VERNISSAGE : Jean-Pierre Larocque | Clairières

EXHIBITION OPENING : Jean-Pierre Larocque | Glades

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 5:30 PM to 8 PM

La Guilde is proud of the successful opening of Glades, an exhibition by Montreal artists Jean-Pierre Larocque, that took place on September 14, 2023.

Taking us into a dreamlike world of ceramics, charcoal, and drawings, the artist’s work is nothing short of a spectacle of shadows. His process is informed by a curiosity for the possibilities of the chosen material: “Working in the studio is a true adventure”. A piece takes shape without preconceived ideas by exploring a theme and develops through a series of transformations.

From large charcoals—genuine x-rays haunted by moving apparitions—to anonymous heads, horses carrying their mysterious baggage, and large abstract “vessels”, Jean-Pierre Larocque creates a whole world of pictorial invention. They ask questions without offering answers. The exhibition is an opportunity to follow them, to look at them at length. Allow them to tell their astounding odyssey in a language of clay and charcoal.

La Guilde thanks you all for your presence at the opening!


Work : Jean-Pierre Larocque, Cheval et cabane, 2023.