Canadian photographic artist Geneviève Cadieux Exhibition at Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery 21 March to 17 May 2015

Cadieux Genevieve at MSV Art Gallery March 2015

Here you may see the best portrait that, later, I was able to make of him. Passages to Abstraction. Geneviève Cadieux

Geneviève Cadieux, Ravissement 1985 (detail)
black and white stereoscopic photograph
(© Geneviève Cadieux)

21 Mar 2015 – 17 May 2015

Organized and circulated by the Musée d’art de Joliette with
financial support from the Museum Assistance Program,
Department of Canadian Heritage

This exhibition encompasses 27 years of production by
Canadian artist Geneviève Cadieux, who works primarily with
photography and its associated techniques. The complete
exhibition is divided into two parts. The earliest works are
presented at MSVU Art Gallery in Part I: Ravissement (1985)
and La blessure d’une cicatrice ou Les Anges (1987). Part II,
with works dating from 1987 through 2012, may be viewed at
Dalhousie Art Gallery.

In much of her work, Cadieux explores the emotional implications
of seeing and being seen. She was one of the first
Canadian artists to explore the gaze, a psychoanalytic term
used to describe acts of looking caught up in the dynamics of
desire. Cadieux simultaneously invites and frustrates the gaze
by rendering visual signifiers as enigmatic or unstable in their
meaning. In Part I, Cadieux achieves this effect by obscuring
details of appropriated images and juxtaposing appropriated
and original photographs, all of the human figure. Curator
Vincent Bonin’s selection directs our attention to works in which
abstract passages interrupt representation to “create a breach
in the real.”

Exhibition booklet with an essay by Vincent Bonin, in English and French.Exhibition booklet with an essay by Vincent Bonin, in English and French. (6.8 Mb)

Saturday 21 March MSVU Art Gallery at 2 PM and at the Dalhousie Art Gallery at 4 PM. The artist and curator will be present.
Free transportation will be provided leaving from MSVU to Dalhousie at 3:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.


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