Quebecor proudly presents, until November 22, Voix d’ici, an exhibition of works by internationally known contemporary Québec painter Louis Boudreault. This major collection of portraits is the first in a series of three exhibitions mounted by curator Esteban Dravet, which will be shown at Quebecor’s head office over the course of 2014-2015. The 22 portraits in Voix d’ici pay tribute to personalities who helped shape Québec in the 20th century: writers, musicians, singers, painters, businesspeople and of course our hockey stars. The giant paintings hanging in the lobby of Quebecor’s head office on Saint-Jacques Street cover a wide swath of Québec history, depicting famous figures such as Émile Nelligan, Félix Leclerc, Michel Tremblay, Gabrielle Roy, André Mathieu, Céline Dion, Joseph Armand Bombardier and Pierre Péladeau, Quebecor’s founder.
Louis Boudreault’s evocative portraits show these personalities as children or teens. From his art, there emanates a poetry, a fragility and sometimes a gravity that foreshadows the life paths of these towering figures.
Obviously, we are very proud to host such an important exhibition at Quebecor’s head office. The shows we hang in the Quebecor gallery reflect our commitment to bringing the work of our talented Québec artists to the public. Making various art forms accessible to a wider audience is part of what we do as a company every day.
I am grateful to Quebecor for transforming its lobby into an exhibition space, said Louis Boudreault.
It is a privilege for me to show my work in Montréal – and at a company that has left its mark on Québec history. Thank you for giving artists another showcase.