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From May 9 to June 8, 2015, an exhibition by Joseph Muscat will take place at Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle. The exhibition gathers a body of works titled Simulacrum, a commentary on the childhood of the artist in a family where religion, fanaticism and fantasy ruled.

The artist photographed models behind a polished plexiglass sheet to preserve the anonymity of his subjects and to accentuate the mystery of the work. He then added collages of tar paper painted with acrylic to create a diversion or to complement his subjects. In doing so, Muscat attempts to recreate the holy pictures that captivated him in his youth and to revisit them in a contemporary context.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 5 p.m. at Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle. The gallery is located at 67 Beechwood Avenue (2nd floor), in Vanier, and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.

Information: Shahla Bahrami (613) 748-6954

voixvisuelle [arobas] gmail [point] com

Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, the Canadian Heritage, the City of Ottawa, les caisses Desjardins, the Community Foundation of Ottawa and Marcil Lavallée for their support.

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