Exhibition of new work and works in progress, including photos, drawings, photo-drawings, transitional works, transitory works, reflective installations and photo installations, many of which changed, were added, or were destroyed throughout the course of the exhibition.
For more information and to watch a video made by José Garcia to accompany the exhibition, please visit the gallery website www.pfoac com
nylon monofilament, steel: 95 x 106 x 142 in / 240 x 270 x 360 cm
A network of monofilament is made by marking the points between pores on an enlarged photo of the artist’s back. Positioned over a map of stars situated overhead during the exhibition it forms a structure of lines into which fine thread is worked. A vaulted architecture of cellular layers emerges, attached to the floor by steel weights which mark the star points. Between the vertical lines/pores are spaces large enough to stand in.
Learning to live on the ground, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal (2008)
Circling the Inverse Square, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario (2013)
nylon stretch cord, steel cables, plywood and steel mounting structure: 126 x 60 x 84 in / 315 x 150 x 210 cm
Elastic cord is woven between steel cables, creating a space large enough for a person to enter and be supported, leaning into the webbed threads. The cables trace a “constellation” of skin on the artist’s back. [See Out here in space, 2005.]
connective tissue, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal (2005)
Search for Parallax (based on a constellation related to gallery site), Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto (2008)
6 lambda prints on aluminum, 16 x 20 in to 26 x 48 in / 40 x 50 cm to 90 x 120 cm
Treated as negative film in an otherwise film-less process, the skin of the artist’s back takes on the transparency of endless distance.
Out Here in Space, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2005)
Circling the Inverse Square, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario (2013; Curator: Shannon Anderson)