel collection to the main collection-a furtive and rich archipelago if you will-with many acquired
in the 1980s after a series of 'artist-in-residence' exhibitions in the Walter Phillips Gallery.
The collection's initial mandate was loose, including many works that were left behind after residencies,
but since has been formalized for the commission and acquisition of works made on residence or exhibited in Walter Phillips Gallery.
Impulses documents that legacy and makes visible-in many cases for the first time-these works in chorus together inside the gallery,
alongside new texts that reimagine their context in our contemporary moment.


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Small Print International

Small Print International is an exhibition of contemporary fine art miniprints. Artists from across the world have submitted work selected by a small team of curators and printmakers:
Angela Harding, artist
Wuon-Gean Ho, artist and news editor of Printmaking Today
Jennifer Ramkalawon, curator: Western Modern and Contemporary Graphic Works,
Dept. of Prints and Drawings, British Museum.

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Touring Exhibit
January 7 to February 12, 2017


Gallerytop, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley,
Derbyshire, U.K.



Small Print International will tour to 6 UK venues during 2016 and 2017
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June 27,2016 to June 15, 2017

at the Richelieu-Vanier Centre: Voix numérique
Alex Leblanc, curator


in partnership with Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Meditation 1
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Meditation 1


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November 5 to December 6, 2016

Le Centre d'Artistes Voix Visuelle
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada




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TARA DA-DA



Opening : 5pm Thursday, November 10
Curator : Marie Hélène-Giguère


Participating artists : Robert Arnold | Adrien Asselin | Hugo Aubin | Derek Michael Besant | Frances Caswell-Routhier | Renée Chevalier | Pál Csaba | Lillianne Daigle | Vera David-Heisler | Maryse Des Aulniers | Élisabeth Dupond | Marta Dziomdziora | Paula Franzini | Catherine Garcia Cournoyer | Denyse Gérin | Eugenia Gortchakova | Sadko Hadzihasanovic | Saeko Hanji | Florentia Ikonomidou | René Kempen | Snežana Kezele | Isao Kobayashi | Alexia-Leana Kokosaki | Helene Lacelle | Roxanne Lafleur | Johanne Lafrenière | Louise Lamirande | Doris Lamontagne | Marie-Paule Le Bohec-Macot | Denis Leclerc | Manu Mandeep Singh | Richard Miron | Joseph Muscat | André Paquin | Manon Pelletier | Martine Périat | François Perras | Ovidiu Petca | Louise Piché | Henri Pouillon | Izabella Retkowska | Agnès Riverin | Anne Roulant et Gilles Guillaume | Naïma Saadane | Aine Scannell | Komi Seshie | Svetlana Swinimer | Hiro-Omi Takeuchi | Jozina Marina Van Hees | Markéta Váradiová | David Westrop | Pierre Woerner




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The International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak



Miniprint of Kazanlak 2016
is an exhibition of contemporary fine art miniprints.

Artists from across the world have submitted work reviewed by an international jury of professionals in the field of engraving, presided by the direction of the Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak in collaboration with the city of Kazanlak’s administrative council.

June 1 to June 30, 2016

Fine Arts Gallery of Kazanlak,
Kazanlak, Bulgaria, Europe


link to Catalogue page 44
Kazanlak Miniprint Catalogue page 44




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June 16 to July 16, 2016

The Richelieu-Vanier Centre: Voix numérique
François Chalifour, juror


in partnership with Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle

La Persitance du drapé




Voix Visuelle Artist Centre




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Photo credit-Renée Chevalier 2015
Photo credit-Renée Chevalier


Exhibit Prêt à emporter 2015



Rats de ville; the visual arts' diversity webzine

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November 5 to December 8-2015

Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle

Juror : Alex Leblanc





Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle
67 Beechwood Avenue (2em étage)
Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1L8

