Les herbes de passage – Amélie Proulx


Amélie Proulx seeks to translate into her work the invisible manifestations of the natural world. Combining new technologies with manual work, her porcelain sculptures evoke the cycles of transformation of matter as well as a perpetual shift of meaning in the language and perception of these phenomena.

Through whimsical animal sketches, the exhibition Les herbes de passage poetically deals with biomimicry and zoochory. Bats, owls and small rodents commingle with familiar plants and objects to form large murals highlighting the amazing power of living beings on our natural environments. Birds and architectural ornaments create an elegant tapestry in a bas-relief whose apparent orderly composition hints at an ambiguous narrative. A nest, made from unusual materials, highlights the remarkable adaptability of beings that coexist discreetly in our environment. Testifying more than ever of the artist’s great technical virtuosity, this corpus denotes a sensualist relationship to the material in addition to marking Proulx’s deep sensitivity to the living.

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Amélie Proulx holds a MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and a BFA from Concordia University. She has exhibited her work in numerous solo and collective shows at Circa art actuel, Centre Materia, Anna Leonowens Gallery, the Burlington Art Gallery, the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Gallery in Canada as well as the Northern Clay Center and the Red Deer Gallery + Museum in the United States.

She won the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award (2013) and was the recipient of the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics (2016), the Starfish Properties Student Art Award of NSCAD (2010), the Prix Albert-Dumouchel (2006) and the Betty Goodwin Prize in Studio Arts of Concordia University (2006). Her works are part of the collections of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, the Art Gallery of Burlington, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Concordia University, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, the City of Québec and Lévis as well as several private collections in Canada and the United States. She lives and works in Lévis (QC).

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In the press :
Le Soleil : Josianne Desloges – Un air d’été avec BGL et Amélie Proulx
L’Aérospatial – CKRL : Gentiane La France et Myriam Dufour – Myriam Dufour partage son analyse de l’exposition des œuvres de BGL et Amélie Proulx