France Choinière Petits rituels pour tenir la mort à distance
Vernissage on Saturday, April 1, at 7 pm
A number of faces emerge from the wax carefully aligned, stacked. Close-ups yet veiled, distanced by the wax covering. Faces with distinctive features yet similar and emblem-like, form portraits whose generic and repetitive aspects are not awkward because considered as a sign. Those anonymous beings, isolated from a dispersed crowd, seem to expand human contingency by the potentiality of the face and by inscribing the viewers’s look. The gaze, a mute hole, symbol of the abyss, rises in complete silence and is intensified by the expressionless looks.
Beyond the palisade of faces, appears an animated image, somber and cold, an opening, simultanously boundary, limit and abyss, a constant call of the finite: the turmoil and the violence of what takes life away, of what fatally recalls the threshold.
– France Choinière
Born in 1967, France Choinière works and lives in Montréal. She
completed, in 1990, a degree in Visual Arts at the University of
Ottawa. Her work has since been exhibited in Canada in a number of solo and group exhibitions. Choinière was the director of Dazibao for many years.
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