Lumière sur le verre

Light on Glass

La Guilde presents the group exhibition
Light on Glass

September 18 to November 22, 2020

Montreal, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – La Guilde is proud to present the group exhibitionLight on Glass featuring the work of seventeen contemporary Canadian glass artists: Marie-Hélène Beaulieu, Maryse Chartrand, Taygan Crapo, Marie Pierre Daigle, Sébastien Duchange, Montserrat Duran Muntadas, Susan Edgerley, Michèle Lapointe, Mel Munsen, Caroline Ouellette, Patrick Primeau, Julia Reimer, Tyler Rock, Donald Robertson, Shay Salehi, Cathy Strokowsky and Cheryl Wilson-Smith. From September 18 to November 22, 2020, La Guilde invites you to discover the work of these artists selected by its gallery.

La Guilde is relaunching its 2020 programming with the exhibition Light on Glass. This display of works allows La Guilde to further its mandate of presenting and promoting established artists in dialogue with emerging artists. As part of this exhibition, La Guilde will be launching a new series of cultural activities on its social networks.

AboutLight on Glass

This exhibition by La Guilde's gallery underlines the importance of the dialogue between light and the medium of glass, as well as the depth of technical knowledge possessed by glass artists. The light beams captured and emitted by glass intensify the colours and textures of the work, making it shine and shimmer. They make the work appear lightweight, profound, sometimes even solid and bring out its opacity. It creates shadows where darkness and light combine. In this exhibition, La Guilde features a selection of works that reflect a wide range of techniques and a beautiful variety of forms.

In order to carry out their research while taking into account all the possibilities of glass, the artists use a number of techniques, including blowing, flameworking, lost wax casting, glass paste / “pâte de verre”, cold working.

About La Guilde

La Guilde, a historical gallery and museum institution of Canadian art, has been preserving, promoting and encouraging fine crafts for more than one hundred years. Specializing in Inuit and First Nations art, La Guilde is a non-profit organization that holds a permanent collection, one of the most influential in Canada, a historically and culturally rich archives department, an educational program with a broad outreach, and a gallery which draws together works by renowned and emerging artists. Situated in downtown Montreal, La Guilde’s gallery offers all of its customers’ high-quality contemporary art.

Image : Assemblage of works from Light on Glass, 2020. © La Guilde