From May 7 to September 4, 2023
Marie-Eve Martel’s work addresses the plasticity of landscape, the various ways of inhabiting space and the spatial dynamics between nature and culture. Architectural places constitute the anchor point of her research: what do they represent? What is their impact on the imagination and human behaviour? What values do they represent? With numerous materials, the artist explores the interaction between the mycological and architectural world. Her compositions spread over the walls and in the walls, on the plinths and in the plinths, so much so that one could imagine some under the floor or elsewhere.
Marie-Eve Martel is from the Lower Laurentians where she still lives and works. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (BFA) from Concordia University in 2006, obtaining a master’s degree – Maîtrise en arts visuels et médiatiques – from Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM) in 2015. She works mainly in the following media – drawing, painting, sculpting, installation art, digital printing and engraving. For the past couple of years, Martel has also been working with “living” materials, such as fungi, part of her series Composition Hétérothrophique (Heterotrophy).
Photo credits © Jean-Michel Naud Photographe