ARTIST TALK: Françoise Sullivan (Virtual)
Presented by Galerie Simon Blais
As part of Art Toronto, Galerie Simon Blais wishes to pay tribute to Françoise Sullivan and to highlight her 8 decades of creation by presenting an exhibition of paintings covering the last 40 years.
Françoise Sullivan first studied painting in the 1940s before joining the Automatistes group formed around Paul-Émile Borduas. But it was dance that would become her subject of creation during the first 30 years of her professional life. She then practiced sculpture throughout the 1960s, followed by photography, video and performance in the 1970s.
She resumed the practice of painting in the 1980s, without respite, and is more active than ever, even today in 2020. Her career is an incredible phenomenon where one can admire her most recent works and qualify them, without hesitation, as always relevant, and certainly some of the richest of her entire career.
Our exhibition brings together paintings created between 1980 and 2020, which are also among the most beautiful achievements in painting in Canada in recent years.
We are pleased to present this interview between Françoise Sullivan and Louise Déry, director of Galerie de l'UQAM (Montréal) and a close friend of Sullivan. It is a unique
opportunity to listen to this major artist discuss her career and creative process.