PATRICK COUTU—CHARLES GUILBERT—SERGE MURPHY
Meet the artists and the curator
- Artist Talk
Patrick Coutu has participated in many group exhibitions. In 2001, his work was shown in the exhibition L'effet du logis, held at Studio Cormier as part of the France in Quebec season (curator: Emmanuel Galland) and in the event Des nouvelles de Tchékhov, presented at Galerie Plein Sud (curator: Bernard Lamarche). He was invited to Artifice 98, organized by the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts. He has held solo exhibitions at Clark, l'Écart and Espace Virtuel, and will soon be exhibiting at the Musée du Québec (curator: Mélanie Boucher). Multidisciplinary artist Charles Guilbert is known, among other things, for his video practice, which he has presented at various artistic events in Quebec and abroad. His work, often in collaboration with Nathalie Caron, has been shown at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Centre d'exposition de Val d'Or, Skol, l'Œil de Poisson and Interface IV. Her group exhibitions include Les Images complices presented in Belgium and the Netherlands (curator: Marie-Josée Jean) and her participation in the Biennale internationale de Montréal organized by the CIAC (1998). He has also published collections with various publishing houses.
We invite you to a discussion with the artists Patrick Coutu and Charles Guilbert in the company of curator Serge Murphy, an evening hosted by Jean-Émile Verdier, art historian and theoretician. Invited as part of the 10th anniversary of Galerie B-312 to organize an exhibition, Serge Murphy brought together the practices of Patrick Coutu and Charles Guilbert, practices that are built from and around a certain everyday life, the banal, the almost nothing. The curator is interested in the poetry that emanates from these architectures of almost nothing. The artists will take advantage of this meeting to share their respective artistic concerns with us.