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

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.

De gauche à droite : Karine Corbeil (directrice du Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier), Sonia Labrecque (directrice générale de la Fondation J. Armand Bombardier), France Bissonnette (gouverneure de la Fondation J. Armand Bombardier), Chloé Beaulac, Catherine Rondeau et Luc Pallegoix.

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.

Pyrography by Chloé Beaulac

Queer Deer series by Luc Pallegoix

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.


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!