▲ GROUP EXHIBITION @ GALERIE D’ART STEWART HALL (QUÉBEC)
Curated by Émilie Granjon and Laurent Lamarche
Opening: July 7 · 2019 / 12 – 5pm
Exhibition: July 7 – August 25 · 2019
The Stewart Hall Art Gallery is happy to present LUMINA, an exhibition that presents the artworks of seven artists and that explores light from a perspective of sensory and cognitive destabilization.
LUMINA is a tribure to light, honoured not for what it enables us to do, but for what it is: a form of energy made up of corpuscles – which give it the status of a substance or body – and waves, through which it is propagated. Its irradiating potential is precisely what is identified and emphasized as the heart of the matter. The spreading of radiance implies a trajectory: light travels in a straight line, its photons moving through the narrowest slits until they encounter a screen. Depending on its properties, the screen will either absorb the light, let it through, reflect it, or diffract it.
Magalie Comeau, the IvanovStoeva artist duo, Lisette Lemieux, Martin Messier, James Nizam, Josée Pellerin, and Étienne Rey all share a fascination with light. Beams shoot up, brightness intensifies, rays are diffracted: these are some of the strategies used by the artist to reveal light in its most compelling and destabilizing aspects. Light is energy that eludes our senses, triggering a perceptual and cognitive hesitation – a gap between what the eye percieves and what the brain records, then recognizes. And then, in a flash, what we have is simply…. magic.
Galerie d’art Stewart Hall
176, Chemin du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore