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.

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.

The Catalogue of Office Plants at UQO, Catherine Lescarbeau.

Catherine Lescarbeau, Catalogue des plantes de bureau de l’UQO (Catalogue of Office Plants at UQO), 2020. Photo : Marie Perrault

Launched in early January 2020, Le catalogue des plantes de bureau de L’UQO (The Catalogue of Office Plants at UQO), a book in French that reports on two exhibitions by Catherine Lescarbeau presented at the UQO Gallery and the Darling Foundry in Montreal in 2016.

“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.