Françoise Sullivan. Radiant Trajectories

Authors: Louise Déry, Françoise Sullivan

Artist: Françoise Sullivan

2017, 240 p., hardcover
Colour illustrations, 21 x 27.5 cm
French / English
Table of contents
Graphic design: Makara
© Françoise Sullivan, Louise Déry, Galerie de l’UQAM
ISBN 978-2-920325-65-4
$40 – regular edition
$75 – limited edition, signed by the artist

Since the 1940s, Françoise Sullivan has created a vibrant and voluminous oeuvre of remarkable versatility and constantly renewed inventiveness while remaining faithful to the principles of freedom and engagement she embraced during her early career in the Automatiste movement. Inspired by the great European and Native North American mythological traditions, passionate about art and poetry, and influenced by the time she spent in New York, Italy, Ireland and Greece, Sullivan has, in her boundless curiosity, never stopped experimenting with form and colour, gesture and movement, figuration and abstraction, not only in sculpture, performance, dance and photography, but also most decisively in painting. Sullivan’s trajectories, so radiant and, to use Borduas’s word, so liberating, enlighten our recent history as well as being an integral part of the present moment.

This publication follows the exhibition Françoise Sullivan. Radiant Trajectories presented at Galerie de l’UQAM from January 11 to February 18, 2017. It includes the exhibited works and documents, as well as an essay in which curator Louise Déry revisits the artists’ multiple trajectories. Finally, this reference book brings together for the first time several of Françoise Sullivan’s writings, some of which are unpublished. She who still goes to work in her studio every day and continues to think (and think of herself) in and through art, invites us to engage in the vital relationship between the work of art, memory and the world around us.

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