Ed Bartram : ON THE ROCK
3 septembre – 4 octobre 2020

La Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron ouvre sa nouvelle saison en rendant un hommage particulier à l’artiste Ed Bartram, peintre-graveur qui nous a quittés il y a un an, en août 2019.

Grand observateur de la nature, dans la foulée du Groupe des Sept, la carrière d’Ed Bartram a pris racine sur les rochers de la Baie Georgienne et y est restée ancrée pour plus de 50 ans. Les gravures de Bartram sont uniques et spectaculaires. Humble de compagnie, jamais artiste n’a représenté avec autant d’attachement, les forces de la nature qui ont donné naissance au Bouclier canadien il y a des millions d’années.   Bartram connaissait bien la Baie Georgienne. Il y avait construit son nid sur son île personnelle, l’Île Bartram.  Voici, ce qu’il en disait:

“I have worked every summer for over fifty years in or near my Bartram Island studio, taking inspiration from the banded gneisses and migmatites of Georgian Bay’s Thirty Thousand Islands. My prints and paintings are not just of rocks and islands but are a testament to the primordial forces that created the nucleus of the continent, the Canadian Shield. Older than life itself, these Precambrian rocks have been pushed towards the core of the earth where, under the weight of great mountains, they were metamorphosed into molten chocolate ripple-like swirls of pink and black. Surfacing again, after millennia of erosion and glaciation, this rock forms, in a bay of Lake Huron, a striated archipelago covered with abstract patterns. My work interprets the forces of nature as revealed on these Precambrian surfaces, made visible by the cleansing and polishing power of ice and water.”

L’exposition comprend une trentaine d’estampes de formats variés, s’échelonnant sur plus de 50 ans, des années 1970 aux années 2010.

Migmatic Folds, Georgian Bay

Migmatic Folds, Georgian Bay, 2018
Acrylique et techniques mixtes sur toile, 126 x 95,5 cm

Vertical Striations #3, Precambrian Shield Series

Vertical Striations #3, Precambrian Shield Series, 1982
Ed.35, eau-forte, 76 x 56 cm

To The North American Camp

To The North American Camp, 2007
VE 15, eau-forte, 80 x 109 cm

Target, Precambrian Shield Series

Target, Precambrian Shield Series, 1982
EA, eau-forte, 56 x 76 cm

Rock, Windmill Bight, Newfoundland

Rock, Windmill Bight, Newfoundland, 1983
Ed.25, eau-forte, 56 x 76 cm

Rock Pools, American Camp Island

Rock Pools, American Camp Island, 2008
VE 15, techniques d’impression mixtes, 80 x 104 cm

Rock Face Sans Souci

Rock Face Sans Souci, 2002
Eau-forte, 80 x 117 cm

Rock Canadian Shield, Norther Image Series

Rock Canadian Shield, Norther Image Series
Ed.40, eau-forte, 91 x 69 cm

Rock Band, Precambrian Shield Series

Rock Band, Precambrian Shield Series, 1980
Ed.70, eau-forte, 56 x 76 cm

Rock Band, Canadian Shield Series

Rock Band, Canadian Shield Series, 1980
Ed.30, eau-forte, 82 x 67 cm

Rock Band #21, Precambrian Shield Series

Rock Band #21, Precambrian Shield Series, 1983
Eau-forte, 56 x 76 cm

Precambrian Surface #2

Precambrian Surface #2, 1988
Ed 30, eau-forte, 80 x 110 cm

Precambrian Suite #6

Precambrian Suite #6, 1992
Eau-forte, 38 x 46 cm

Precambrian Formation #5

Precambrian Formation #5, 2006
Ed.12, eau-forte, 75 x 104 cm

Pines, Manitou Dock, Georgian Bay

Pines, Manitou Dock, Georgian Bay, 1997
VE 8, pointe sèche, carborundum, techniques d’impression mixtes, 80 x 97 cm

Outside Sandy Island

Outside Sandy Island, 2004
VE 10, techniques d’impression mixtes, 76 x 108 cm

Outer Island Shoal Formations #2

Outer Island Shoal Formations #2, 2008-09
Techniques d’impression mixtes, 80 x 107 cm

On the Outside, Georgian Bay

On the Outside, Georgian Bay, 2009
Techniques d’impression mixtes, 76 x 114 cm

La Cloche Range, 2005

La Cloche Range, 2005
VE 15, techniques d’impression mixtes, 74 x 112 cm

George Lake, Killarney

George Lake, Killarney, 2005
Techniques d’impression mixtes, 75 x 75 cm

Black Rock, Precambrian Shield Series

Black Rock, Precambrian Shield Series, 1978
EA, eau-forte, 76 x 56 cm

Cove Rock, Nova Scotia

Cove Rock, Nova Scotia, 1988
Ed.40, eau-forte, 75 x 75 cm

Archipelago Series #7

Archipelago Series #7, 1998
Ed.15, eau-forte, 38 x 46 cm

Archipelago Series #4

Archipelago Series #4, 1998
Ed.15, eau-forte, 38 x 46 cm

Archipelago Series #3

Archipelago Series #3, 1998
Ed.15, eau-forte, 46 x 38 cm

American Camp Island

American Camp Island, 2007
VE 12, carborundum print, 80 x 108 cm

The Outer Archipelago, Georgian Bay

The Outer Archipelago, Georgian Bay, 2009
Techniques d’impression mixtes, 80 x 108 cm