What’s Your Gold exhibition by Marc Lessard
What’s Your Gold exhibition: First solo show by painter Marc Lessard
At the Art Gallery Dimension Plus, until November 11th, What’s Your Gold exhibition, the first solo exhibition by Montreal artist Marc Lessard, is presented.
An accomplished composer and member of the acclaimed duo Bob & Bill, renowned for their contribution to Cirque du Soleil shows, Marc Lessard continues his creative approach with What’s Your Gold exhibition, a brilliantly orchestrated body of work that puts forward an environment where Popular and commercial culture intertwine. The latter is particularly interested in the deconstruction of a brand image by skillfully incorporating the message that “gold is here to stay”. This backstory is supported by his creations signed In Gold We Trust, word game familiar with the expression found on the US currency, In God We Trust.
“In a world of profound change and the emergence of new forms of cybermonnaie, I wanted to express the idea that gold will always exist,” explains Marc Lessard. “24-carat gold leaf has been added to most of the paintings in the series What’s Your Gold exhibition to bring this idea to light,” says the creator.
For the realization of the exhibition, the artist combined different techniques such as digital prints, collages, aerosol, acrylic paint, pencils and paint pens. Presented on a canvas of craft paper, we find a percussive and highly original set. This is the fourth series of the artist, after Iconic Images, Cargo and Urban Head.
As you wander through the Gallery Space, you will be wandering through an immersive visual experience that will surprise you, supported by an ambient soundtrack created expressly by the Bob & Bill duo of which the artist is a part.
Who is Marc Lessard?
Montréal artist Marc Lessard, born in 1968, has a passion for the arts, especially painting and design. Active on the Montreal scene, he also exhibits in New York. An accomplished musician and composer at Cirque du Soleil, he and his acolyte Guy Dubuc (tandem known as Bob & Bill) are credited with the musical compositions of nine shows of the great Quebec circus company: Totem, Amaluna, Kurios : Cabinet of Curiosities, Toruk: The first flight, Paramour, and more. Today, the artistic approach of Marc Lessard inevitably passes through music and painting, both in complementarity. His creative process is based on both language and expression.
Marc Lessard’s production is particularly interested in the urban and industrial world around him. He strives to bring out the aesthetic side of these environments. Instinctive and dynamic, his plastic work results from a mixture of vibrant colors and many techniques, such as digital printing, acrylic, oil painting, sanding, scratching, collage, graffiti and the use of stencils. On canvas, craft paper, wood and metal, Marc Lessard’s artistic exploration takes shape.
Until November 11th.
Dimension Plus Gallery space
8110 Décarie Blvd.
Metro de la Savane.