May 10 to June 23, 2019

Québec City, April 30, 2019 – To end the season, Materia is presenting L’abstraction dans le Jacquard (Abstraction in Jacquard) from May to June 23, 2019. In this exhibition, curator Jeanne Couture is gathering together nine artists with a passion for textile, who show Jacquard from an unusual perspective. The opening with the artists in attendance will be on Friday, May 10, 2019, as of 5 p.m.

Over more than a year, the curator has followed the creation process of these unprecedented works and tagged along the artists reflecting on the layout of the textile medium. L’abstraction dans le Jacquard (Abstraction in Jacquard) renews the way Jacquard is featured, in a sculptural, intimate or conceptual manner. These artists’ process question the medium in a peculiar way, beyond the know-how required by this very little practiced technique. There are only twelve Jacquard weaving looms in use over the province, and few people know how to operate these mechanical looms. They offer tremendous plastic possibilities, which have been exploited to the fullest through the aesthetic proposals of this collective of artists.

Materia is proud to pursue its mission by showcasing the work of nine fine crafts and visual arts artists, among which many are emerging artists: Anie Toole, Anne-Marie Groulx, Audrey Anne Béliveau, Marie-France Tremblay, Marie-Hélène Martin, MariePier St-George (Québec City), Annie Descôteaux, Sophia Borowska (Montreal) and Meghan Price (Toronto).

About the curator
Over the last few years, Jeanne Couture has curated many exhibitions, notably at Regart (Lévis), at the Mois Multi (Québec City) and for the satellite exhibitions at Manif d’art 8 and 9 (Québec City). A hyperactive, she is the initiator of many cultural projects and events in Québec City and in Portneuf. She has cofounded the Musée ambulant and the Foire en art actuel de Québec, and has been published in specialized magazines as well as in a few monographies. She has received grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Première Ovation, and the LOJIQ. Jeanne Couture has studied art history and history. She lives and works in Saint-Casimir.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec that supports the Groupe de recherche en tissage Jacquard.