September 16 - November 11, 2016 | Reception: Friday September 16, 2016, 5-7pm
Anne Billy, Couverture (detail), thread and ink on Chinese funeral paper, 2012
Fleeting Memory features several works that explore how materials are used to address various facets of the human condition. This includes our relationship to others, the social bonds we create, and the emotional states that arise from isolation. The exhibition reflects the dynamism between absence and presence, and the lived experiences and memories related to such conditions. Billy focuses on fibre and textile-work as a way to emotionally-charge her material investigations. Her work is inspired by her daily accompaniment of her father who suffers from a degenerative memory disorder.
Anne Billy received her BFA in Studio Art from Concordia University. She has received grants from the Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the Fonds FCAC (Quebec), and has shown in exhibitions in North America and Europe. Her works are also included in numerous collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank, the loan collection at the Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, the Lavalin Collection of the Musee d’art Contemporain de Montreal, the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery and in private collections.
The Union Gallery thanks the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund for their generous support.