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Lucie Robert

Traversées

January 23 to March 7, 2010

Since the early 1990s, the Montreal artist Lucie Robert has been working on the creative process, juxtaposing artisanal techniques and conventional artistic techniques to create a dialectic between inside and out, content and container, right side up and upside down. The exhibition at EXPRESSION presents a body of drawing and videos articulated around the theme of interdependence and the act of drawing. By means of a tactile approach to drawing, one which privileges marks, traces and imprints, Robert seeks to express the bonding relationship between mother and child during pregnancy and the separation experienced afterwards. The result is a series of drawings in which the cube, a reference to the body and a central theme in the artist’s work, is revealed rather than invented, is fragmentary and deconstructed. The temporality of the drawing becomes apparent in simple gestures—rubbing, touching, scratching, stitching, tearing—which accumulate in sequences of traces on the surface of the paper, a sensitive surface likened to the epidermis of the skin.

Presentation by Lucie Robert Saturday, January 23 at 2 pm
Opening Saturday, January 23 at 3 pm