Multidisciplinary artist, Natacha Marleau is presenting, until December 31st at the Bibliothèque Gaby-Farmer-Denis, in Les Cèdres, a photo exhibition of Vaudreuil-Soulanges landscapes.
(Photo Natacha Marleau)
Originally from Coteau-du-Lac, Natacha Marleau first studied and practiced theater. Then broadening her interests, she dabbled in writing, as well as other scenic types. Creation in the broad sense stimulates her and she starts, once back in her native region, to take pictures of the landscapes which surround her. Often on the road, on foot or at the wheel, she captures with her cell phone, the beauties here made up of massive lands and rivers. Her photos, like staging, highlight the contrasts of the skies.
In the winter of 2020, the artist was invited by the Laval artistic organization R.A.P.P.E.L. Parole-Création to participate in the “Là où les arbres veillent sur l’eau” contest. She was elected finalist with the photo “Un Village sur l’Eau”. That same year, she participated in the citizens’ project “Bannières de la piste cyclable du canal Soulanges” under the direction of the commissioner, Caroline Hayeur.
Eager to give meaning to her approach as an artist, but also as a cultural worker, still in 2020, she is completing a specialization in cultural mediation at Cégep de Saint-Laurent.
In the spring of 2021, she was selected to participate in the travelling exhibition “Contamination culturelle 2021” set up by CACVS.
In the meantime, she is creating her Facebook page Dans ma lentille presenting mainly landscapes seen while on the road and particularly those of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. At the same time, from these landscapes, she creates cards for all occasions that she displays in Dans ma lentille. These are available, among others, at the Musée régional de Vaudreuil- Soulanges, at the Deux grains au Moulin bakery and at the Côté gauche bookstore.
It is with great pleasure that she brings together here at, the Bibliothèque Gaby-Farmer-Denis, her photos taken over the past few years. Dans ma lentille is an ode to nature and the wide-open spaces that surround us. Mainly from Soulanges, but never far from Vaudreuil and Suroît, her photos highlight the beauty of this territory.