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The Scale of Things: Jerome Bouchard and Mathieu Gaudet

Exhibition Announcement

September 14 – November 6, 2018

Traverses (detail), Acrylics on linen, Jerome Bouchard, 2018
Traverses (detail), Acrylics on linen
Jerome Bouchard, 2018

Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

July 16, 2018

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present a contemporary art exhibition featuring paintings by Jerome Bouchard and sculptural works by Mathieu Gaudet.

The works of this exhibition address the question of the scale of things. In particular, the idea of “near and far” is brought out by juxtaposing Japanese and North American cultures and through the materials and techniques used in the artwork on display.

The notion of “near and far” is also considered by distorting distances using iconographies of both cultures such as waves, mountains, rocks and so on. In particular, while moving around the exhibition, the viewer’s interpretation regarding the scale of the elements presented in the artwork will be challenged.

Jerome Bouchard lives and works in Canada and in Belgium. He uses geographic data, contour generators, fixed blade knives, digital cutting plotters and micro stencils to create paintings. This exhibition is a result of his residency programs at Tokyo Art and Space in 2017 and at Residence Artist Vivégnis International in Belgium in 2018. His artwork has been exhibited in UQAM gallery, Galeries Bellemare Lambert as well as the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and other galleries.

PA(Ï)SAGE GRIS #4270 (detail), Acrylique sur bois, Mathieu Gaudet, 2018
PA(Ï)SAGE GRIS #4270 (detail),
Acrylique sur bois

Mathieu Gaudet, 2018

Mathieu Gaudet is a painter and sculptor, who lives and works in Montreal. His works unfold their full lines in the manner of plainsong, which could be repeated indefinitely from the beginning to the end and back again. It engages a visual process related to minimalism associated with the repetition of variable form. His work has been exhibited in museums, art centers in France and Canada. The artist is represented by Galeries Bellemare Lambert.


Date: September 14 – November 6, 2018

  • Weekdays 10:00-17:30
  • Closed on weekends and October 8

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Tel: 03-5412-6304

Media contact: Tel: 03-5412-6444

In co-operation with: Canada Council for the Arts, Galeries Bellemare Lambert, SODEC

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