Virginie Mercure presents Moments silencieux

Nathalie Thibault presents Les distracteurs de couleur 

November 23 to December 23, 2020
Gallery visits on November 28 and 29, by appointment


Quebec City, November 23, 2020 – 2020 has been a productive year for artists Virginie Mercure and Nathalie Thibault, and galerie.a is pleased to showcase outstanding new work from the two Quebec City artists. To bring these exhibitions to the widest possible audience, we are holding our first-ever simultaneous online exhibitions of new paintings. Until December 23rd, visitors are invited to take a virtual tour of the 3D digitized gallery space on our website,

Moments silencieux

Virginie Mercure presents Moments silencieux, the fruit of a long creation process following a residency in India, where she was inspired by the architecture of ancient monuments. This exhibition captures the “silent moments” of a generic character who belongs to no social class or nation and has neither age nor gender — an everyperson who any spectator can easily identify with. The adventures of the series’ geometric protagonist recall the artist’s own experiences and inspiring encounters with architecture, the visual arts and painting. With this exhibition, Viriginie Mercure pays homage to those wordless moments when body and mind come together and we truly live and feel, as individuality dissolves in our relationships with our objects of contemplation.


About Virginie Mercure

Virginie Mercure lives and works in Quebec City, where she earned an MFA in visual arts from Université Laval in 2013. Last year, with the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), she completed the What About Art? residency in Mumbai, India, where her work was presented to the public. In 2012, she won the Videre Visual Arts Creation Award, presented by the Quebec City biennial, Manif d’art. Her solo exhibitions in Quebec include Dérèglement, at Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, and Galerie AVE (2017–2018), and the Foire d’art contemporain de Saint-Lambert (2017-2019). She also showed at the Toronto International Art Fair (2014). Virginie Mercure’s work is held by many major institutions and private collections, including the Loto-Québec and City of Lévis collections.


Virginie Mercure – Moments silencieux
Online exhibition
November 23 to December 23, 2020
Gallery visits: November 29, by appointment



Les distracteurs de couleurs 

Nathalie Thibault presents Les distracteurs de couleur, a continuation of her long-standing exploration of regular shapes. Inspired by the act of painting itself, she works spontaneously without a predetermined plan, proceeding in multiple phases, each a response to the one that came before, applying shapes to the canvas in movements reminiscent of drawing. Her painting practice embraces the intimate and the ephemeral, while marshalling inner resources – intention, intuition and attention – in an interplay that shapes the production of the finished work. Hers is an action-oriented creative process, combining free exploration and the constant search for new ways of painting to produce dynamic and unique compositions.


About Nathalie Thibault

Nathalie Thibault was born in La Pocatière in 1975, and now lives and works in Quebec City. Since receiving her MFA in visual arts from Université Laval in 2005, she has shown her solo work in Quebec and Ontario, notably at Galerie Simon Blais (Montreal, 2011), LE Gallery (Toronto, 2010/2013) and Elgar Community Centre (2018). She was a semi-finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, a finalist for the Videre award for emerging artists (2006), and a semi-finalist in the 100 Painters of Tomorrow international competition. She has exhibited at Montreal’s Musée d’art contemporain and at Toronto’s Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (2009), and in September 2017 she was included in Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Her works are held in private and institutional collections including the Desjardins Collection and the circulating collection (COPA) of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.


Nathalie Thibault – Les distracteurs de couleurs
Online exhibition
November 23 to December 23, 2020
Gallery visits: November 28, by appointment


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