From September 17 to October 18, 2016, Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle presents Sous le ciel, an exhibition by Raymond Aubin.
“Sous le ciel” (“under the sky”) is a literal translation of the name China gave itself at the colonial period. The exhibition includes representations of sacred mountains and megacities on long textured Japanese paper, a direct reference to Chinese rolls of paper. The images, taken from GoogleEarth, have been transformed to resemble Chinese pictorial art: blurriness and sharpness, ink wash and outline. The work establishes a link between modern China and ancient China with a corpus that’s contemporary and rooted in tradition.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, September 22 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.
Each art work is a digital print on Japanese paper, created in 2016, with dimensions 173 x 200 cm.
Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and the City of Ottawa for their support.