Phone : (613) 748-6954




Voix Visuelle Artist Centre



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Exhibition

at Gallery 136 1/2

Image-Copyright-Beverly Rayner

A Mystery and a Dream

Juror: Beverly Rayner

October 3 to October 31 at 136 1/2 Gallery at PhotoSynthesis

136 1/2 Pine Street, Manchester, Connecticut, USA

Unpersonal-angel-photo credit-Renée Chevalier
Unpersonal-angel-
photo credit Renée Chevalier-2015


See catalogue Catalogue



link to Gallery 136 1/2 at Photosynthesis,




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Écomusée du fier monde
May 5, 2015


Une Victoire de Samothrace- Renée Chevalier 1997

Sold-Une Victoire de Samothrace- Renée Chevalier 1997

Link to Catalogue


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Enduring Folds

La Persistance du Drapé

11 juin 2015

Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle

Voix numérique

Digital artwork on screen

Exhibition La persistance du drapé/Enduring Folds

Centre communautaire Richelieu-Vanier à Ottawa
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NINTH INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART MINIPRINT EXHIBITION
from November 8 to December 9, 2014




Artists :

Nathalie Ampleman | Raymond Aubin | Renée Chevalier | Micheline Couture | Lillianne Daigle | Michèle DeBellefeuille | Madeline Deriaz | Maryse Des Aulniers | Cécile Dremière | Garcia Dubé | Élisabeth Dupont | Bruno Gervais | Louis Godbout | Jose Roberto Godoy | Olena Golub | Eugenia Gortchakova | John Graham | Adriana Gutiérrez | Saeko Hanji | Isao Kobayashi | Johanne Lafrenière | Louise Lamirande | Doris Lamontagne | Marie-Paule Le Bohec-Macot | Denis Leclerc | Kinichi Maki | Louise Mercure | Joseph Muscat | Thom O’Connor | Csaba Pál | André Paquin | Martine Périat | Henry Pouillon | Izabella Retkowska | Mana Rouholamini | Anne et Gilles Roulant et Guillaume | Jozina Marina Van Hees | Markéta Váradiová | Paul Walty | David Westrop | Pierre Woerner

Curator: François Chalifour

Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle

67 Beechwood Avenue (2nd floor)

Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1L8

Tel : (613) 748-6954


link to Artists Run Center Voix Visuelle



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The Haunted painting

A Midnight Eerie
Juror: Jessica Somers

October 25 to November 25, 2014 at 136 1/2 Gallery at PhotoSynthesis,

136 1/2 Pine Street, Manchester, Connecticut, USA




link to 136 1/2 Gallery at Photosynthesis,
Manchester, Connecticut USA



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Le Centre d'artistes Voix Visuelle presents,
September 20 to October 21, 2014,
La Triennale du sténopé numérique, 2e édition.
The Triennial of digital pinhole, 2nd edition.


Doris Lamontagne | Eva Aurich | Frances Caswell Routhier | Geoffrey Gurd | Gilles Masse | Guy Glorieux | Guy Lafontaine | Izabel Barsive | Jadikan | Jocelyne Bélanger | Johanne Lafrenière | Joseph Muscat | Lluís Ivern | Lorraine St-Arnaud | Michel Claverie | Paul Walty | Renée Chevalier;
Sous le commissariat d'André Paquin, l'exposition La mémoire de la lumière montre le travail de dix-sept artistes ayant pris des photos à partir d'un sténopé moderne. Ce sténopé est en fait un appareil numérique à objectif interchangeable duquel les artistes ont enlevé l'objectif pour le remplacer par un carton noir (ou le bouchon du boîtier) percé d'un petit trou. L'orifice laisse passer la lumière sans distorsion, sans aberration et sans la focaliser. Les images qui résultent de cette technique sont imprécises et floues, vu leur temps d'exposition relativement long. Toutefois, puisque la lumière qui parvient à la surface sensible se fait en ligne droite, l'image est pure de toute déformation. Ainsi est créée une représentation fidèle et durable d'une réalité éphémère.


