Effusion Art Gallery is pleased to display the works of Marie Danielle Leblanc and Heather Cuell. Organic Matter opens Saturday July 30 at 10 a.m. and both artists will be present throughout the day to discuss their work.
Leblanc has created an eclectic art collection using varied techniques such as painting, silkscreen printing, digital imagery and photography.
“In my practice, I like to experiment with different media such as acrylic, oil, tar, ink and wax,” she says.
“I am interested in the inner functioning of the living. That is why I particularly like to work with tar; an organic matter with unique colour, odour and texture.”
Leblanc allows herself to be carried by the act of painting “without suppressing anything. I plan to create what will represent to the most of my being, my body, my spirit and my soul. Throughout painting, I tend to always push my limits further by keeping loyal to myself.”
Cuell, a local glass artist has also created a stunning collection of kiln-formed glass art.
She draws on her observations of the effects water has on sand, the unique layers of sedimentary rock and the distinctive characteristics of soil formations around her, as her inspiration.
She is able to create one-of-a-kind art glass to meet the most challenging and imaginative needs. The scale of work ranges from architectural, sculptural, small tiles to feature walls.
Kiln-formed glass, held in high repute as far back as the Bronze Age, is a versatile and extraordinary material that holds unique abilities to create rich, diverse colours not found in other mediums.
Kiln-formed glass continues to surprise with its exceptional qualities of transparency, brilliance and reflection along with a broad range of functional or aesthetic possibilities.
The gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Visit our online gallery at effusionartgallery.com.