ENDLESS EFFECTS OF ONE LOST CAUSE
All the images of this series were created from a newspaper found at my doorstep one day. Left without purpose after a storm had washed away the stories it was meant to tell, the object appeared to me more beautifully sculpted than what any human hand could ever have achieved. Excited with this gift from nature, I wanted to preserve it and share its beauty.
Twenty years later
Even though the images that are presented in this series appear at first sight to be an array of disparate work, they take on a different life when viewed in conjunction with the newspaper. In the end it is the power of transformation that I hope will transpire from this series.
If a newspaper in decay can be transformed in so many ways, what else can occur if we only give it a chance?
For the last twenty years "The Newspaper Series" has been the main focus of my work. When people ask me what I'm going to do next, my answer is that there will never be an end to this series, as the more I work on it, the more work I discover to be done. However, there has been other interest developing along the way, such as a desire to share the pleasures of being creative. Consequently The Venue was born.
Initially located in Spring, the space I designed was closed down shortly after its completion. Only pictures remain as witness of its physical existence. But the dream as never faded away, as I have been working since on a series of workshops that will teach the core of creativity in both history and practice.
Video (coming soon)
1990 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Québec University, Montréal
1986 Papermaking workshop, Montréal
1985 Initiation to photography, Atelier Imagine, Québec
Hayter’s technique of etching, Val-David
1986 Certificate of Fine Arts, Laval University, Québec
1984 Studies of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montréal
2012 Endless Effect of One Lost Cause, Klein
2010 Home staging, Houston
2004 Release of Newspaper Series, Houston
1998 A Touch of Ink, The Korea Times Gallery, Houston (invitation)
1988 Ink works, Beaconsfield Library, Montréal
2015 Market Street Art Show
2014 Market Street Art Show
2014 FOTOFEST, Jomar Visions (juried)
2010 Nv4living, Houston
2010 Visual Art Alliance, Houston (juried)
2005 Market Street Fall Fine Art Show
2005 Mossrock Fine Art Gallery, Houston,
2002 A Butterfly’s View, Art View, Houston
1900 Beneath the Surface, Ariel Gallery, New York
1989 Grand-Prix de Peinture Canadien, Montréal
1989 Estampes 89 : Mutations, Traveling Exhibition, Québec (juried)
1988 Le Libre échange entre nous, Espace Gallery, Montréal
1987 Laval University Gallery, in collaboration with Québec City Museum, Québec
1987 Grand Prix de Peinture Canadien, Montréal
1985 Photography, Atelier Imagine, Québec
1990 Three person show, “Soho International Art Competition”, Ariel Gallery, New York.
1989 Mention of excellence, “Grand prix de peinture Canadien”, Montréal
1987 Mention of excellence, “Grand prix de peinture Canadien”, Montréal
Publication & Press & Interview
2011 Waymorefm.com, with Al Hayter, August 4
1998 The Korea Times, Houston, November 7
1991 Art Speak, New York, October
1991 1980-1990 L’estampe originale au Québec, Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec, Montréal, l991, p. 194
1988 The Chronicle, West Island Montréal, March 2