Transplanted artists will have their works shown in Cornwall this weekend

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CORNWALL, Ontario - A pair of artists who never knew about the fine art the other produces have joined forces for a show in Cornwall.

Marc Gagné and SooZ (Susan Jillette) never met before they were introduced to each other through TAG Cornwall.  

Gagné is a long-time resident of Ottawa with roots in Kingston, Trenton,  and later Toronto, who also attended the Ontario College of Art (now OCADU).

Jillette, a resident of Rigaud, Que., is an active member in numerous art associations and societies including the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) and the Autour de Nous (ADN) group of local professional artists.

Gagne's pieces are created by combining found objects such as sheet metal, weathered wood, old books and other items with more traditional materials like oil painting.

He said he has always been drawn to the urban landscape with its aged and decaying surfaces. 

Jillette works with acrylics and let the textures and colours evolve on the canvas during the painting process.  Her new series called “Improbable Creatures” fits into the Steampunk category.  Most of her work can be described as witty and whimsical, sometimes flashy at other times more subdued.

The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception on Saturday at 1 p.m. at TAG Cornwall, 168 Pitt Street.

Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information call (613) 938-7387 or visit www.tagcornwall.ca 

Organizations: Ontario College of Art, Now OCADU, International Guild

Geographic location: Cornwall, Ontario, Ottawa Kingston Trenton Toronto Rigaud 168 Pitt Street

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