Vitrine sur l'art une création de Art Souterrain

SDC Laurier Ouest

From May 30 to August 31

Rosemont

From May 30 to August 31

Trois-Rivières

Dates to come

Vitrine sur l’art is an initiative of the organization Art Souterrain, which aims to present contemporary art through the exhibition of original works by established or emerging artists. This innovative approach puts contemporary art on display outside the institutions walls and contributes to accessibilize arts and culture to a more vast public.
Taking place in the windows of commercial spaces or through the concept of artistic cubes, Vitrine sur l’art participates in energizing urban life by offering a unique discovery experience to individuals who cross its path.

May 30 to August 31

SDC Laurier Ouest

A ladybug on a waterlilly artwork by the artist Clara Lou Micheau

Clara Lou Micheau

Montréal, Canada
Clara Lou Micheau

Clara Lou Micheau

400 Av. Laurier Ouest, Montréal, QC H2V 2K7

Biography

Clara Lou Micheau is a visual artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. Born from French parents, she grew up in Canada. In 2021, she obtained a BFA in Studio Arts at Concordia University. Micheau has already been included in various exhibitions like Conservation at Gham&Dafe in Montréal and Past & Future at La Station in Verdun. She attended a residency in 2019 at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Danemark. In 2022, Micheau was honored with a grant from The Canada Council for the Arts to work on a research and creation project.

Approach and works on display

Clara Lou Micheau is a multidisciplinary visual artist. She creates installations, sculptures and media that explore the self, nature and society through a prism of scenographic magic realism. She works in a variety of mediums: ceramics, casting, 3D modeling, 3D printing and digital visuals. Her work is poetic and metaphorical, as well as deeply rooted in materiality with plays on texture, space and scale. She also uses visual literacy around animals, habitats and storytelling. This makes her work accessible to the public in addition to supporting her themes and engaging multiple meanings. Lately, her work discusses landscape in anthropocentrism, the materiality of traditions through mediums such as ceramics, and the agents of a person’s identity.

Éclosion d’une légende de mon marais

Today, nature is associated with the sublime, the feminine, and the origin myths. Despite how powerful its image is, our western societies claim that nature is inferior to mankind. We ought to conquer the land, yield animals to our will and venerate binary “science”. The installation Éclosion d’une légende de mon marais questions this anthropocentrism. By offering its green resolute presence in a city of concrete, the work welcomes you in a space of magical escapism and emotional respite. Made in ceramics, the rich materiality connects to the earth, giving a sense of certainty in the manifestation. The landscape examines the concept of dualism such as mind-matter. It is a fabricated nature that elicits not only curiosity but respect and enchantment. By bringing viewers to embrace the vitality of matter, it challenges the western defiance of disrupting hierarchical dualism and it asks for an empathic notion of existence.

Works by the artist

L'œuvre Circulation libre de l'artiste Daria Elas

Daria Elas

Montréal, Canada
Daria Elas
Nicolas Tremblay
1045 Av. Laurier Ouest, Outremont, QC H2V 2L1

Biography

Born in Moldavia in 1998, Daria immigrated to Montreal at a young age where she still resides. Initially interested in the humanities and mental health, she began university studies in psychology before turning to visual and media arts. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal and is a recipient of the Fonds de la Faculté des arts scholarship. She has participated in several group exhibitions, notably at Fais-moi l’art, the Galerie de l’UQAM and the Centre Clark.

Approach and works on display

Daria Elas’ first artistic explorations were on traditional large canvases covered with bright colors. Her work is centered on linear forms called abstract figurative and primary colors. These lines of paint intertwine like bodies, yet remain in an abstraction of her own. Daria Elas’ work has become much more multidisciplinary and she touches more on personal subjects that she links to social themes. To do so, she uses the plastic characteristics of the material as a vehicle, which she sometimes mixes with a sensitive textuality, installation or self-representation. She has a strong interest in interior design and its aesthetics, her Moldavian origins and the female condition.

Circulation libre

Inspired by artist Valentine Schlegel’s plaster chimneys, Daria Elas explores sculpted interiors and fictional spaces in this work. Pairing visual art with architecture, Circulation Libre attempts to capture the essence of the functional world with an imaginative and abstract touch. The staircase, whose function is to ensure the circulation between two or more levels, becomes a plaster sculpture. Then, taking up recurring characters from my paintings, the sculpted neon lights breathe new energy into this room while retaining their lighting role. The choice of colors, the lighting and the play of textures, appealing to our sense of touch, all play with notions of interior design and aestheticization of space. This is how architecture, design and abstract figurative painting meet in a sensitive hybridity.

