From the Studio

The exhibition “From the Studio” offers unique insights into the creative process of contemporary artists.

The majority of the presented artworks were selected during recent studio visits with Trevor Gould, David Lafrance, Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau. Manuel Mathieu brought new artworks created in Stuttgart, in the context of an artistic residency. Shuvinai Ashoona also participates to the exhibition with new drawings shipped from Cape Dorset.

Studio visits and artist talks will be offered in parallel to the exhibition.


Art Toronto 2019

Art Toronto is Canada’s international contemporary and modern art fair, located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the city’s downtown core. Providing unique access to the Canadian art market, the fair is one of the most important annual art events in Canada.

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Alain Paiement: Masses / Particules

In the context of Momenta Biennially, the gallery is presenting two large digital photomontages made up of thousands of image fragments of crowds taken from all continents. Garnered from local and world news over several years, these photographic details were primarily captured during mass demonstrations with explicitly political motivations, but also during festivities, religious or sports events, or any other possible gathering.

Guillaume Adjutor Provost: Chambre réverbérante

Opening April 17 from 5 to 7pm For his second exhibition at Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Chambre réverbérante, Guillaume Adjutor Provost is presenting a selection of drawings from his most recent series entitled Flux. These drawings result from a number of automatic-drawing sessions whereby each pen drawing on paper was executed over the course of several consecutive hours. During these late-night drawing shifts, Provost found himself in a state of altered more »

Moridja Kitenge Banza:1

    For his first exhibition at Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Moridja Kitenge Banza is presenting  a painting from his series “Christ Pantocrator” which explores the complexity of his Congolese cultural identity through deeply rooted colonial symbols that he subjects to shifts in meaning. The artist describes this series in the following text.   A Christ Pantocrator is a Byzantine icon of Christ represented as almighty in his glorious body. This more »

Julie Trudel : Bone Black and Titanium White – Colour and Light

  The Exhibition For her third solo exhibition at the gallery, Julie Trudel presents a series of new tridimensional paintings, continuing her previous exploration of color in transparency. It was during a residency in Berlin in 2015 that she first discovered a model of fluorescent plexiglas of which the borders throw light. All while keeping the constraint she imposed on herself in 2012 to paint exclusively in black and white, it’s more »

David Lafrance: Jours fastes et néfastes

Opening November 7 from 5 to 7 PM. Artist in attendance. The Exhibition   David Lafrance’s latest paintings are an extension of his personal reflections on a landscape, and thus a society, in metamorphosis.   The artist delves into meteorological phenomena threatening our current era, both physically and psychically. The forecast is distressing and inescapable in Lafrance’s observations.   Amid representations of a nature in turbulence, each painting is punctuated by a more »

Art Toronto 2018

BOOTH C17  Maria Hupfield, Thunderbird Mocassins, 2011 Alain Paiement, Babel Spins, 2018 Cindy Phenix, This Banal Event Translated Into a Metaphor, 2018 Karen Tam, Automata Tea Drinkers, 2014 Julie Trudel, Rectangles repliés J/B R/B J/R + noir, 2018 ART TORONTO PROJECT: KAREN TAM  Morning Blossoms Plucked at Dusk Location P5 PARALLEL EVENTS IN TORONTO   Maria Hupfield  Through Lines (group exhibition) Curator: Noa Bronstein Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Toronto September 13 – November 29   Guillaume Adjutor more »

Cindy Phenix: Ces femmes tiennent une fleur à la main

The Exhibition For her first solo exhibition at Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Cindy Phenix is presenting Ces femmes tiennent une fleur à la main, a new series of paintings that are the fruit of a month-long residence at the gallery where Phenix set up her studio and initiated participation/discussion groups from which she drew inspiration. With Ces femmes tiennent une fleur à la main, Phenix has developed a lexicon of happiness that pays more »

Interdependence/Indispensability: Benoit Aquin, Maria Hupfield and Karen Tam

  Opening on May 2 from 5 to 7pm This group exhibition brings together Benoit Aquin, Maria Hupfield, and Karen Tam, who use different approaches in their work to negotiate power relations between the individual, artifact, place, and history. Whether through the self and its other, or through digital or physical manipulation of the art object, re-enactment is a political gesture that simultaneously allows us to experience the past and more »

Guillaume Adjutor Provost: Introduction

Opening on Wednesday, March 14 from 5pm to 7pm. Artist in attendance. Galerie Hugues Charbonneau is delighted to present Introduction an exhibition by Guillaume Adjutor Provost. The artist invites you to this articulation of selected works from his exhibitions Matériellement rien, potentiellement tout (Diagonale, 2017), Providence (Association des travailleurs grecs du Québec / Clark / La SERRE, 2017) and Bonne Fortune (Clark, 2016). Through a re-exhibition of his body of more »

Jonathan Plante : Trois Sculptures

    Trois sculptures Galerie Hugues Charbonneau is delighted to present Trois sculptures, an exhibition by Jonathan Plante. The exhibition reveals a series of three works from the artist’s recent production The exhibited sculptures take up the same structure, i.e. a three dimensional assemblage of eight lenticular supports. A lenticular support is an extruded plastic that functions like a series of lenses guiding the eye towards an image that will more »

Cynthia Girard-Renard : Love and Anarchy

Opening reception Saturday November 11, 3 PM to 5 PM. Artist in attendance. Love and Anarchy Cynthia Girard-Renard invites you to her latest project titled Love and Anarchy, inspired by the film of director Lina Wertmüller within which the action takes place inside a brothel under the ruling of Mussolini’s fascist Italy. The artist has elaborated 6 erotico-political paintings where inter-species characters mingle in a carnival of pleasure even if the days more »

Performance via the Camera – Maria Hupfield and Lum-Desranleau

As part of MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image Group exhibition by the artists Maria Hupfield, Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau Opening reception: September 9, from 3 PM to 5 PM, artists in attendance At Galerie Hugues Charbonneau On the occasion of MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image, the new designation of Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau is delighted to present the group exhibition Performance via la camera more »

Situation #8: Lum-Desranleau: Laocoön

Unveiling of the public installation Laocoön at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde Presented from August 30 to October 15, 2017 As part of KM3, an itinerary of public art works exhibited throughout the Quartier des Spectacle #km3qds. LAOCOÖN Titled Laocoön, a photographic installation by Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau evokes the myth of the Trojan priest Laocoön who was put to death by snakes after having warned his people against the more »

Situation #7 : David Lafrance : Forbidden Rendez-vous in the Ghost Wing

Entrance door: 6217 rue Henri-Julien   David Lafrance is delighted to invite you to his studio in the ghost wing of 305 rue de Bellechasse on next Wednesday August 23, from 10 AM to 10 PM. As part of our summer program titled “8 situations: 8 artists”, this exceptional rendezvous will be an opportunity to revisit his artistic production and archives covering the last twenty years (1997-2017). An installation of more »

Situation #6: Matthew Biederman: A Generative Adversarial Network

Opening reception on August 16th from 5pm to 7pm with the artist in attendance At Galerie Hugues Charbonneau With the kind collaboration Art45 gallery By modifying algorithms and training scenarios, what will the network synthesize?     Using a state-of-the-art technique – a generative adversarial network (itself an interesting turn of phrase), a neural network has been trained to generate full body portraits that are learned from TSA three dimensional scans. The mongrel more »