Current exhibits

Armand Tatossian

The Gallery on the Lake proudly presents the premiere exhibit of masterpieces by Quebec artist Armand Tatossian. In 1973, he was accepted as the youngest member into the Royal Canadian Academy. Following this achievement, as his success grew Tatosssian inherited the title: "géant de Montréal" or "Montreal giant". Tatossian's artwork is both abstract and figurative. He has never had to experience a rift between these two worlds, which both consider him one of their own.

The first thing you come across in Tatossian's work is colour. He is an artist whose palette does not include the colour black. The result of his work can be described as a permanent brilliance, a clarity and almost fierce joyousness in the light and color of the scene that he captures. From approach to approach, from trip to trip, from event to event, this is the progress of a body of work in which ideas, colours, abstraction, realistic shapes and personal line interplay in constantly evolving context.

Tatossian's most recent work is about one of the great cities of history: New York. In this work, he reveals a city that has changed forever following the events of September 2001. His passion for the place before him comes through in his paintings: from Times Square to the Empire State Building. Most of all, he notices the taxis, the way they move, and the interactions between people occupying Central Park. When he paints the Twin Towers, he uses the shapes of the towers like a shadow. "You'll always be in my mind,"is the title of the work

Following a sudden illness , Armand Tatossian has not been painting since July 2007 and it is unlikely that he will ever paint again.

The works at the Gallery on the Lake provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire works by one of Canada's foremost artists.

The exhibit opens Saturday July 31st with the opening reception from 1:00- 4:00 p.m. The exhibit continues to August 28th.

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