Empreintes et dérivés

September 26 to October 19, 2019

Opening Friday, September 27, 5 pm to 8 pm

Artist’s presentation, Saturday, October 19, 4 pm to 5 pm

Free entrance Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5pm and on appointment


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Quebec City, September 12, 2019 – Galerie.a is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent work by Ève Cadieux. After TOUTES CES CHOSES, a retrospective of her wide-ranging oeuvre presented in Montreal in 2017 and Trois-Rivières in fall 2019, the artist is embarking on a new production phase with the exhibition Empreintes et derives.

Ève Cadieux’s new exhibition collects images of flea markets, reflecting her abiding fascination with objects gleaned over time, inevitable obsolescence, and art-historical references. Over years, the artist travelled to multiple European countries to produce still lifes of the objects informally gathered for sale; after capturing these tableaux, her reworked images reconsider and renew the idea of these ephemeral yet timeless commercial spaces where objects and collections become the silent bearers of intimate and collective stories.

The works on show represent the artists’ use of photography to process and construe, interrogating both the photographic act itself and the artist’s place in the finished image. By focusing on her chosen images, Cadieux herself becomes a collector of the residual meanings that accrete in the inert objects that call out to her from random-seeming heaps or painstakingly arranged displays they have been consigned to by collectors and sellers.

Marking the artist’s return to studio work, Empreintes et dérivés represents both a rereading and a new chapter of Ève Cadieux’s ongoing artistic project. With a series of self-imposed constraints, she exploits the power of small- and medium-format square images, while freely entering the photographic space by altering the photographs with image transfers, drawings, encaustic, and invented portmanteau words.


About Ève Cadieux

Montreal native Ève Cadieux has lived and worked in Quebec City for many years. She graduated from Université de Montréal with a Bachelor of Art History and Fine Arts, and a Master of Art History. In 2016, she was finalist for the Videre artists’ award for her VU gallery exhibition (PETITS) VESTIGES ANNONCÉS.

Ève Cadieux’s work has been shown widely around Quebec, Canada, and abroad. Her photo series LES ANTRES (a collection documenting collectors) was part of the traveling exhibition Obra-Colección. El artista como coleccionista, (Collection Works: The Artist as Collector), curated by Joan Fontcuberta. Ève Cadieux’s work is held in many prestigious collections in Canada and abroad.

From October 29, TOUTES CES CHOSES will be shown at Galerie R3 at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in fall 2019. The retrospective of Cadieux’s works curated by Daniel Fiset and Milly-Alexandra Dery was developed and presented at the Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal in 2017.

Galerie.a announces new programming to kicks off second season  

Since July 5, 2019, Galerie.a has been a proud junior member of the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC). The Galerie.a team and artists would like to thank its fellow AGAC members, as we proudly enter our second year as a member of a professional association working together to support and promote the best in Quebec and Canadian art.

For fall 2019, Galerie.a is pleased to officially announce our second season of programming. Audiences will be treated to two new exhibitions: Empreintes et dérivés, by Ève Cadieux, from September 26 to October 19, and Sous le soleil, by Julie Picard, from November 7 to 30.

In keeping with our mission to promote the very best in Quebec contemporary art, Galerie.a will take part in Quebec City’s twenty-first Nuit des galeries event on September 21, starting at 5 p.m. Also upcoming, from October 3 to 6, 2019, Galerie.a will represent two artists at the Foire d’art contemporain (FAC) de Saint-Lambert.


Ève Cadieux — Empreintes et dérivés

September 27 to October 19, 2019
Opening Friday, September 27, 5 pm to 8 pm.
Artist’s presentation, Saturday, October 19, 4 pm to 5 pm.

17 Barricade St. suite 306
Open Thursdays to Saturdays, from noon to 5 pm.

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Anne D’Amours Mc Donald
Founder, Galerie.a
418 925-9804