This exhibition is a display of the benefits of the artistic devotion of collectors who rank among the most passionate and committed in support of the career of an artist who is both fascinating and divisive.
Marc Séguin is the portrayer of the flaws of humankind that is both demigod and a self-destructor, of historical flops and of our contemporary mythologies. He transfigures a reality that is frequently menacing and hostile by lading it with a measure of sublimity that adds great symbolic power to his works. Marc Séguin also demonstrates his interest in the sacred and in things political by exposing and magnifying events and actors of contemporary history in representations where seduction rubs shoulders with revulsion. This powerful expression is achieved in ways which combine schematic outline, photographic realism and traces of gestuality in compositions characterised by an economy of means, especially with regard to colour.
The selected works reflect the sharp eye of the connoisseur as well as spontaneous and passionate individual acquisitions. They constitute a comprehensive representation of Marc Séguin’s artistic pursuits of the past 15 years.
A two-part exhibition – presented simultaneously at the MACBSP and at Maison Hamel-Bruneau (Québec).
A travelling exhibition produced by Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides with the cooperation of the Simon Blais Gallery.