The rain continues, but there’s no stopping this upcoming weekend of festivals, festivals, festivals.
That National Gallery of Canada’s new summer exhibition, Gustav Doré: Master of Imagination, opened on Wednesday, and there’s a whole slew of programming coming up, including Curator Tours and film screenings. Doré (1832-1883) was an illustrator, painter, and sculptor, and captured the intensity of nature and created otherworldly realms of fantasy - including classics such as Perrault’s Fairy Tales, Cervantes’ Don Quixote and Dante’s Inferno, as well as his extraordinary edition of the Bible.
Over at Karsh Masson, Rehab Nazzal: Invisible showcases works by Palestinian-born multidisciplinary artist Rehab Nazzal, who is currently based in Toronto. Her work deals with forms of representation of violence of war and colonialism,and in Invisible, she collects and compiles traces of Palestine and its military occupation by Israel.
Over at Centre d’exposition L’Imagier, Michèle Provost’s newest exhibition ROMAN FEUILLETON (which means “serial novel” in French), is based on a surrealist text which Provost herself has composed out of lines from four of Québec’s literary landmarks; Anne Hébert’s Kamouraska, Michel Tremblay’s La grosse femme d’à côté est enceinte, Réjean Ducharme’s L’avalée des avalés, and Une saison dans la vie d’Emmanuel, by Marie-Claire Blais. Created with her trademark combination of the visual and the textual, the exhxibition comes in the form of a promotional campaign for a series of literary works. The official vernissage is Friday evening, and there will be a poetry reading at 8 p.m., inspired by Provost’s works.
Have a great weekend!