Mat Chivers and Diane Borsato
Human Mineral

Diane Borsato, Gems and Minerals, 2018. Still image captured from video. Courtesy of the artist

My father was a geologist and my childhood was steeped in the scientific vocabulary specific to his field. To me, words like igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock embody the hard kernel of my father, his fascination with apparently inert matter and his singular awareness of long duration.

Disputed Territory

Alexis Gros-Louis, Önenha'; Wen'wa'/ [Superimpositions], 2022. (Partial view of the main hall). Photo: Mike Patten

Review of the exhibition : Önenha’; Wen’wa’/ [Superimpositions]Alexis Gros-Louis, artist (Curator: Terry Randy Awashish)Shé:kon Gallery, Montreal, Project Space, Biennial of Contemporary Aboriginal Art (BACA), from May 7 to June 18, 2022 (Published in Vie des arts Webzine)

The continent of life

Ciels racines, Anne-Marie Proulx, Manon Sioui, Andréanne Godin, Jacynthe Carrier, Caroline Gagné, Natalie Jean, Leila Zelli, Catherine Arsenault, Hannah Claus (details), Arprim. Centre d'essai en art imprimé, 2022. Photo : Marie Perrault

A review of the exhibition Ciels racines, presented at Arprim, center d’essai en art imprimé, Montreal, from January 21 to February 26, 2022.

Low voices by Estela López Solís

Estela López Solís, Susurrantes Series, 2014 -2016. White cotton thread embroidery, on used pillowcases and phrases collected and embroidered during a performance in front of an audience and performance during Les voix basses, 2021. Photo : Swann Bertholin

Personally challenged during my visit to Estela López Solís’ Susurrantes in 2017, I express in the selection and interpretation of the works, the intimate connection felt in front of them and will encourage visitors to explore their own sensibilities in turn.

Catherine Lescarbeau’s The Office Plant Department: A disruptive bio inc

Catherine Lescarbeau, Le département des plantes de bureau de l’UQO, (The Office Plant Department at UQO), 2016. Galerie de l’UQO. Photo: Pavel Pavlov

Since 2014, Catherine Lescarbeau has been producing bio-critical conceptual works, under the name of a fictional horticultural service company called The Office Plant Department.

“A person’s home is inviolable”. Ludovic Boney’s Family Gathering

Ludovic Boney, Rassemblement familial (Family Gathering), Installation at the Visual Arts Gallery of Laval University, 2019. (detail) Photo : Marie Perrault

On a masterful installation by Ludovic Boney presented at the Visual Arts Gallery from April 11 to May 19, 2019 and designed specifically for the venue.

What Plants Can Tell

What Plants Can Tell , with artists Evergon and Jean-Jacques Ringuette of Chromogenic Curmudgeons (Montréal), Joscelyn Gardner (London, Ontario), Catherine Lescarbeau (Gatineau), Marie-Eve Martel (Blainville), Émilie Payeur (Montréal), Amélie Proulx (Lévis), and Laura St.Pierre (Saskatoon), presented at the Stewart-Hall Art Gallery, from December 7, 2019 to Januaray 19, 2020. Human activity is closely connected to… Continue reading What Plants Can Tell