8 June 2016

Join the New Brunswick Museum and Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen
to celebrate the opening of the exhibition
Les Mikeys de Paul Édouard Bourque – 9 June Thursday

The exhibition Les Mikeys de Paul Édouard Bourque, organized and toured by Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen of Université de Moncton, with the support of the New Brunswick Tourism, Heritage and Culture will be opening at the New Brunswick Museum on 9 June 2016, 5pm to 7pm. Curated by Rémi Belliveau, the exhibition includes a selection from more than fifty works from the artist Paul Édouard Bourque’s Mikey series, presented together in one exhibition.

Jane Fullerton, CEO, NB Museum, stated “The NBM is pleased to partner with Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen to show this exhibition featuring a unique body of work by celebrated New Brunswick artist, Paul Édouard Bourque.” 

Produced during Paul Édouard Bourque’s student years at Université de Moncton up until today, the works in this series have been described as “like the weather, always changing” by celebrated photographer Robert Frank, and represent a multitude of variations in technique and media superimposed onto a reoccurring image. The curator, Rémi Belliveau, suggests that the artist was “searching for a way to counter the multiplicity of images through the ritual act of painting” in compositions where “mutated surfaces conceal a complex but intelligible universe”.

The exhibition is also complemented by an overview of the series’ history by Rémi Belliveau and critical texts from Mario Doucette and Herménégilde Chiasson included in the publication supported by artsnb and published by Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen.

Born in Moncton in 1956, Paul Édouard Bourque is a visual artist whose career spans 37 years at the heart of New-Brunswick’s artistic community. He has exhibited widely in Canada and internationally, most notably Six Inventions at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (1997) and Plexus organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2000). He has also contributed to many exhibition projects as technician, preparator, interpreter and guest curator. In 2005, he was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

The New Brunswick Museum is pleased to host the exhibition Les Mikeys de Paul Édouard Bourque. The opening will be on 9 June 2016, 5pm to 7pm. Artist Paul Édouard Bourque, Curator Rémi Belliveau, and Nisk Imbeault, Director–Curator, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen will be in attendance. All are welcome.

For more information:
Caitlin Griffiths or Aristi Dsilva, Communications & Marketing
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Nisk Imbeault, Director-Curator, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen
(506) 858-4687
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