Borders: An Exhibition of New Work by Michel Saint Hilaire
Friday, May 23 to Sunday, June 15
Opening reception: May 23, 2014 6-9pm
The Gallery Shop presents Borders: An Exhibition of New Work by Michel Saint Hilaire. Linear patterns are Michel Saints Hilaire’s looking glass. In his new work, Borders, he records and predicts urban sprawl and industrial takeover superimposed against pristine Canadian landscapes. He foretells of a world trapped behind a grid of pipelines delivering resources directly to our bad habits. “Music, rhythms and the pulse of life around me inspire my work," begins Saint Hilaire, "sometimes the lines channel the music I am listening to, sometimes they are sound and travel patterns from traffic around my studio, sometimes the lines box me in, sometimes they keep me out… sometimes they connect me directly to the viewer. They are very exciting to execute, I don’t plan them, they wait, and build, and I let them happen, they explode forward in instinctual and aggressive brush strokes.”
Michel Saint Hilaire is a fine artist and explores diverse mediums, creating mainly with acrylic paint. For several years he has been highly prolific within the realm of the visual arts scene in Winnipeg. He decided to take a hands on approach since then, and develop a creative and diverse entrepreneurial artist’s career. He has excelled as a muralist, and has instructed several types of artist workshops in his community and throughout the province of Manitoba. He currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Michel Saint Hilarie, Industrial Perfection, 2014. acrylic and pencil on canvas, 40 x 48 in.