Jonathan Villeneuve Well Framed

Date(s): Sep 14 to Oct 19 2013

Exhibition

J. Villeneuve, 2013

Opening
Saturday, September 14 at 5 pm

Commented visit
Saturday, September 28 at 3:30 pm
As part of the Journées de la culture 2013

My work attempts to define a space, frame a trajectory. I design scenes where the public is encouraged to move about, automaton-landscapes deployed in a dialogic exchange between nature and technology, where the predominance of one over the other seems inexistent. While the cadence of my assemblages indicates a planned orchestration, their whole organic movement renders the instability characteristic of living beings. Due to their scale, my works physically involve the spectator, calling upon a personal and embodied experience of the architecture as constructed environment.

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J. Villeneuve, 2013

Artist-inventor Jonathan Villeneuve builds poetical machines by assembling common materials and altering their original function. His works move, emit light, and produce sounds, allowing the visitor to guess their imaginary function. He received a degree from the School of Visual and Media Arts at UQAM in 2005, and completed his MFA Open-Media at Concordia University in 2009. His solo work has been shown in Canada and Quebec, notably at Galerie B-213 (Montreal, QC), the Université de Sherbrooke Galerie d’Art, Grunt Gallery (Vancouver, BC), Eastern Edge Gallery (St.

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Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

Well Framed, Jonathan Villeneuve – Photos : Paul Litherland, 2013

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