A long overdue 20 year retrospective on the work of one of the first Canadian artists to “return to painting” in the early 1980s. Bouchard’s work is as at once a very personal artistic statement and an encapsulation of the movement of an entire generation of artists who reintroduced figurative painting into an art world then dominated by installation. Her mastery of a particularly cryptic form of what was once referred to as post-modern painting has evolved into an investigation of the practice of painting itself. Bouchard’s work, marked by the representations of architecture and nature, successfully negotiates a space between other media deemed more contemporary and painting’s own weighty heritage.
- Pierre Landry, Christine Dubois
- Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
- 120 pages, 69 ill. (50 col.) 26.5 x 23 cm softcover