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La Virée du temps des fêtes

Saturday, December 9, 2017

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Artists Carole Baillargeon and Mireille Racine will be present at the gallery to meet the public.


Québec City, October 24 2017 – From November 3 to December 17, 2017, Materia is welcoming artists Carole Baillargeon from Deschambault and Mireille Racine from Québec City. The artists will attend the opening of Recoudre on Friday, November 3, from 5 p.m.

Materia is happy to gather together two major figures of Quebecois textile arts in the exhibition Recoudre (stitching). Carole Baillargeon approaches the theme through the metaphor of se recoudre (stitching [oneself] up), evoking life’s ups and downs in an adjustment movement towards resilience. For Mireille Racine, recoudre le silence (re-stitching silence) features stories of hats and Japanese memories through sculptures that go to the essence, in silence. Stemming from Japanese Zen philosophy, the aesthetics approach of Mu and Wabi-Sabi that unite them reveal emotion, sobriety, and beauty within imperfection.

Materia is proud to pursue its mission by exhibiting the work of two renowned artists whose research has been contributing for many years to the evolution of the know-how and reflection in contemporary fine arts.

About Carole Baillargeon
In her hybrid practice, Carole Baillargeon blends together visual arts, scenography, and fine crafts. Her creation has been developping for more than 30 years and circulating broadly in Québec, on the American continent, and in Europe. Along the years, she has carried out many artist residencies and earned various prizes and grants.

About Mireille Racine
Mireille Racine has studied visual arts and textile fine craft, specializing in hat-making. Since the 80ies, she has been renewing the trade with a desire to cross frontiers, designing installations and cultural mediation events. Her artistic path has been marked by many exhibitions, grants, and prizes in Québec and abroad.

Materia is an artist-run centre whose mission is to disseminate and promote research and creation in the field of contemporary fine crafts, on a national and international level.

The artists thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for its financial support.