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12 - 27 August 2011

Memory for the Future: Shuvenai Ashoona, Alexandre
Castonguay, Adad Hannah, Dil Hildebrand, Maskull Lasserre,
John Latour, Ed Pien, Annie Pootoogook, Chih-Chien Wang


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ABOUT THE SHOW

Memory for the Future

Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain is pleased to present "Memory for the Future" an exhibition that looks at context and content in contemporary art. Memory for the Future refers to a process of imagining both past and potential future events. This "mental time travel" is an essential element in the process of analyzing what we do and how we make choices for the future. Our artists demonstrate this back and forward thinking in their work; repeating, referencing, re-inventing. The artist's ability to contextualize current work is a key element in her/his practice. Memory made for the future is the path of continuity in an artist's career, and in the dialogue of contemporary art it is used to follow and anticipate the artist's direction.

Elements of past work that make their way into an artist's current work may be based upon a technique of applying ink to paper in which previous series become negative images. They may also stem from a desire to revisit the space within an important recording studio, or to analyze relationships and imagine solutions with words or music. Memory for the Future is also visible in work that captures the artist's domain as a studio or as a vision of cultural traditions that are juxtaposed with the reality and perceived future of their environment. What comes from this alternating memory is a view contained in works that offer a decisive moment, that is not a static moment in time, but rather a collection of past and future visions.

Edward Maloney, Gallery Coordinator

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The gallery is also happy to showcase the launch of Petite enveloppe urbaine No.19: Amanuensis, a collaborative research project organized by Felicity Tayler between the Centre de recherché urbaine de Montréal (CRUM) and the Prelinger Library in San Francisco. This collage of queries and results highlights the value of intuition and free-association in artistic research.

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WORKS FOR SALE

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Folder

Dil Hildebrand
Folder

2010
oil on canvas
153 x 267 cm (60" x 105")



Interior   Man Crying Over the Bible
Annie Pootoogook
COMPOSITION (INTERIOR)
Cape Dorset, 2002/2003
ink, pencil crayon
51 x 66 cm (20 x 26")
  Annie Pootoogook
COMPOSITION (MAN CRYING OVER THE BIBLE)
Cape Dorset, 2002/2003
ink, pencil crayon
51 x 66 cm (20 x 26")


Landscape   Landscape
Shuvenai Ashoona
COMPOSITION (LANDSCAPE)
Cape Dorset 2007/2008
ink
51 x 66 cm (20" x 26")
  Shuvenai Ashoona
COMPOSITION (LANDSCAPE)
Cape Dorset 2007/2008
ink
51 x 66 cm (20" x 26")



Treehouse   Blue Moon
Ed Pien
Treehouse
2011
ink on shoji paper
46.25 x 68 cm (18.25" x 26.75")
  Ed Pien
Blue Moon
2011
ink on shoji paper
47 x 73.5 cm (18.5" x 29")
     
Treeboy   Floating World
Ed Pien
Treeboy
2011
ink on shoji paper
47 x 71 cm (18.5" x 28")
  Ed Pien
Floating World
2011
ink on shoji paper
47 x 68 cm (18.5" x 26.75")



Cube
Alexandre Castonguay
Cube
2005
c-print
56 x 150 cm
2/6



Her lovely boy was condemned
John Latour
Her lovely boy is condemned
2008
graphite, india ink and acrylic paint on washi paper
67 x 51 cm (26.4" x 20.1")



Emergency - G   Emergency - G (detail)

Maskull Lasserre
Emergency - G
2008
wood, plexiglass, plastic, metal
52 x 10.75 x 5.75 cm (20.5" x 4.25" x 2.25")
 
Emergency - G (detail)




Losing Ground

\Chih-Chien Wang<
Avellaneda
2008
video
40 min.
2/5
language: Spanish



Losing Ground

Adad Hannah
Untitled (Hands)
2008
c-print
20 x 102 cm (8" x 40")
2/7




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