claire desjardins: summer CRUSH

Join us for the opening of summerCRUSH: Wednesday, July 19th, 5-7pm 

Artist Statement: 
Summertime is my favourite season. It is a carefree time, but it is so very short. Each month has its own personality, and with it, I find myself consumed by feelings of spontaneity and joy. I am in love with the season, and relish each month...

June is full of hope: the breeze teases us, blowing hot one minute, and cool the next. The sun coaxes the garden out from its deep sleep, and the flowers take their first stretches of the year, enjoying the warmth and showing off their colours.

July is blushing: hot skies push air out from our lungs, stifling, leaving us breathless, yet still luring us outdoors. Parched concrete burns bare feet in the midday sun, and hearts beat a little faster.

August tells us to hurry up: crickets sing at night, reminding us that autumn is not far off. There is a sense of urgency, energy, a sense of time running out. It is a reminder to make haste, to enjoy the remaining warm days. Sleepy eyes are already upon us.

Claire Desjardins is an abstract painter based in Gore, QC. Desjardins was born in Montréal where she lived and worked as a graphic designer until 2011. From then on she decided to pursue her art full time. She currently works out of her studio in the Laurentians. 

Her upcoming exhibition will be bringing her creative energy into the gallery with her newest abstract works: "Most of my paintings are abstract and each piece is truly personal. I use the canvas as my sounding board, upon which I belt out the thoughts that echo in the hallways of my mind. I hope to affect the viewer in such a way that they leave feeling as though they have a sense of me, as a person, even if they aren’t art connoisseurs, per se." (Claire Desjardins, Artfinder blog) 

Check out Claire's interview on Breakfast Television about her current practice:

Claire Desjardins, Whisper In My Ear, Acrylic on canvas, 60" x 42", 2017

Claire Desjardins, Whisper In My Ear, Acrylic on canvas, 60" x 42", 2017