PLUM CLOUTMAN, ANDRÉ ETHIER & ALEX GUAY | THE IDEAL PLACE IS AN OPEN FIELD
From February 25 to April 10, 2021.
“… In reality, I don't think I’ve ever properly flown a kite, but that familiar sensation of wonder resurfaces on occasions when I have the chance to encounter poignant and uninhibited works of art.” - Leslie L. Hunt (25 Kites That Fly).
In “The ideal place is an open field,” the spirited paintings of Plum Cloutman (North Norfolk, United Kingdom), and André Ethier (Toronto, Canada), along with the candid ceramic sculptures of Alexandre Guay (Montréal, Canada), hold that rare quality of exaltation and fulfillment we experience when the kite, like a vigorous puppy, tugs at our tightly-gripped hands and soars into a bright blue sky.
The title « The ideal place is an open field,” was borrowed from Chapter V: “Hints on Flying”, expressing an idea that grounds Cloutman, Ethier, and Guay's imaginative landscapes and characters: “It is much easier to give instructions on where to fly than it is to find a suitable place.”