JÉRÉMIE ST-PIERRE: A MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION
February 8 to April 21, 2024
Curator : Frédérique Renaud
Through figurative paintings, Jérémie St-Pierre explores the multiple aesthetic possibilities of this art form. His work crafts ambiences which are both troubling and fascinating as they explore the boundaries of the real.
In “A Magnificent Desolation,” St-Pierre interrogates the emotional potential of memory. Each painting in this body of work is meticulously composed out of materials from his personal archives, like fragments of the past which rise up in snippets in each of his works. In this way, the exhibition invites us to immerse ourselves in reminiscences of a lost time, one not so distant in the end.
Jérémie St-Pierre was born in Ste-Félicité-de-l’Islet and lives and works in Val-Joli in the Eastern Townships. His paintings depict a unique world, animated by critical and committed discourse on contemporary society. He holds a master’s degree in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal and is currently teaching in the visual arts certificate program at the Université de Sherbrooke. His work has been shown at numerous venues in Quebec and abroad, including the Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier, Caravansérail, the Centre d’art Jacques et Michel Auger and the Scope Art Show in Miami.