July 28 to September 9, 2007
Stéphan Bernier, a young artist from the Lac Saint-Jean region, stands out for his interdisciplinary art and versatile skills. Inquiring into collective unconsciousness and abuse, he articulates his views by playing on associations. Consistent with this approach, Rêves humides takes a critical and subversive look at the symbolic bases of contemporary happiness. The works probe the borders erected by Western culture between dream, reality and fiction, proceeding by what the artist calls semantic travesties. By contaminating the iconography of the affect-charged objects that make up his installations, sculptural pieces and videos, he projects his most intimate desires into them. The exhibition includes recent and previously unseen works characterized by a quest for identity and bearing comic-erotic titles that orient the viewer's perception while leaving the door open to multiple interpretations.
Opening and performance by the artist Saturday July 28 at 3 p.m.
Presentation by Stéphan Bernier Wednesday August 8 at 7 p.m.