La FAB sur Mill Arts Centre Opens Its New Art Gallery
With the Exhibition
by Danielle Doucet
From July 9 to August 7, 2022
Vernissage: Saturday July 9, from 1 pm to 5 pm
Chelsea, June 17, 2022 – La FAB sur Mill Arts Centre opens its new gallery at 8 Mill Road with an explosion of colours showcasing the beautiful abstract paintings by visual artist Danielle Doucet. From July 9 to August 7, 2022, Danielle will exhibit in her solo show “Vue” more than twenty acrylic paintings on canvas and on wood panels.
All is about improvisation for Danielle Doucet, who is fascinated by the unexpected effects of water on acrylics. “I apply colours on the surface, adding and removing matter with brushes, spatulas and unusual tools. The process produces traces and shapes born out of my intuitions and personal visions,” she explains. Danielle compares her gestural process to a choreography where spontaneity and letting go of rules and traditional ideas prevail.
Danielle’s works, with their resolutely expressionist aesthetics, aim to initiate a dialogue with the viewer. “I’m not seeking to convey a message, but I encourage the viewer to find his or her own message,” Danielle explains. “Art is meant to touch emotions, and emotions are central to creation. Exploration leads me to discover new ways of communication. I try to project the present moment. I expose what is true and what is felt, and I try to bring out the light within everyone.”
Danielle grew up in Ripon, in the Petite-Nation region, where she attended secondary school in Chénéville, then in Papineauville. Thanks to the open-mindedness of her teachers, she discovered her artistic talents and a passion for dance. With the Oueskarini dance company, she used her skills as a choregraph. The experience opened the doors of imagination and contributed to her exploration of the gestural dynamics. With this great learning experience, she studied visual arts in Montreal. She first worked in fashion design in the national capital for some ten years. She then went back to painting and developed her own style. She is a professional artist, a member of RAAV-CARFAC and has been part of numerous solo and group exhibitions. Danielle, who won several awards, teaches creativity in various workshops and galleries. Her works are in several private collections, namely in the Quebec National Assembly collection, and she is a jury member for the Canada Council for the Arts. Involved in the cultural community, she has been the first president of Ateliers du Ruisseau, in Gatineau.
Come in great numbers at the vernissage, on Saturday, July 9, from 1 pm to 5 pm, to have a chat with the artist, visit our new centre located in the old Chelsea Grace United Church, and see the first stages of its transformation.
Contact Person at La FAB sur Mill:
La FAB sur Mill Arts Centre
8 Mill Road, Chelsea, QC, J9B 1J3
Monday to Thursday: by appointment only. Please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday: 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday: 1 pm – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm