To bring a little bit of sun and poetry this spring, Galerie 3 is proud to present Dan Brault’s Poems From My Land. Generous and abundant, this new series of paintings and drawings offers us a skilful synthesis of his work of the last decade.
In this season of love
I do not have much to offer you
If only a smile / a handshake
Yet I’m afraid it is not sufficient
Nothing ever really is
Know, however, that I love you…
I made these paintings while thinking of you
They look like poems
I know that I did not invent anything
and I do not have much to say about them
I do not make long sentences
but like the river, I can sing
Dan Brault’s painting consists of an exciting amalgam of codes, styles and aesthetics that reveal the artist’s baroque sensibilities. Exploring space and metaphysics, euphoria and fantasy, his works create images of fleeting moments in suspended universes.
Dan Brault holds a BA in Fine Arts from Concordia University and a MA in Visual Arts from the Université Laval, and has exhibited his work at a number of venues including Neutral Ground (Regina, SK), the Centre des arts actuels SKOL (Montreal), Galerie Art-Image (Gatineau), Peak Gallery (Toronto), l’Œil de Poisson (Quebec City) and Le Lobe (Chicoutimi). He has taken part in the Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates as well as the Festival Cultural de Mayo in Guadalajara, Mexico. He was also featured in the book 100 Painters of Tomorrow published in London in 2014 by Thames & Hudson. His works are collected by BMO Financial Group, the Desjardins Collection, Loto-Québec, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, as well as several private collectors.