530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Côté
Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art From Canada
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Premier Frisson   Premier Frisson
    Acrylic on Canvas
    28" x 42" x 1.5"
    Côté

  • Absence Prolongée   Absence Prolongée
    Acrylic on Canvas
    28" x 42" x 1.5"
    Côté

  • Euphorie   Euphorie
    Acrylic on Canvas
    48" x 40" x 1.5"
    Côté


Côté

CÔTÉ

Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art From Canada
October 10 - October 30, 2014
Reception: Thursday October 16, 2014 6-8 PM

Working in acrylic and collage, Canadian painter Côté creates works filled with exhilarating color. In fact, every element found in Côté’s images is filled with an energy that is hard to overstate. In his soaring lines, his packed compositions, his depiction of dramatic moments, and not least his powerful deployment of symbolism and multiple meanings, the artist uses every tool he can to produce a narrative of motion and mystery. Côté paints people, animals, and even familiar objects compressing and expanding and floating in space. Magic and the logic of dreams infuse the images. In a virtuoso display of color technique, Côté constructs his work like perfectly balanced quilts of texture. His palette is loosely realistic, but with enriched brightness and heightened contrasts. A shadow on a shirt can become a tangible field of peaks and valleys. Light and dark are distributed throughout each canvas like shards of illumination, each adding new direction.

Born Paul-André Côté in Pont-Rouge, Québec, Côté currently lives in Montréal. In addition to painting, he has worked in dry pastel and furniture design.




Artists in this exhibition

Combination SpinPremier FrissonClimbing!ApssionRedForbidden FruitArchitecture Revelations Series#1 (After the Storm)Just DanceSouth Africa: Xhosa