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Verdure: Alexandre Castonguay, Michel de Broin, Michel de Broin + Ève K Tremblay, Dil Hildebrand, Louis Joncas, Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Annie Thibault, Luc Courchesne, Marie-Josée Laframboise and Ed Pien

July 8 - August 26 , 2006


ABOUT THE SHOW | WORKS PRESENTED | VIEWS OF THE SHOW | ARTICLES | LINKS


ABOUT THE SHOW

Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain is pleased to present its summer exhibition Verdure, which runs from July 8 to August 26, 2006. This exhibition includes photo-based work, video installation, drawing and painting by Michel de Broin, Alexandre Castonguay, Luc Courchesne, Dil Hildebrand, Louis Joncas, Marie-Josée Laframboise, Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Ed Pien and Annie Thibault. Vedure explores the complex relationships between seeing and representing nature by focusing on the motifs of the forest and the tree – as well as their constituent parts. Artistic interventions within forested areas resonate with perceptual, spatial or mythological undertones in some of the photo-based work on display in Verdure. In other instances, photography and video installation point to the ways in which our perceptions of nature can be mediated through technology. Hand-drawn silhouettes and painted depictions of trees evoke arboreal settings in the remaining pieces in the exhibition, although viewers remain acutely aware that what they see are only allusions to the idea of these places.

The intention of Verdure is not to bring together seamlessly mimetic renderings of forest and flora. On the contrary, it hopes to draw attention to the varying degrees to which our understanding of nature is visually and culturally constructed. In the process, it addresses a wide range of artistic practices that intersect along certain lines of interest.


WORKS PRESENTED


Dil Hildebrand, Skyflat, 2006, oil on canvas, 182 x 213 cm Dil Hildebrand, Skyflat (detail), 2006 Dil Hildebrand, Skyflat (detail), 2006

 

 
Dil Hildebrand, Dune, 2006, oil on canvas, 77 x 122 cm, private collection Dil Hildebrand, Dune (détail), 2006  

 

Ed Pien, The Garden: Playing Cat and Mouse, 2003 & 2005, ink on 2-layered glassine paper, 86 x 117 cm
Ed Pien, The Garden: The Dragon and the Griffon, 2003 & 2005, ink on 2-layered glassine paper, 86 x 117 cm
The Garden: Two Watchmen, ink on glassine, 2003 & 2005, ink on 2-layered glassine paper, 86 x 117 cm

 

 
Alexandre Castonguay, Arbre, 2006, LCD screens, DVD players, 126 x 76 cm
Alexandre Castonguay, Arbre (détail), 2006
 

 

Michel de Broin, Psychic T.V. + Planque , 2004
Michel de Broin, Psychic T.V., 2004, steel, plastic and electrical elements, 23 X 22 X 60, private collection
Michel de Broin, Planque, 2004, inkjet print, edition of 3, 49 x 35 cm Michel de Broin + Ève K. Tremblay, Honeymoon CMR (smoke), 2003, Photographie couleur, 240cm x100cm, édition de 5

 

Michel de Broin, Superficielle (tryptick), 2004, C-print face mounted under plexi, 76 x 76 cm each, edition of 5 Michel de Broin, Superficielle (tryptick), 2004, C-print face mounted under plexi, 76 x 76 cm each, edition of 5 Michel de Broin, Superficielle (tryptick), 2004, C-print face mounted under plexi, 76 x 76 cm each, edition of 5 Michel de Broin, Superficielle (tryptick), 2004, C-print face mounted under plexi, 76 x 76 cm each, edition of 5

 

Annie Thibault  
Annie Thibault, Cercle de sorcières, 1999, Digital print on Hewlett-Packard paper, edition of 10
 

 

 
Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Decline and death of a geranium leaf, photographed over a period of 72, silver print process, 18 x 12.5 cm x 10, édition de 7 Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Decline and death of a geranium leaf (detail)  

 

Toscane, 2006, LCD montior, plastic, wood, computer, video loop, edition of 3 Toscane, 2006, LCD montior, plastic, wood, computer, video loop, edition of 3 Luc Courchesne, 030815-3 (Montréal), 2003-2006, duratran digital print mounted under plexi with lexan lamination, rotational device, fluorescent bulb and transformer, 24 cm diam., edition of 5
Luc Courchesne, 030815-3 (Montréal), 2003-2006, duratran digital print mounted under plexi with lexan lamination, rotational device, fluorescent bulb and transformer, 24 cm diam., edition of 5

 

 
Marie-Josée Laframboise, Montage 76-32p + dessin bille, 2002, digital print, Condor paper, 48 x 73.4 cm Marie-Josée Laframboise, Montage 76-17p + dessin bille, 2002, digital print, Condor paper  

VIEWS OF THE SHOW











ARTICLES

coming soon...


LINKS

- Ed Pien's website
- Ed Pien's page on the PFOAC website
- Dil Hildebrand's website
- Dil Hildebrand's page on the PFOAC website
- Marie-Jeanne Musiol's websiteb
- Marie-Jeanne Musiol's page on the PFOAC website
- Luc Courchesne's website
- Luc Courchesne's page on the PFOAC website
- Alexandre Castonguay's website
- Alexandre Castonguay's page on the PFOAC website
- Marie-Josée Laframboise's website
- Michel de Broin's website

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