The Space In Which You Still Exist

Andréanne Godin, studio work, 2020.

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Andréanne Godin, studio work, 2020.

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The Space In Which You Still Exist

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Exhibition
From April 10 to May 15, 2021

In this exhibition, Andréanne Godin transforms OBORO’s gallery space into an enigmatic forest that can be discovered by strolling under the changing effects of colored lights. Revisiting the landscape genre, the proposal is also inspired by the rich artistic and scientific tradition that has made colors and their perception a fertile ground for endless investigation. With this large-scale installation, the artist pushes the boundaries of drawing even further beyond paper, in order to trigger a unique experience of nature—the pivot of a subjectivity that is both disoriented and clear-sighted. Like the precarious reality it constitutes, the forest, fragmented into silhouettes, materializes and vanishes in a nocturnal atmosphere that confuses childhood memories, the turmoils of the heart and a heightened awareness of our sensitive anchoring to the world.
 

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Andréanne Godin

As a child, Andréanne Godin (1984) used to roam the trails of the Boreal forest at the end of her street. Originally from Val-d’Or (QC), she currently lives and works in Montreal. In 2013, she completed a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at Concordia University and was awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation’s Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Artists, nominated by curator Nicole Gingras. Godin recently took part in several residency programs in Canada and abroad. She resided in the Québec Studios in Finland (2019) and in Switzerland (2017). Over the summer of 2016, she was the first Quebec artist to be hosted by the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut (USA). Both federal and provincial arts councils have supported her research since 2012. Over the past decade, Godin’s work has been presented nationally and internationally in Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, the United States, Cuba, and in France. The artist is represented by Galerie Nicolas Robert.
 

Marie-Ève Charron

Marie-Ève Charron is an art critic for Le Devoir and an independent curator. In 2018, with her twin sister Isabelle, she was the curator of the 6th edition of Orange, Saint-Hyacinthe’s Contemporary Art Event. In 2019, she published the collective works Archi-féministes! (Optica) and Le désordre des choses. L’art et l’épreuve du politique (Les éditions esse) with Thérèse St-Gelais, as well as a monograph on the work of Kim Waldron (Galerie Thomas Henry Ross art contemporain). She teaches art history at Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe and is a sessional lecturer in the Department of Art History at UQAM.