Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau


Echo opens at Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal QC, April 19

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Galerie Hugues Charbonneau
372, Ste-Catherine W, room 308
Montréal, QC
H3B 1A2

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12–5PM

April 18 – May 24, 2014

Group show with Tammi Campbell, Alain Paiement, Jonathan Plante, Jean-Benoit Pouliot, Ève K. Tremblay and Julie Trudel

Our new piece for this show, Riffed an Utterance is a grouping of sculptural elements of diverse materials presented on the floor of the gallery. The organization of objects is meant to suggest narrative relationships, both in between each of these elements and throughout the whole group. The form chosen for each of the objects in Riffed an Utterance is meant to isolate certain physical traits present in its materiality and selected for their potential to provide effect. The grouping of these objects therefore leads to an accumulation of this potential for reaction, as if each material reactivity potentially found within a given element is added to the whole. Once triggered, this potential for reaction can engender a series of call and responses in between the objects of the whole. In order to favourise this process, the objects were grouped together following vectors orienting their position and organizing their narrative. This succession of objects following a given vector creates a variation of rhythm necessary to establish a narrative. The quality of this narrative will then inform the syntax of objects that could be picked and explored further in future projects. Our attachment to vectors for the organization of objects helps creating a work that can be accessed from different vistas while sustaining a narrative. The understanding of this vector-driven narrative is thus contingent on the reliance on conventional/consensual use of concepts governing communication and representation, like perspective or textual reading.