Réouverture d’EXPRESSION
Dès le samedi 20 juin
Du jeudi au dimanche de 13 h à 17 h

L’équipe d’EXPRESSION est heureuse de vous annoncer que nos salles d’exposition seront de nouveau ouvertes au public à compter du 20 juin 2020.
Vous pourrez profiter de la prolongation de l’exposition Étrange familiarité de Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell pendant des heures d’accessibilité réduites, soit du jeudi au dimanche de 13 h à 17 h.
D’ici là, nous sommes à planifier un retour sur les lieux physiques de travail et une expérience de visite pour vous, en toute sécurité.

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Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell

Étrange familiarité

February 8 to September 6, 2020

With Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell’s work, we, as viewers, are impelled to revisit whole swathes of art history, and to reconsider styles, genres and techniques we would normally think of as incompatible. In her syncretic approach, she brings together a wide range of influences and methods: the baroque, 17th-century Dutch still life painting, the chiaroscuro, contour drawing, etching, Japanese and Western film aesthetics, screenprinting, ceramics, sculpture, and other, more recent elements as well, such as surrealism and botany. Audaciously time-travelling, voluntarily conjuring up anachronisms and provoking impossible encounters between incongruous objects, Dinan-Mitchell constantly throws us off the scent.

Dinan-Mitchell fully owns the decorative nature of her installations, inverting the hierarchy of low and high art. Indeed, she designs intimate and familiar mise-en-scènes where strangeness, freedom, seduction and humour can truly coexist.

Étrange familiarité is an ornamentally-oriented installation that takes botany as its central theme, featuring, among other things, depictions of flowers sprouted in Dinan-Mitchell’s own imagination. This work reminds us that exhibited objects are only of secondary importance; it is first and foremost the artist’s mind, her penchants, personality and sense of freedom that take centre stage here. Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell’s fantastical world imbues us with joie de vivre, despite—or perhaps because—of the consciousness of death that her eclectic still lifes evoke.


Guided tour and vernissage: Saturday, February 8 at 2 pm.


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