Works by the artist

Œuvre SUPERWRAP de l'artiste Quentin Savignac

Quentin Savignac

Montréal, Canada
Quentin Savignac
Michèle Dubois
1052 Av. Laurier Ouest, Outremont, QC H2V 2K8

Biography

Passionate about design, landscape and the urban environment, Quentin has completed a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and a master’s degree in urban design. Having started practicing film photography more than 10 years ago, he has been varying his mediums for the past few years, now expressing himself through drawing and metal sculpture.

Constantly experimenting, he realized the residency Créer des ponts of Art Souterrain. This time of practice allowed him to continue studying, through sculpture, the relationship between colors, materials, textures and movements. He took part in two exhibitions with the resulting pieces.

In parallel, he continued to practice photography. He applies the same themes as in sculpture. His favorite processes are enlargement on textured paper and very large format enlargement. Seeking to produce works that are out of the ordinary, creating impact and testifying to their concept, he uses a unique process to produce enlargements up to 50″ high.

Approach and works on display

Quentin Savignac is a designer and visual artist.

Through his practice, he explores the relationship between the urban and the pristine, the natural and the manufactured, the constructed and the deconstructed universe.

Through silver photography, he approaches volumes with a naive eye, detecting similarities in form, materiality and language. Highly contrasted and developed by hand in a darkroom, his photos present construction sites, agricultural buildings, mechanical and industrial structures, testifying to their beauty and their excessiveness.

His sculptures allow him to study the relationship between vectors, reflection, shadow, materiality and movement. Savignac draws his inspiration from the urban, the architecture, the landscape, as well as from the imaginary and science fiction. He diverts various metal materials, all salvaged, to create colorful, moving pieces that are both delicate and imposing in appearance.

SUPERWRAP

SUPERWRAP, made of metal frames, steel sheets and plastic film, explores the recent evolution of the interface between public and private space, through the hyper-rationalization of morals.

It is a body with skin, skeleton and heart.

The piece refers to the themes of compartmentalization, of the physical and moral fracture between spaces, as well as to the overprotection of the individual by adding superficial layers between beings. Its skeleton, Cartesian and predictable, calls for the themes of solidarity, rationalization and normative, essential to the asepticization of human relations.

Playing with colors and materiality, SUPERWRAP is as high as it is fragile.

The artist thanks Chloé Zerini-Le Reste, Alice Zerini-Le Reste, Michèle Dubois and Jacques Savignac.

Works by the artist

May 30 to August 31

Rosemont

L'œuvre Enlever la viande de l'artiste Ysé Raoux

Ysé Raoux

Chicoutimi, Canada
Ysé Raoux
Samuel Snow
2601 Rue William-Tremblay, Montréal, QC H1Y 3J2

Biography

Ysé Raoux is an emerging artist living in Chicoutimi (Quebec), her work revolves around the representation of death and decay in installations and photography. Ysé’s interdisciplinary practice results in installations that combine landscape and still life. Strongly inspired by nature and the territory, Ysé Raoux bases her practice around the plant. Ysé Raoux’s works have been part of several group exhibitions at the artist-run center Le LOBE and the gallery l’Œuvre de l’Autre in Chicoutimi. Ysé Raoux has also completed a creative residency followed by a solo exhibition at the Chapelle des Cuthbert (Berthierville – 2020). In 2021, her solo exhibition Être précaire was presented at the center d’art actuel Langage Plus (Alma). In 2022, Ysé Raoux’s works will be presented at the Regart center (Lévis) as well as at the Sagamie center (Alma) as part of the DUO Project. Several of her works are part of the collection of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.

Approach and works on display

Ysé Raoux holds a master’s degree in art (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) and is interested in the notion of landscape, in relation to still life. In a desire to create paintings where the plant is the main element, Ysé works with photography, sound, video and sculpture through immersive installations where the mediums interact. Her works are based on a highlighting of the state of the plant and its setting in space. They then form a bias allowing to put in light a device inviting to the contemplation. The plant has a metaphorical character, it invites the public to reflect on its own condition through works that magnify the state of decomposition. By posing a reflection around the degradation of the plant, Ysé Raoux creates a questioning around the evocation of the death inside his works.

ENLEVER LA VIANDE

“ENLEVER LA VIANDE” is a series of sculptural installations mixing wire with plants in order to create non-figurative organic structures. This project is part of a research that aims to create bridges between the notion of landscape and still life, with the goal of evoking death, fragility and the precariousness of existence.

Each sculpture is unique and ephemeral, which reinforces its symbolism. It is suspended from a rotating motor, itself fixed to the ceiling. The speed of rotation is very slow, allowing the public to properly view and dissect the work. Presented in a transparent cube, subjected to light, the sculpture will disintegrate, leaving the metallic structure of the wire more and more visible. This process of decomposition constitutes the central point of Ysé Raoux’s practice. The evolutionary principle of the sculpture is a starting point for a wider reflection on the part of the public, who will see the sculpture disintegrate as time goes by.

Works by the artist

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