Marie-Claire Blais honoured at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris


The work of emerging contemporary artist Marie-Claire Blais is on display at the Canadian Cultural Centre at 5 rue de Constantine in Paris. The institution will move to Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré later this year. The exhibition runs until 19 January 2018.

Resonating with the ethos of the Canadian Cultural Centre itself and its architecture, the solo-exhibition titled “Entrouvrir, Entrevoir, Enclore”, features a selection of works exploring themes of modernity, space and passage.

Trained as an architect and with a passion for landscape, time and space, artist Marie-Claire Blais examines the visible as an expression of our relationship to the world.

Entrouvrir, entrevoir, enclore is based on two series of paintings, Tracé d’un clair obscur (plaster on panel, 2015), monochrome variations, and Être la porte qui s’ouvre (acrylic on canvas, 2016–17), which gives viewers access to ambiguous and contradictory spaces.


Image: Marie-Claire Blais, La porte qui s’ouvre 9, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 216 x 152 cm.