Medusa, monster or goddess?

By Dominique Dennery September 5, 2017

Medusa is represented today as a monster but was once a matriarchal goddess who was the bridge between the material and spirit worlds. One of statues was commissioned by a client for his wife, and the other was a flight of fancy. And my flight of fancy is of course blue!

This time it’s a mysterious deep blue that takes on some green accents as it moves into the snake headdress. How I love bringing an ancient myth alive!

Which do you prefer, the classic gold and soft verdigris of an ancient Mesopotamian treasure or the mysterious magical blue of fictional Atlantis?

I expect I will come out of my blue phase some day with a deep desire for another colour, but not quite yet.

Living Intensely!

By Dominique Dennery April 3, 2014

I lead a pretty full life, but I must say the last month was the most intense I have experienced in a long while! Not only was I busy in my day job facilitating, coaching, consulting, travelling, but also I was just as busy on the art front. Be careful what you ask for! The Artist is smiling proudly, the entrepreneur and woman is almost out of breath. The BHM Art Show from February 6th to March 16th at the Fritzi Gallery was a success. Great exposure. The Rogers TV appearance on February 20th as Ginette Gratton’s guest was very enjoyable, with some guilt over the money spent on a new dress, necklace and shoes…. The article on yours truly in Ottawa Woman Magazine (Feb issue) was a nice surprise. It mentioned that I sculpt full time. Not quite true (smile).

Minister Counsellors of Haiti, Géralde Alerte Carré and Ann-Kathryne Lassègue at the Lorraine Fritzi Yale Gallery’s exhibit, Merci pour les souvenirs. Photo by Jehu Productions.

One of the proudest moments was getting a call from the Haitian Embassy to compliment me on my work and ask if I would participate in future projects with them and the Haitian diaspora. I feel blessed. My feet have not quite touched the ground. Thank you all for your gracious support through this eventful time!

Thanks For The Memories!

By Dominique Dennery April 2, 2014

The month-long exhibit at the Fritzi Gallery has come to an end. What a rich experience! Being chosen with 4 other women artists to participate in a show for Black History Month was both a pleasure and an honour. Our art pieces in bronze, glass, paper clay or acrylic were diverse and complimentary.  The synergy during the Artist Talk was palpable.

Merci pour les souvenirs Curator, Malika Welsh introducing Marjorie Lubin, Evelyn Duberry, Jane Ladan and Dominique Dennery at the Artist Talk.

When one of the audience members asked us what we do when we are involved in creation and it’s past our bedtime, we answered in unison: “We don’t stop!” And laughed. Since then, we have exchanged information, resources, traded pictures. Thank you Malika Welch, our Curator for bringing us together!

Figureworks 2012

By Dominique Dennery November 18, 2012

Two of Dominique Dennery’s bronze sculptures will be proudly displayed at the Figureworks 2012 exhibit at theSaint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick Street.

Figureworks curates juried annual award shows in Ottawa, Canada. Both national and international artists who work with the human form as their subject matter are welcome to participate. All media are accepted.

The third annual Figureworks award show takes place at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 302 St.Patrick street, Ottawa, from November 20 till December 2, 2012