Born in Montreal in 1948, Gérard Dansereau worked as a photographer and graphic artist. He taught graphic art for several years at junior college level. In a mirror like fashion, Dansereau’s art reveals a certain ambivalence between the pictorial and the graphic. The eye of the beholder moves from one register to another before returning to the starting point. His generous use of letters, numbers and collages, amalgamates and synthesizes painting and graphics.

The artist plays intentionally on these registers so that we do not know if we are in a comic book or caricature world or in a universe of rich, bright, colourful painting. A true storyteller, Dansereau knows how to play with ambivalence in a harmonious way that leaves no one indifferent. Actually, the artist’s use of imagination helps explain why children appreciate his work so much. Youngsters spontaneously enter into Dansereau’s dreamlike universe and make up their own story. In fact, Dansereau, who takes pains to avoid theorizing on painting, thus unwittingly returns to the traditional narrative of art. Concerning his latest creations, he has designed “Julie’s rocket”, a customised patch for the Canadian astronaut Julie Payette, in spring 1999.

 

Bibliography/Videography

1997 - Radio, Radio-Canada Journal, Le Soleil, Québec

1993 & 1997 - Journal, La Presse, Montréal

1993  - Journal de Montréal

1992 &1994 - Magazine, Le Guide Parcours

 

Exhibitions

1998         

Galerie Linda Verge, Québec
Galerie Iris, Baie-St-Paul, Québec
Galerie d'Art Michel Bigué, St-Sauveur
Artexpo, New York

1997                         

Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa
Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto
Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal
Artexpo, New York

1996 

Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal
Galerie Linda Verge, Québec
Galerie d'Art Michel Bigué, St-Sauveur

1995                

Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Mexico City
Perspective de l'art actuel au Québec, New York, Nouvelle- Orléans, Nashville, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver Galerie Linda Verge, Québec

1994                         

Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal
Galerie du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal