Beautiful Creatures

© K. Waldron, 2010

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© K. Waldron, 2010

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Beautiful Creatures

Exhibition
March 9 – April 13, 2013

Opening
Saturday, March 9 at 5 pm
(a carnivorous treat prepared by the artist will be served, as well as some vegetarian options)

Round Table (in French)
Thursday, March 14 at 2 pm
Autopsie du mangeur (la suite) : la nourriture et la mort dans les arts et la littérature (in succession to ORANGE 2012)
animated by Geneviève Sicotte, with Mélanie Boucher, Élise Desaulniers, Karine Hubert, Ianik Marcil and Kim Waldron
Librairie Raffin, 6330 Saint-Hubert Street, Montréal
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“In order to understand how animals are transformed into the meat we eat, during a one-month residency at English Harbour Art Centre in Newfoundland I put myself in the shoes of the slaughterer, the butcher and the cook. I produced a series of photographs in the form of a documentary that questions the profound disconnection that exists between our food and the animals that meat comes from. The head of each animal was stuffed and mounted as a trophy.” [K.W.]

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Kim Waldron

Kim Waldron’s art practice makes frequent use of self-portraiture as a means to engage with contemporary social situations. Through addressing the idea that reality is always a construction, over the years her work has questioned the role of images and the importance of context as discourse. The conceptual framework of her photographic series is based on the boundary that defines reality and fiction. Not only is self-representation an integral component of her work, the contexts that she uses to create these narratives is equally as important. Kim Waldron was born in Montreal, Canada and graduated from NSCAD University in 2003. She has exhibited extensively, most notably at the Musée régional de Rimouski, Œil de Poisson, Vu, Gallery 44, Eyelevel Gallery, Eastern Edge Gallery, Art Gallery of Windsor and La Centrale. She has been an artist-in-residence in Vienna offered by the Austrian Federal Ministry and in Newfoundland at the English Harbour Arts Centre.