New exhibition in our spaces: Gilles Carle – Shared Heritage

It is with pleasure that Arsenal Contemporary Montreal will be hosting Shared Heritage, an exhibition bringing together Gilles Carle’s entire body of works, between March 31st and April 13th. Through this artistic celebration, Chloé Sainte-Marie, muse and lover of the filmmaker, wants to offer the visitors a unique opportunity to dive into Carle’s universe. Real witnesses of his life, the 400 artworks that will be reunited in the exhibition will allow for a new tribute to the artist. 

Even if Gilles Carle is primarily known for his work as a movie director and for his contribution to the quebec cinema world – counting more than 35 short and long films including Les Plouffes and La vrai nature de Bernadette –, the exhibition Shared Heritage will explore another part of the creator’s production. Ghatering the whole artist’s pictural production realized between 1972 and 2006, the show will highlight the powerful necessity of the artist to create.

Gilles Carle, Sans titre, feutre lavis 17'' x 14''. Partage et Héritage, Arsenal art contemporain Montréal, 2018. ©Chloé Sainte-Marie

Gilles Carle, Sans titre, feutre lavis 17” x 14”. Partage et Héritage, Arsenal art contemporain Montréal, 2018. ©Chloé Sainte-Marie

A multidisciplinary practice

Inspired by caricature, by comic book, by erotic and satiric drawings as well as by emblematic movements of art history, the drawings and the acrylic paintings of Gilles Carle complete themselves as a real visual diary. The images painted by Carle are sometimes humorous, sometimes naive, but always sensitive and marked by intuition. 

This exhibition aims to share, once again, the artistic and symbolic heritage left by this man in Quebec society. Echoing the multidisciplinary approach of the artist, our spaces will also become the theatre of some projections and testimony, in order to reflect the indelible mark left by this filmmaker. 

The official opening of the exhibition will take place on March 31st.
Join us between 1 pm and 5 pm to discover the works in presence of Chloé Sainte-Marie.