About the artist:
Life: Born and raised in Quebec. Currently living and working in Ste. Agathe Studied: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Quebec at Montreal, 1993> Social Sciences Diploma, University of Quebec, 1985 Exhibitions: Solo 2004 Galerie l’Harmathan 2001 Galerie St-Laurent + Hill 2000 Galerie St-Laurent + Hill 1999 Galerie L’Hartmattan 1999 Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, Ontario 1997 Galerie du Musee des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Quebec 1996 “Art Recontre,” Carrefour du Nord, Saint Jerome 1996 Galerie du Musee des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Quebec 1995 Mont-Rolland, Montreal Quebec Group 2003 Roberts Gallery, Tornoto 2002 Galarie Gora 1997 Galerie du Musee des Beaux-Arts 1996 “Art Recontre,” Carrefour du Nord, Saint Jerome, Quebec 1995 Galerie du Musee des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Quenec Collections: Air Canada Edison & Association Murray Axmith Nortel Canada Bell Published: 2001 “Catoblepas” by Gaetan Soucy (book cover) 2000 Lapsus Etudes Litteraires (book cover) 1999 Annual Report, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation About the Work: Like intelligence, Rachel Gareau’s paintings are wearing seven league boots. They transport us to the moment where everything began, to that inconceivable moment where substance set this difficult, chaotic, universe in motion. We experience the metaphysical destiny of her reds, her soft, shuddering ochres. Subconsciously, Gareau’s colors, their density and their brightness, bring us back to our first love of the substance for the sake of substance, to which we owe life itself.