Vernissage on February 21, 2019, at 6 p.m.
Montreal, February 5, 2019 – From February 21 until May 17, 2019, the Espace VERRE Gallery presents Épanchements, an exhibition featuring Mélanie Pageau’s newest works. By exploring the many facets of glass, the artist gives a new purpose to antique furniture while revealing a glimpse of their past existence. The seductively eye-catching body of work is an incursion into a Baroque and luxurious universe, while creating the perfect atmosphere for intimate confessions. The opening reception will be held in presence of the artist on Thursday, February 21, at 6 p.m.
While being inhabited by Mélanie Pageau’s works, the gallery will be transformed into a smartly furnished lounge seemingly from another era. The glass cushions adorning the majority of the works reveal intricate murrine patterns as well as impeccable molding and lost-wax work. The care given to each of the decorative elements serves to revive the spirit of each of the objects that formerly co-existed with multiple owners. Indeed, beyond the fabulous furniture refurbished by the artist lies a very profound reflection on our relationships with others, as well as on what stirs deeply within us. Thus, the conversation seat – the antique s-shaped sofa –, perfectly propitious to the most discreet tête-à-têtes, sets the tone of the exhibition. Consequently, with Épanchements, the artist completely frees her artistic creativity while unabashedly and sincerely revealing herself to us.
Mélanie Pageau lives and works in Noyan, Quebec. She has a bachelor degree in history, as well as two Fine Craft college diplomas in ceramic and glass arts. Also, she advanced her glass art studies at the National School of Glass of Orrefors, in Sweden, as well as by taking glass art workshops in the Czech Republic. Equally with her glass and ceramic creations, she participated in many group exhibitions across Canada. Épanchements is her first solo exhibition.
Espace VERRE is a glass creativity centre located at 1200 Mill Street in Montreal. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as the last Sunday of every month, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free of charge.
Espace VERRE wishes to thank Banana Peinture for their generous contribution to the exhibition design.
Photo: Mélanie Pageau
Valérie Paquin, Communications Manager