Jean Gabriel Lambert recalls the work of the late, great Quebecois automatiste Paul Emile Borduas. Strong rear, middle and foregrounds create a sense of luminous trajectory, echoing the paths of light that are reminiscent and informed by the artist’s training in direction, dance and action. His canvases weave intimate stories with universal ideals, where the turbulence of the contemporary moment is actualized among the echoes of chaos. Using paint aggressively, his layering is dense and evocative of a long tradition of modernist abstraction. Inspired by the light and color found in nature, his work seeks to capture the spectacular.