Looming opens September 6 at YYZ, Toronto
YYZ ARTISTS' OUTLET
140 - 401 Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
Opening reception: September 6, 2013, 8pm to 10pm.
The exhibition runs September 7 to November 30, 2013.
Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum present a new immersive, site-specific installation for their solo exhibition at YYZ. The duo continues using screenprinted paper in an environmental fashion. Combined with other material, the vast expanses of colored paper use the architectural qualities of the gallery as support for the articulation of the work.
Titled Looming, this installation continues to explore the improvisational tangent that has been the characteristic of Lum and Desranleau’s later projects.
In this work, their relationship with space is not only defined by the lining of its limits/boundaries with paper and other fragile materials, but also by the setting of materials under physical stresses that will provoke, suggest or sustain physical and visual events with unpredictable outcomes, inducing a continuous decision-making process during installation.
Those intentional accidents make use of decay, collapse and failure as conceptual fire-starter. Their juxtaposition in a sentence-like sequence resolves in an open-ended formula multiplying its possible readings.