VOART, a real gem of a venue
9 October – 22 November 2021
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In Val d'Or, I have the privilege to be showing in the beautiful main exhibition space of VOART, the municipal exhibition center. The executive director, Carmelle Adam, curated and entitled the event Les états liminaires (which roughly translates as Liminal States). Two other artists are presenting smaller bodies of work: Marilyne Bissonnette and Rosalie Gamache.
The concept of liminality refers to a sensory threshold, an intermediate state associated with rites of passage. This sense of "in-betweeness" marks the passage from identity deconstruction to the reconstruction if a new identity. The images of my Northern Crossing series, which explore the period of early female adolescence, clearly offer an allegorical illustration of this subtle yet decisive transitional phase.
I am particularly pleased with the presentation of this exhibition. I think it's the best public display of my work thus far. Impeccable walls, proper spacing, beautiful lighting, ingenuous use of dividers to create volumes - everything is perfect! VOART's dedicated team greets artists with such professionalism and consideration. I am so very grateful!