artist Catherine Rondeau stands in front of her photograph at an opening reception

A fine opening at the Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier

They like to celebrate in a big way at the Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier! This past Sunday, every effort was made to inaugurate the exhibition Apparences with sparkle and great class. The event, in which I'm showing next to artist-photographers Chloé Beaulac and Luc Pallegoix, is part of photo tour Objectif Photo Cantons-de-l'Est reuniting twelve venues in the region.

les artistes de l'exposition APPARENCES aux côtés des membres de la direction du Centre culturel Bombardier

From left to right: Karine Corbeil (director, Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier), Sonia Labrecque (executive director, J. Armand Bombardier Foundation), France Bissonnette (governor, J. Armand Bombardier Foundation), Chloé Beaulac, Catherine Rondeau and Luc Pallegoix. 

Located next to the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier — an absolute must for snowmobile lovers! —, the cultural centre is really worth a visit. This magnificent building houses a library and top-notch exhibition rooms. A selection of images from my Beyond the Looking Glass series takes up the entire mezzanine floor beautifully drenched in natural light.

Sylvain Dodier leads a discussion between Catherine Rondeau, Chloé Beaulac and Luc Pallegoix.
l'artiste Catherine Rondeau en entrevue au Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier

Pyrography by Chloé Beaulac

Queer Deer series by Luc Pallegoix

bâtiment du Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier

Cultural mediator Sylvain Dodier lead a discussion between Chloé, Luc and myself in order to bring out various parallels between our different photographic practices. The important narrative dimension of our work was mentioned, as well as our common preoccupation for beauty and form that takes root in conceptual approaches.

photo noir et blanc de l'artiste photographe Catherine Rondeau qui salue de la main

A big thank you to the formidable cultural centre's team, with special gratitude to curator Andrée Bilodeau. And much appreciation to everyone who came to the opening reception and contributed to making the event such a success!