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Opening February 27, 2 p.m.: «Faux-semblants» exhibition at Centre d'exposition Lethbridge

26 février 2016

February 25 – May 1, 2016, the Borough of Saint-Laurent and Centre d'exposition Lethbridge in the Bibliothèque du Boisé will be welcoming the Faux-semblants collective exhibition prepared by Curator Catherine Barnabé. This exhibition presents the works of five budding artists: Maude Bernier-Chabot, Patrick Bérubé, Simon Bilodeau, Karine Payette and duo Pierre & Marie.

The term faux-semblant implies a departure from what is real, an art of pretence that the five artists—brought together for this exhibition—have brilliantly mastered by using very eclectic materials: toy, candle, sequin, wood, silicon, resin. The artists impose no limits on themselves to create unexpected worlds capable of casting doubt among the spectators.

In this way, installation, sculpture, photography, projection, drawing and painting propose a path marked by the very temporality of the works, veiling and unveiling fragments to be reconstituted like so many clues to trace back the thread of events. The spectator becomes an active interlocutor when faced with each piece: What happened? Where are we? What we believe we perceive is in fact only the result of a clever illusion that opens the valves of the imagination to relate something different every time.

The exhibition catalogue, signed by the curator, will be presented on opening day, Saturday, February 27, and copies may be purchased at that time.

About the curator

Catherine Barnabé is a curator, independent author and co-founder of Galerie Espace Projet. She has a Master's degree in arts studies from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2011). In addition to presenting a number of exhibitions at Espace Projet every year, she has presented her work as a curator at various exhibition sites in Greater Montréal and Toronto. Her texts have been published in many specialized journals and exhibition venues. In 2012, she was the author and curator in residence at Est Nord-Est in St-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, and in 2015, she was the resident curator at Linea de Costa in Cadiz, Spain.


  • Exhibition opening: Free admission for everyone – Saturday, February 27, 2 p.m.
  • Projet Expériment'art! for 50-year-olds and over / free admission. Registration required: 514 855‑6130, ext. 4443 or Faux-semblants – Curator Catherine Barnabé – Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m. A series of activities to introduce the participants to the visual arts, based on a meeting with an artist, combining an exhibition tour and a practical workshop. No need to be an expert—just have a curious mind! 
  • School break week - Passeport de Saint-Laurent / free admission. Self-guided tour for 6-12-year-olds and association games!
  • Tours and activities / free admission. Mediator available at all times at the front desk of Centre d'exposition Lethbridge. Group tours and activities upon request.

Contact information 

Centre d'exposition Lethbridge - Bibliothèque du Boisé
2727 boulevard Thimens, Saint-Laurent
Open: Tuesday – Friday, noon at 6 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. at 5 p.m.
514-855-6130, ext. 4443 -
Public transit: Côte-Vertu métro, 70, 128, 121 and 171 bus routes