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News Release

Michèle Lavoie: Elements
February 7 - 28, 2007

VERNISSAGE:Wednesday, February 7 from 5 to 8 pm

ESPACE TROIS, Montreal, January 24, 2007. Espace Trois Gallery is especially pleased to present recent sculptures and large-scale relief-paintings by Montreal based artist Michèle Lavoie. In this exhibition the artist will show her new works that refer to land and water. The artist continues her research into textures, rhythms, colour and light.

Although Lavoie is primarily a sculptor of stone, she recently abandoned three-dimensional form to work in relief on stone. Realizing that the weight of the stone limited the dimension of her works, she now uses wood as a support material. The artist enriches the surface by using an encaustic technique after collaging various materials such as oak leaves, branches and iron thread. By building up this texture she adds a sculptural dimension to the flat picture plane. Lavoie has also chosen to restrict her palette of colours in order to express the emotions she feels when in the landscape rather than provide a literal representation.

Michèle Lavoie
Michèle Lavoie is both a sculptor and a painter. She was born in Rimouski, Quebec but has lived and worked in Montreal for many years. The artist has maintained her own studio space while teaching and being Head of the Stone Sculpture Department in the School of Fine Arts of the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts since 1988. She obtained a Masterís degree in Fine Arts from l'UQÀM in 1999 where she also taught. The artist has had nine solo exhibitions and participated in twenty group exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe. Her works are also included in public and private collections.



Espace Trois is an exhibition space of the School of Fine Arts devoted to exhibiting work by artists who teach in the School of Fine arts as well as the Advanced Atelier members.

Information: Doreen Lindsay, Coordinator of Exhibitions (514) 932-6688