Spacetime, memory and grief are three areas of reflection at the foundation of Planisphère Nord, a project in three parts by Agnès Riverin presented at Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle.
The exhibition consists of Planisphère and Astres occlus, where ancient and modern imagery, the natural and the factual, the photographic and the poetic coexist. With cosmological figures, drawings of quantum mechanics, rusty circle on a wood stove and dead birds, the artist is trying to represent the infinity of the universe. In Sémaphore, the artist revives artefacts with a lengthy job of pictorial reproduction. Objects from everyday life (cell phone, scissors, clock) are painted on a wood surface and are a reminder of the complexity of memories, the artificiality of reality’s representation and memory distortion. As the artist says, “looking at the sky is an illusion, what we see is, to a large extent, already past”.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, April 14 at 5 p.m. at Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle. The exhibition is held from April 9 to May 10, 2016. 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
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Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and the City of Ottawa for their support.