Brown’s Hill is an exhibition that brings together five artists -Sara Peck Colby, Renée Duval, Holly King, Peter Krausz and Song Nan Zhang- and their unique perspectives on a singular landscape.Brown’s Hill will be launched at The McClure Gallery, 350 Victoria Avenue with a vernissage Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. and continuing until June 17.
In collaboration with the Colby-Curtis Museum of Stanstead, with invited curator JoAnn Meade the exhibition is a virtual visit to the intersecting Chemin Amy, in the Eastern Township of Stanstead, an undulating gravel road named Brown’s Hill. “This is farming country — both cattle and produce. Arriving at the summit of a particular hill on this road on a fine summer’s day, one is suddenly swept up by a pleasurable rush of emotions. The first experiences are of wonder and awe, but they slowly give way to a pervasive sense of fecundity and tranquility, as seemingly endless rolling hills, valleys and verdant farmlands recede in all directions to a distant range of mountains and sky.”
Brown’s Hill is all about how each of the five diverse and accomplished artists interpreted the site. The artists are not necessarily or primarily landscape painters, but are steeped in the inspiration landscape has to offer. Their visual interpretations form the basis of this exhibition.
Sara Peck Colby
Sara Peck Colby lives and works in Montreal. She has exhibited her paintings in Montreal since the early 70s, including solo exhibitions at Gemst Gallery, Galerie Soleil, as well as Centaur Theatre Gallery.
Renee Duval lives and works in Montreal. She has exhibited throughout Canada, the U.S. and France and has a number of works in
both public and corporate collections. She is currently the Gallery Exhibitions Director of the McClure Gallery at the Visual Arts Centre.
Photographer Holly King teaches at Concordia University and is represented by Art Mûr Gallery in Montreal. Her photographs have been exhibited in various solo and group exhibition across Canada and internationally and she has also executed various public art commissions.
Peter Krausz was born in Romania and is a professor at the University of Montreal. His paintings have been exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions across Canada and internationally. His works are part of many public and corporate collections.
Song Zan Zhang
McCllure Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 to 6 p.m; Saturday 12 to 5 p.m.
The Brown’s Hill exhibition at the Colby-Curtis Museum will run from July 7 to July 30.
535 Dufferin, Stanstead, Quebec,