GÜNES-HÉLÈNE ISITAN
LE CYCLE DE LA VIE
Current Exhibition
From January 26 to April 12, 2020
FRANCESCA PENSERINI
LE CYCLE DE LA VIE
Current Exhibition
From January 26 to April 12, 2020
LORRAINE DAGENAIS
LE CYCLE DE LA VIE
Current Exhibition
From January 26 to April 12, 2020

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CURRENT EXHIBITION
GÜNES-HÉLÈNE ISITAN
Le cycle de la vie
January 26 to April 12, 2020

Le cycle de la vie of Günes-Hélène Isitan Artist Günes-Hélène Isitan uses a hybrid approach to her art, blending philosophy and microbiology, inviting the viewer to reconsider exactly what it means to be human. The result of a collaboration between a photographer and bacterial painters, these three series challenge the assumption that humans are exceptional, by questioning not only our relationships with invisible (but omnipresent) microorganisms, but also by exploring the imaginary boundaries between us and the latter. Through her prints, multispecies self portraits, a video and live installations, Isitan illustrates that the lines between human beings and other organisms are more blurred than most people think, showing us that humankind is deeply interwoven with the world that gave us life.

FRANCESCA PENSERINI
Le cycle de la vie
January 26 to April 12, 2020

Le cycle de la vie of Francesca Penserini Through a blend of the intuitive and the rational, materiality and illusion, manifested in a marriage of sculpture and drawing, the multidisciplinary artist Francesa Penserini, who is of Italian origin, offers the viewer a fascinating foray into her creative universe, as she explores the notion that everything is temporary. The surfaces of her installations – plaster modeling, sculptures in wood, and charcoal and chalk drawings – clearly show traces of whatever tool she has used to create the work. Intimately linked to nature, Penserini’s art questions and examines the ephemeral, the cycle of life and the passage of time, and looks at how they leave an erosive imprint on both individuals and inanimate objects.

LORRAINE DAGENAIS
Le cycle de la vie
January 26 to April 12, 2020 Le cycle de la vie of Lorraine Dagenais The organic and non-organic come together in the Le cycle de la vie (The Cycle of Life) – an exhibition of the works of multidisciplinary artist Lorraine Dagenais. When she started out, her chosen media were printing and painting but after 40 years of perfecting her metier, her artistic approach has evolved to include assemblage, wall installations, engravings and drawings (on wood or paper). Taking her cue from nature, she transforms everyday construction materials (such as wood veneer) into flower buds, leaves, petals and clouds. Through her artistry and skill, she ‘reclaims’ nature, restoring it to its rightful place in the world, nourishiing body and soul. Her wall installations include several series based on flowers and animals, one of which is Les fleurs de Mandragore (The Mandrake Flowers) – an artwork made up of more than 250 harmoniously arranged pastille ‘islands’ that evoke a veritable floral archipelago.

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