Chloé Beaulac, exhibit & residency

  • WHEN: August 2014. The exhibit opens on August 8th at 6pm.  The artist will be on site and will present a short talk about her work. The exhibit will remain open until August 17th.

  • WHERE:  the secondfloor gallery  at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS.   

Chloé Beaulac, a multidisciplinary artist based out of Montreal, has accepted a residency at Main & Station this August.  An exhibition of her work LA NATURE ENTRE NOUS – THE NATURE BETWEEN US will open in the secondfloor gallery at 6pm on August 8th, 2014.

chapter 2Beaulac puts understanding our role in nature and history at the heart of her artistic pursuit. In the manner of an explorer, she travels a territory letting it infuse her with its history, myths, and personalities. Following these encounters with nature, Beaulac translates them through her screenprints, drawings, paintings, sculptures and multimedia works into symbolic elements that she fragments, recomposes and layers.

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Her process of deconstruction and reconstruction is Beaulac’s way of recreating the ephemeral nature of epiphanies. She studies events that have the power to evoke a sense of personal transformation, drawing upon their various spaces, objects and relationships in order to reproduce or capture the essence of their transformative qualities. Through her creations, she meticulously channels the memory of charged events in the interest of creating an accurate representation of the emotions felt during these experiences rather than the fallible images once recorded by memory. Her works are a personal representation of identity, influence and reflection.

 http://www.chloebeaulac.com/

 

Alexis Williams: Entrance (Drain Spotting) & Mushroom Walks & Market

Coming to Main & Station in July 2013, graphite rubbings by Alexis Williams & a photography exhibit by Fiona Annis.

Opening: Wednesday July 10th, 5pm -8pm. Includes artist talks

Exhibition: July 10th – July 19th, 2013

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Entrance (Drain Spotting)

Alexis Williams

 Entrance is a series of graphite rubbings of conduit covers reorganized into geometric patterns.  The project evolved from the juxtaposition of gravestone decorations and man hole covers to point out their similarities as markers between above and below and as thresholds between the known and the unknown. The work has been refined into reproductions of manhole, drain and conduit covers remixed into geometric patterns resembling monumental mandalas.  The collection’s title refers to both a place of entry and the induction of a trance. The work is designed to simultaneously act as a doorway through which things are revealed to consciousness and as a dissociative that will calm the unconscious mind. While staying in Parrsboro Alexis will begin creating new rubbings of the manhole and drain covers of Nova Scotia.

Alexis Williams (A.K.A Ember Erebus) is a Canadian artist working mainly in video and print. She has a love for biology and frequently uses natural materials like butterfly wings, mushroom spores, cast-off snake skins and spider web Silk in her artwork. As an amateur mycologist, wild mushrooms often take center stage both as material and subject of her work. Foraging and collecting are fundamental practices that lead her deep into the Canadian wilderness in search for new ideas, shapes and colors. A common theme in her work is the comparison of sampling and remixing cultural material to the collection and representation of natural material. In both cases of appropriation, the aesthetic and conceptual qualities of pre-existing elements are used to compose a new work that comments on the original.   Alexis is fascinated by the natural world and is devoted to sharing her discoveries and creations to inspire others to indulge in their own interests in nature.

During her stay in Parrsboro, Alexis will also be offering Mushroom Walks and participating in Main & Station’s market.

www.AlexisWilliams.net

 

Fiona Annis: Celestial Measures

Coming to Main & Station in July 2013, a photography exhibit by Fiona Annis & graphite rubbings by Alexis Williams

Opening: Wednesday July 10th, 5pm -8pm. Includes artist talks

Exhibition: July 10th – July 19th, 2013

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Celestial Measures

Fiona Annis

 

What is it that you contain?
The dead, time, light patterns of millennia, the expanding universe opening in your gut.

Rebellious light, imperfect blacks and other process-based aberrations are the foundation of this cycle of work that explores the physical and chemical properties of light and time. By focusing on the attributes particular to the photographic medium, Celestial Measures gives a material life to the intangible. In this way, this cycle of work explores an alchemical territory by means of documenting various degrees of the transformation of matter.

 

Fiona Annis is a Montréal-based visual artist and researcher whose interdisciplinary practice emphasizes the use of scores and time-based media. In 2008 she completed a master’s degree at the Glasgow School of Art and she is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD at Concordia University. Fiona has exhibited in national and international contexts including: The AC Institute (New York City), The Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal) Goldsmith’s University (London), LowSalt Gallery (Glasgow), and The Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton). Her work has been published in BlackFlash Magazine, Front: Contemporary Art & Ideas, Les Fleurs du Mal, and Imagining Science, winner of the New York Book Show Award. Her most recent cycle of work, The After-Image (Swan Songs), is a romantic conceptual rendering of the slippage between fact and fiction within a documentary framework. Fiona is currently exploring the alchemic potential of antiquated photographic processes, a trajectory that was put into motion in the context of an artist residency at The Center for Alternative Photography in New York City.

www.fionaannis.co.uk