Manon Labrosse + Sarah Carlson: Chrysalis / Chrysalide


Installation view of Chrysalis at galerie Montcalm: Sarah Carlson, Chrysalis, retired rock climbing rope and industrial felt, 50 x 24 x 24 inches, 2019 and Manon Labrosse, Chronology of a Journey, acrylic on mylar, 96″ x 216″, 2021

Chrysalis / Chrysalide
Manon Labrosse + Sarah Carlson

March 8 – April 18, 2021

Galerie Montcalm
City of Gatineau

rue 25 Laurier St, Gatineau
Québec J8X 3Y9
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Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm, Saturday closed, Sunday 12 pm – 5pm

The gallery is open to the public but due to current restrictions there will not be an opening. A video of the exhibition will be released by the City of Gatineau and published on social media.

Galerie Montcalm is pleased to present the work of Manon Labrosse and Sarah Carlson in Chrysalis / Chrysalide from March 8 to April 18, 2021. With a combined interest in the ideas of transition, transformation and anthropomorphic forms, the artists use their strong connections within nature to explore their own perceptions of it, in addition to historical representations. Referring to a protected state of being and growth, the artists work with the concept of “chrysalis” to explore processes of transition in materiality and composition. The exhibition consists of paintings, drawings and sculptures presented in installation.


Manon Labrosse, Efflorescence, wallpaper installation (custom wallpaper created by the artist using a digital photograph), 2021.

Artist Manon Labrosse holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts with honours (University of Ottawa, 2002) and lives and works in Ottawa. She has had several painting exhibitions in Quebec and Ontario. A recipient of grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in 2016, the Ontario Arts Council in 2014 and 2015, and the City of Ottawa in 2006 and 2008, she has several artist residencies to her credit. Manon Labrosse received the Prix Télé-Québec at the Culturiades Gala in 2015, as well as the Corel Endowment for the Arts Award from the Ottawa Arts Council. In 2017, she presented the exhibition Comment peindre la mort d’après Lucie at the Axenéo7 artist-run center, which was the subject of an article in Canadian Art.


Sarah Carlson, Awake, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, 2021.

Sarah Carlson holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (York University, Ontario, 2009), a Bachelor of Education specializing in Visual Arts (University of Toronto, 2010) and a Master of Fine Arts (OCAD University, 2019). Sarah Carlson has been selected by jury for numerous artist residencies in Canada, Spain (2015) and Italy (2018). She recently completed a camping based residency on the Gaspé Peninsula. Her practice combines painting, sculpture and installation. Carlson has several solo and group exhibitions to her credit and has work in public collections in Canada and Spain.

Galerie Montcalm is an accessible venue.
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Manon Labrosse

Sarah Carlson

Galerie Montcalm, ville de Gatineau
(819) 595-7488