It’s difficult to categorize the works of Isabelle Leduc: “Neither completely paintings, nor sculptures . . . . perhaps masks, architectural fragments, shields, organic elements, pebbles and rocks, enigmatic botanical species, pictograms?” critic René Viau once wrote. (Above: Glossaire, 2008, paper, wood and acrylic, 40,5 x 30 x 8 cm each)
-Fleurs (flowers) bordeaux, mauve, jaune, verte, each 108 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm
The daughter of famous Quebec abstract painter Fernand Leduc works in handmade paper, wood and acrylic paint. Her recent show at la Galerie d’art d’Outremont, Montreal, was a retrospective of her work since 1984.
Série dansante (dance series), papier marouflé sur bois, acrylique, pigment
Triangles tronqués (truncated triangles), papier acrylique, 62 x 38 x 12 cm
Voyage (façades 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12), papier marouflé sur bois, acrylique, 2010. 122x35x7.5 cm
Scutum, 1988, paper and painted wood, 174 x 110 cm
Pougnart, 1987, paper and painted wood, 185 x 133 cm
Sous le vent, papier, acrylique 2010
From a group exhibition in France, 1999, paper and sand
Photo: André Pichette, La Presse
Are they paintings or sculptures? Masks, totems or religious symbols? Signs borrowed from Egyptian writing a secret code or scout? Geometric figures and architectural motifs? Isabelle Leduc remains calm before the avalanche of questions. La Presse (Translated)
Leduc’s father, abstract painter Fernand Leduc, played a major role in the formation of the group of dissident artists known as the Automatistes, which included such well-known artists as Jean‑Paul Riopelle.
Loved rreading this thanks
Her work looks amazing
I love this post. The work is fantastic. It is great to see such success. I book marked Isabelle Leduc for future exploration. I especially like the sculptures in the gallery settings.
Then I’m very glad you found this artist. She’s not very well known outside Quebec, which is why I thought she was worth a post. Appreciated.
Thank you for a Saturday morning gallery walk!
What a lovely way to put it. Thank you. Isn’t she great?
Great post, thanks for introducing me to her. Her work looks very interesting.
You’re very welcome. Thanks for stopping by.