McIntosh Gallery

Future

Rob Nelson: Photographs 1977 to 2014

Kirsten Dunst
Rob Nelson, Kirsten Dunst, C-print from negative, 1998.
Commissioned by Interview Magazine. Photo courtesy of the artist.

September 12 to November 1
Opening reception | Friday, September 12 at 7:30 P.M.

Since the 1970s, London, Ontario photographer Rob Nelson has infused fashion and portrait photography with a unique combination of sensitivity towards his subjects and, in contrast, an edgy, candid immediacy. Nelson is credited with reinventing the often stilted formalism of conventional portraits and fashion photography by moving his subjects out of the studio and into the street. His enigmatic images of luminaries such as Prince Andrew, Margaret Atwood, and Kirsten Dunst, have appeared in numerous publications including Saturday Night, Interview, and Canadian Art magazines. But it is his experimental work with anonymous subjects that best reveal Nelson’s remarkably sympathetic depictions of struggling actors, models, and other creative types as they reinvent themselves for the camera.


For more information, please contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.


Janet Werner: Another perfect day



Janet Werner painting Jacqueline
Janet Werner, Jacqueline, oil on canvas, 137 x 114 cm, 2009.
Private collection, Toronto.

Curated by Kent Archer
Circulated by Kenderdine Art Gallery | College Art Galleries


September 12 to November 1
Opening reception | Friday, September 12 at 7:30 P.M.

In Janet Werner’s paintings, location and physical exaggeration of the figure have become more significant as scenery and amplified characters are dropped or transplanted into the impossible visual plethora of 20 and 21st century visual pop culture. Werner has a specific idea of how she wants her paintings to be construed and how figures dwell in them. She continues to fictionalize time, place, and memory as her subjects are invented, adapted, distorted, and localized in these new contexts and the drama that Werner has created. 

Curated by Kent Archer, Janet Werner: Another perfect day is organized and circulated by Kenderdine Gallery | College Art Galleries. It is accompanied by a major eponymous publication with texts by Ann Carson, David Balzer, Robert Enright, and John Kissick.


For more information, please contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.


VideoZoom: Between-the-Images  



Videozoom
Jacynthe Carrier, Parcours, video, 2012.

La Fabrique d’expositions
Curatorial collective formed by Julie Bélisle, Louise Déry and Audrey Genois
Produced and circulated by the Galerie de l’UQAM

November 6 to December 6

This anthology of video includes the work of seven Quebec artists who define themselves not as filmmakers but as visual artists motivated by the exploration of the image in motion. Their short videos deal with a variety of subjects in the realm of politics, popular culture, and television, as well as poetically charged images. The emphasis is sometimes on form, sometimes on narrative or content, with additional compositional elements of sound, time, the archive, landscape, and performance.  The title, Between-the-Images, is from the writing of theorist Raymond Bellour, who urges us not to pass distractedly from one image to the next but to seek in depth understanding from below their surfaces.


Sophie Bélair-Clément  (b. 1978, Montreal)

Sophie Bélair-Clément holds an MA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal and is currently working toward a PhD in literary and intermedia studies from Université de Montréal and Université Rennes 2. Grounded in the performative experience, her body of work raises questions of artistic licence and historiography. Her work has been presented in solo and group shows in Quebec and abroad: Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Hartware Medien Kunstverein (Dortmund, Germany), Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum (Turku, Finland). In 2010 she participated in the Galerie de l’UQAM group show Expansion.

Olivia Boudreau (b. 1979, Montreal) 

Olivia Boudreau holds an MA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. Her videos explore the notions of presence, intimacy and slowness, with the minimalist narratives finding their meaning in the duration, the refined details and the contemplative mindset they demand. She has exhibited frequently in Montreal, shown her work at the Loop Festival, in Barcelona, and Néon diffuseur d’art contemporain, in Lyons, and carried out a residency in Valencia. At Galerie de l’UQAM, she exhibited solo in 2009 and presented one of her videos in the 2010 group show Expansion. www.oliviaboudreau.com

Jacynthe Carrier (b. 1982, Quebec City)

Jacynthe Carrier holds a BA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal and an MFA from Concordia University. She makes true tableaux vivants, staging characters in performative situations. Each character is tasked with performing a specific action or manipulating an evocative object in an often rural environment. Territorial appropriation is central to the artist’s concerns. Her videos have been part of programs in France, Brazil, the United States and elsewhere. In 2010 she participated in the Galerie de l’UQAM group show Expansion. www.jacynthecarrier.com

Michel de Broin (b. 1970, Montreal)

Michel de Broin holds an MA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. With sculpture, installation and video, he subverts or appropriates everyday objects to create a point of disruption or reversal of meaning that questions the systems in which we live. His work has been shown at venues including MASS MoCA (North Adams), Mac/Val (Paris), Musée Tinguely (Basel), Villa Arson (Nice), Berlinische Galerie and Haus Am Waldsee (Berlin), Exit Art and On Stellar Rays (New York), Villa Merkel (Esslingen) and Center for Curatorial Studies (Annandale-on-Hudson). At Galerie de l’UQAM, he exhibited solo in 2007 and presented one of his videos in the 2010 group show Expansion. www.micheldebroin.org

Pascal Grandmaison (b. 1975, Montreal)

Pascal Grandmaison holds a BA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. Known for his videos and photographs, he deploys exacting precision and poetic sensibility in exploring the boundaries of the perceptible, things hidden in the interstices. His works question the relationship between sign and meaning, form and function. He has exhibited extensively in Canada and at Jack Shainman Gallery (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester, England) and Casino Luxembourg. In 2010 he participated in the Galerie de l’UQAM group show Expansion. (89 words) www.pascalgrandmaison.com

Frédéric Lavoie (b. 1976, Montreal)

Frédéric Lavoie holds a BSc in anthropology from Université de Montréal and an MA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. For his videos, he captures images in the urban landscape or in quotidian banality and pairs them with a recreated soundtrack to explore issues related to listening and observing. His work has been shown in exhibitions in Montreal and at international video events including European Media Art Festival (Germany), Split Film Festival (Croatia), Antimatter Film Festival (Victoria, BC) and Signal + Noise Media Art Festival (Vancouver). At Galerie de l’UQAM, he exhibited solo in 2007 and presented one of his videos in the 2010 group show Expansion. www.fredericlavoie.net

Aude Moreau (b. 1969, Montreal)

Aude Moreau holds an MA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal and BFA from Université Paris 8. Over the past decade, she has produced a body of work that draws on her dual training in stage design and the visual arts. Her multidisciplinary, often monumental works are imbued with poetic sensitivity and cast a critical eye on society. She has exhibited in Quebec, France, the United States, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic. This is her first showing at Galerie de l’UQAM. www.audemoreau.net


For more information, please contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.