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La Petite Nation





Le Droit
link to Le Droit



FEMMeXPO

March 8 to April 20, 2014
Opening March 8, from 3 to 5 pm
at Centre d'action culturelle de la MRC de Papineau
3 Principale street, Saint-André-Avellin, Québec




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The Brick Lane Gallery
September 26- October 6 2013

link Brick Lane Gallery, London
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Photography Opening


Chaise Lumière
Renée Chevalier
Light Painting

Portfolio Opening
Collège Marsan

Thursday July 18, 2013 at 19 h 30
2030 boul. Pie-IX, suite 400
Montréal (QC)


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Photography digital work
2012

LUZ Gallery- gallery II

Renée Chevalier, Geneviève Sideleau, Pierre Tousignant, Romarey Virgüez



Galerie Luz (Édifice Le Belgo): 372, Ste-Catherine west, suite 418
Montréal (QC) H3B 1A2



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Publication - Launching of the Collection : Confidences...2012
8 photographers et 8 authors






Laval, 2012

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Renée Chevalier
La Vierge à la mouche Stigmate III(partial view)
(Virgin with a fly from series Stigmata III)
Gallery LUZ
2011 Le Belgo, Montréal, Québec

Renée Chevalier, un regard qui fait mouche
Renée Chevalier *a knowing glance

A free translation


Initially, a meeting which will find its meaning only much later, when the interwoven details and the artist's footsteps will lead her on to Lucretia, in a quest for the absolute transcended by her observation upon the starting point. An object that is not only an object, but a sculpture which, details recorded by the retina, absorbed to penetrate the necessary blurred beginnings of her exploration.

This is where the artist intervenes. An artist, who explores, gropes, seeks, exposes herself, looks, conceals, who illuminates, who gives life to the dead matter.

This is when death becomes beautiful in an artistic blur chosen by the photographer, just like the pearls spread out all over where the suicide scene occurred thus chosen to erase the horror, for these pearls have nothing to do with mortuary symbols. It is here also that death, which is never trivial and even less when it is chosen voluntarily, becomes other because a fly is present. Witness of the tragedy. Witness of the gaze of the artist. Silent witness to which will be assigned an outward sign of voluntary beauty. Is the fly not a false beauty spot to reveal a pale or even translucent complexion? Or is not this sculpture, just a pretext for a legend, but also the image of what it represents: the whiteness of death?

Where is the truth? Where is the false? Do we need to know, determine, weigh, or even to examine every single detail? It is a result. A series of photos where the white of purity, first incarnated by a virgin, takes their entire place. Not one white, but many whites; clear, bright, creamy, white nuances of all kinds. White like a memory blank. Because nothing is ever entirely white, or entirely true.

The gaze of Renée Chevalier lingered one day upon Lucretia, the moment of a visit to the National Museum of art of Catalonia in Barcelona. Immediately, she felt, perceived and understood that here was a story to tell, not as far off as her meeting with the Virgin of Sainte-Luce-sur-Mer statue. She knew that she had to photograph Lucretia, capture what emerged from her and create an ode to her beauty, and by using and by keeping the initial fly, reality at a standstill, as a sign of fate. This fly that records what no camera is able to capture, namely 200 images per second. Immobile, as a revealing or concealing beauty spot, depending on whose eyes will fall upon it.

The rest is no longer in the artist's hands. It belongs to everyone moved by the point of view of Renée Chevalier, who for the past 20 years, never ceasing to question herself, to reassess the scope of her gaze, recomposing elements repeatedly broken, reinventing the known, but never explored, to redo without duplication, re-appropriate the colors and the light regardless by which means and medium to do so, and with each exhibition, in its renewal and its newness, brings a unique understanding of the world in which she lives and cogitates.

