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Contraint à courir après des ombres plus séduisantes que la réalité ; Essays on shadows

Amélie Brisson-Darveau

June 3 - August 12, 2017 | Arist Talk & Reception: Saturday, June 3, 1-3pm

Amélie Brisson-Darveau, Installation detail, mixed media, 2015-2016

Artist Amélie Brisson-Darveau uses strategies of deconstruction and reconstruction to explore the relation between the body, fabric and architecture. Her exhibition Contraint à courir après des ombres plus séduisantes que la réalité ; Essays on shadows is an immersive sculpture-based installation exploring the depersonalization of the shadow within film noir as a means to explore the dimensions of space and time. Composed of twelve segments, or what Brisson-Darveau calls ‘essays’, the exhibition takes several forms, from distorted costumes inspired by canonical film noir scenes, to experimental lighting and shadow play. Through the creation of different environments relating to architecture and shadow she creates an assemblage that explores the filmic space and the real space.

Amélie Brisson-Darveau is an interdisciplinary installation artist who divides her time between Montréal, Canada and Hamburg, Germany. She received her MFA from Concordia University and has taught fine arts and art theory at both the graduate and undergraduate level. She has exhibited across Canada and internationally including recent exhibitions at Access Art Gallery (Vancouver, CA), Corner College (Zürich, CH), Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD (Providence, US), Forest City Gallery (London, CA), Mom Art Space (Hamburg, DE) and Connexion Gallery (Fredericton, CA).