RICHARD-MAX TREMBLAY. ÉCLIPSE
October 6, 2022 to January 8, 2023
Curator : Suzanne Pressé
The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke and the Galerie d’art Antoine-Sirois of the Université de Sherbrooke are joining their expertises to produce a major exhibition of Richard-Max Tremblay, Éclipse, in the fall of 2022.
Curated by Suzanne Pressé, the exhibition will present a new and singular perspective on the past twenty-five years of Richard-Max Tremblay’s paintings and photographs, along with a portrait retrospective.
The title Éclipse is the key to interpreting the exhibition. Meaning temporary disappearance, it suggests how Tremblay’s vision is concerned with representing what is hidden, absence, truth and untruth, what is not shown and what is an obstacle to seeing.
Biography of the artist
After completing his academic studies at Goldsmith’s College in London (England), Richard-Max Tremblay has pursued his career both as a painter and a photographer. During the eighties and nineties, numerous exhibitions were held in Quebec and in France, among them, the Canadian Cultural Center in Paris and the Délégation Générale du Québec, also in Paris.
A substantial exhibition of his photographic portraits was held in 2011 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
His exhibitions Hors champ II (paintings) 2014, and Déboîtements (photography) in 2015 focused on the fragility of memory and archives. Over the last four decades, his work evolved along the notions of the “hidden”, absence, loss, the forgotten.
In 2014, he is granted the Paris Studio by the Canada Council for the Arts, where he worked also in Berlin and Venice on a project leading to the exhibition Caché, in 2017, at Division Gallery in Montreal. This show presents itself as a synthesis of the artist lifelong preoccupations.
Awarded Prix Louis-Comtois, 2003. Awarded Royal Canadian Academy (RCA) Trust Fund Jury Prize, 2015.