Christine Champagne October 2011

Freelancer, Christine Champagne was bookseller and radio animator of Radio-Canada shows and community television announcer, she met with more than 500 writers, and from 1996 to 2004 was assistant director of XYZ -Short story magazine- where she is still an active member.
She has published two novels for children as well as short stories and poems in literary journals in Quebec, France and Mexico.


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Matane Art Gallery 2010
Renée Chevalier Stigmate II


Partial view
Gallerie d'Art de Matane 2010



link to RCAAQ-Réseau d'art actuel

-Link to RCAAQ



See the Exhibit on YOUTUBE GO TO  YOUTUBE

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Stigmate II (Saint Sébastien)


Gallery Art Mûr 2009

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Renée Chevalier Bleu
Bleu


DIAGONALE, centre des arts et des fibres du Québec
BLEU, 2009




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Renée Chevalier
De la série Stigmate I

Stigmates)
Gallery LUZ 2008



Renée Chevalier a trouvé dans l'entrelacs le moyen d'échapper au souci figuratif, s'imposant de regarder la toile non comme le support d'une image, mais comme une surface à orner. Ces labyrinthes évoquent, en effet, aussi bien certains décors musulmans que les fascinants motifs linéaires qu'on observe dans les manuscrits irlandais du Haut Moyen Age, dont les pages sont couvertes d'inextricables réseaux de bandelettes multicolores. Mais qu'en est-il de ces réseaux? ... Lire la suite dans Vies des arts Page 96- No 211 été 2008

Hedwidge Asselin
Docteure en philosophie de l'Université de Montréal et membre de l'Association internationale des critiques d'art,
commissaire d'expositions, conférencière et auteure de nombreux textes sur l'art.

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Renée Chevalier
Poussière d'étoiles (Stigmate I)

POUSSIÈRE D'ÉTOILES

Gallery LUZ 2008

Renée Chevalier, peintre spatial, capteur d’émotions

Peindre est pour elle une œuvre de longue et profonde action. Elle a une pratique personnelle qui pourrait se comparer à ce que l’entraînement est pour les athlètes de haut niveau. Renée Chevalier est un peintre au long cour. Cette pratique de l’expression de manière personnelle et professionnelle, travail du sens et travail sur soi, comme œuvre de catharsis et de rédemption, œuvre de création originale et acte de dépassement, s’inscrit chez elle dans un parcours intérieur en contraste et en contrepoint à sa vie quotidienne civique et publique. Recherche perpétuelle et appliquée, la peinture est son acte de foi. Peindre est cette gratuite et profonde confrontation avec le monde, une manière de s’approprier l’immédiate donnée que représente la vie dans sa pureté, les sentiments dans leur jaillissement, les émotions avec leur force et la pesanteur qui les caractérise. De l’univers intime aux galaxies, de l’émotion fulgurante des stigmates et des secrets sacrés et profanes, de cette opposition entre une certaine banalité du profane et cette mer de sens cachée du sacré, il y a dans ce voyage pictural dynamique et inachevé, le spectre de la quête de sens qui anime l’acte créatif chez Renée Chevalier. Elle est aujourd’hui, aux plus récentes œuvres exposées et présentées à la Galerie LUZ, mélodie et contemplation de la musique électroacoustique, cet axe multi médiatique de son geste de peintre. Une autre recherche qui défie la quiétude et qui ouvre un espace neuf pour cette artiste en constant déséquilibre, créatif. Voir et recevoir ses peintures, lire à travers les couleurs et se laisser emporter par les nombreuses nébuleuses qui jalonnent ses toiles tel est la démarche patiente à laquelle nous convie l’artiste peintre. Superposition de couleurs, étagement des combinaisons de tons, marques et strates de coloris, de tâches et arrimage spatial des univers, Renée Chevalier explore avec avidité les espaces. Elle crée la profondeur, rabote l’épaisseur, plonge dans les « trous noirs » de l’expression afin de mettre en relief sur papier tant de densité en couleurs, tant d’émotions en pures.


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