The intensely expressive artwork of Michel T. Desrochés arises from the artist’s desire to communicate and represent that which has no physical form. While Desrochés’ paintings are visibly faces, they are not portraits of people but rather visages of hopes, dreams, emotions, and other ephemeral concepts.
Desrochés’ desire to portray intense emotions originated largely from his work as an art therapist with people suffering from mental and emotional illness. In their faces he often saw a rapid cacophony of intense naked emotion—both simple and complex—as well as the simultaneous dichotomy of suffering and strength exposed in their countenances.
Desrochés began his artistic career as a self-taught artists, later pursuing a degree at the University of Québec in Montreal. He has participated in more than two dozen exhibitions since first showing his work to the public in 2007, and in December 2017, he presented his work at the Louvre in Paris, France as part of the prestigious Salon des Beaux Arts.
In conjunction with this exhibition, Michel Desrochés will be presenting a Gallery Talk and Demo on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11 am. This event is free for members, and $15 for not-yet members.
Post Auction Sale is Live!
Visit www.artmuseum.org/auction or stop by the YAM today to see the best fine art deals in town. Get them while they last! For more details or to purchase artwork, call Carolyn at 406.256.6804 x 236, or Ryan at 406.256.6804 x 225, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Birthday Party for Donna Forbes
The YAM will honor Donna Forbes at her 90th birthday celebration in the Montana Gallery from 3 to 4 pm this Saturday, March 16, 2019.
In lieu of gifts, donations may be made to the YAM in honor of Donna Forbes.
Birthday cards may either be brought to the party or mailed to the YAM.