Je, Jean-Marc, j’étais, at Galerie d’Outremont
As part of the borough’s cultural and event programming, the Galerie d’Outremont presents, from September 7 to October 30, 2022, the solo exhibition of Anne Billy Je, Jean-Marc, j’étais.
Challenged by the vagaries of the human soul, Anne Billy presents in this series of works a story of collaboration and tenderness in which youth and old age rub shoulders and support each other. In this corpus, the artist presents intimate scenes that suggest different forms of communication between a grandson and his grandfather. The embroidered silhouettes of the protagonists bring you to the symbolic world of the artist around this inter-generational relationship. Added to this finely crafted dialogue are quilts produced from the artist grandfather’s diaries.
Solo exhibition at the Villebon cultural center in the City of Beloeil.
«Historical objects speak to me, touch me, stimulate my creativity, and provide opportunities for me to evoke their human connection. Charged with a history that I embrace, they invite me to dress them, deconstruct them, to return and re-focus them to offer them a new identity. I embrace their hand made quality which enters into a dialogue with the thrust of my work.”»