Derrière les portes
May 19 to July 28, 2020
bi-monthly, Tuesday at 4pm
on the GNO's FB page
During this worldwide pandemic, forced to stay home for everyone’s sake, we invite ourselves virtually into the artists space for a chat about their practice, their work and their creativity’s state during those times. We wanted to know, how are the artists doing ?
#1 Derrière les portes with Laurent Vaillancourt
First stop : Laurent Vaillancourt‘s workshop in Hearst for a discussion hosted by the GNO’s director Danielle Tremblay.
Longtime friend of the GNO and flagship Franco-Ontarian artist, Laurent Vaillancourt has a mixed practice he showcases around the province and beyond, with projects such as “Cent bornes” and “World Tour in Ontario“. He has exposed multiple times at the GNO, recently in “Mission Site” and during past editions of the FAAS – Foire d’art alternatif de Sudbury.
Broadcast on Facebook live on the GNO’s FB page, Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 4pm.
#2 Derrière les portes with Julie René de Cotret
2nd stop : Hillsburgh Julie René de Cotret‘s backyard. Among the plants and hens, discover the new project this pluridisciplinary and independant curator is building. We’ll talk about the rural context in which she creates and the distortion of time the isolation has on her work.
Julie René de Cotret is a French Canadian independent artist- curator, born in Montreal. She obtained her BFA from NSCAD, and her Masters in curatorial studies from the University of Toronto. She has exhibited and curated internationally: Canada, US, Sweden, Greece, UK, Switzerland, Korea, Germany. René de Cotret is co-founder of the artist residency program at the School of Environmental Science, University of Guelph, Ontario. She has been an active board member in Artist Run Centres for the last 13 years, and is currently chair of the board at GNO, Sudbury. René de Cotret has received numerous grants and has recently been awarded a Chalmers fellowship.
2eme arret > Hillsburgh dans la cour de l'artiste pour découvrir son projet en construction parmi les 🐔 et les🌻
Posted by Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario on Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Broadcast on Facebook live on the GNO’s FB page, Wednesday June 3, 2020 at 4pm.
#3 Derrière les portes avec Emilio Portal
The show continues in Emilio Portal‘s homemade studio, in Sudbury. His latest projects of soundscapes with Myths and Mirrors and collaborations within eeportal are part of the discussion. For the rest, pump up your volume, sit back and surf on his audio waves…
Emilio Portal is an interdisciplinary artist, craftsman, designer and musician. While working at McEwen School of Architecture, he works on several projects collaborating with local organisms in Sudbury where he lives. He has exhibited throughout canada, notably at open space in victoria, bc, grunt gallery in vancouver, bc, and la galerie du nouvel-ontario in sudbury, ontario. in 2011, emilio and elyse portal started making art together under the moniker ee portal. their performances and installations address historic and contemporary environmental and spiritual issues.
Et ça continue chez l'artiste Emilio Portal qui vous invite dans son studio maison à Sudbury. On monte le son 🎧 !
Posted by Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario on Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Broadcast on Facebook live on the GNO’s FB page, Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 4pm.
#4 Derrière les portes with Ron Loranger
Onward to Toronto for our 4th artist’s meetup, this time with visual artist Ron Loranger. He invites us in his home where his typical shapes Blobettes have transformed to the contact of COVID.
Originally from Kapuskasing, Ron Loranger is a queer Franco-Ontarian visual artist based in Toronto. His practice, usually entitled “Blobettes”, involves watercolour and India ink on Arches paper, but also takes the shape of painted installations in urban settings. Loranger is very much involved in the world of artist-run centres: indeed, he has been part of several boards and committees, such as B.R.A.V.O.-SUD, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario and Le Labo. His professional experience includes exhibits in private galleries in Toronto, New York City and Berlin, and in public galleries, such as Kapuskasing’s Galerie Paquin, the Sudbury Art Gallery and the Glendon York University Gallery, as well with the GNO with Blobettes in 2015.
He also took part in the Biennial of Textile Art in San Jose (Costa Rica) and the Fair of Alternative Art of Sudbury (FAAS). His works are part of private collections throughout North America and Europe.
Broadcast on Facebook live on the GNO’s FB page, Tuesday June 30, 2020 at 4pm.
#5 Derrière les portes with Anyse Ducharme
Hop on for a virtual tour of the practice of digital artist Anyse Ducharme. Still mysterious for techno newbies, data, pixels and hydrophone hold no more secrets for her. Discover parts of her new resarch-creation project “I’ve swear i’ve followed the instruction but my heart can’t close”, created during an instagram takeover at the Near North Mobile Media Lab in winter 2019.
Broadcast on Facebook live on the GNO’s FB page, Tuesday July 14, 2020 at 4pm.
#6 Derrière les portes with Lise Beaudry
Time to visit Lise Beaudry‘s creating space, live from Toronto. The photograph, selected to create the public art work at Greater Sudbury Place des Arts, shares what it is like to see the world through a lense and to find her creative materials in surroundings archives.
Broadcast on Facebook live on the GNO’s FB page, Tuesday July 28, 2020 at 4pm.