The Reginald J. P. Dawson Library is proud to provide an exhibition space to Mount Royal artists. Specifically, the space comprises an entire brick wall visible from throughout the main hall, which provides a wide range of viewing angles, and a display case located in the foyer. The exhibition space is in keeping with the library’s cultural mission and the temporary exhibits shown in it give local artists a way to become better known by the general public.
Artists who would like to exhibit their work at the library are encouraged to submit an application. It should be noted that the waiting period for an exhibit space is usually 24 months.
Fifteen new paintings by the Iranian-Canadian painter Atefeh Farzindar form a series titled Les mille et une nuits (The Thousand and One Nights). It consists of sculptural variations on live models, mostly female, united by the brilliance of the colours and dynamics used. The exhibition is the perfect opportunity to discover the artistic individuality of Atefeh Farzindar, who remains simultaneously intuitive, contemplative and singular.
“Women’s role and mission in modern society intrigues and excites me. My experience as a mother, wife, businesswoman and teacher gives the various tones to my art. My paintings reflect stories. There is always room for imagination, which visitors can complete with their own personal stories and unique experiences. Actually, that is why we called the series Les mille et une nuits: the thousand-and-one stories that I lived through in my native country, my Persian roots now planted in Canada, travelling to various countries and meeting many people with fascinating stories. My art is inspired by travel, human relationships and culture.”
Atefeh Farzindar studied fine arts, painting and sculpture at the École des Beaux arts de Versailles and Ateliers Beaux-Arts de Paris. She completed her doctoral studies in computational linguistics at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne and at the Université de Montréal, where she has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science for 15 years. She contributes to the magazine Magazin’Art, in whose Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists she has been registered since 2011. She has also been a member of TRAM since 2010. Atefeh Farzindar has taken part in several group and solo exhibitions. In Montreal, her works are shown at Galerie 203 in Old Montreal.
The artist’s website: http://greengallerysite.com
“Across the river from Murray Bay and the Charlevoix region, the Kamouraska county offers a world of photographic wonders.
The warmth of the magnificent sunsets and the freshness of the sea air captivated my heart while visiting this beautiful landscape.
We have all enjoyed those invigorating days,
When we feel we’re on cloud number 9,
When the whole world is smiling at you,
When the sky is so blue, the air so fresh,
That you can see forever!
Those days must be cherished,
Those precious moments captured,
And brought to life in a single click!
I’ve had a secret love affair with my camera for years!
We are partners, recording happy events in life,
A baby born, children and grandchildren growing up,
Playing soccer, hockey, guitar, graduating from school!
Watching the oceans roll, or a mountain breathe,
A river flow, a flower bloom, a sun setting ,
All those precious moments in our lives!
What a wonderful world!”
Please e-mail Stéphanie Smith, our Head of Exhibitions, or call 514-734-2904.