Print Sales Gallery

Nadine Bariteau: Consecrated Multitude – The Donald O’Born Family Scholarship

DATE

November 4, 2010November 27, 2010

Opening Reception

November 4, 20106:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Nadine Bariteau, from the Supermarket series, photo documentation of a public intervention, photo by Patrick Dionne, 2010.
  • Installation view of Consecrated Multitude, by Nadine Bariteau
  • Installation view of Consecrated Multitude, by Nadine Bariteau
  • Installation view of Consecrated Multitude, by Nadine Bariteau
  • Installation view of Consecrated Multitude, by Nadine Bariteau
  • Installation view of Consecrated Multitude, by Nadine Bariteau

From November 4 through 28, 2010, Open Studio was pleased to present the 2010 Scholarship/Fellowship Exhibitions, featuring work by artists Shannon Gerard (Nick Novak Fellowship), Nadine Bariteau (Donald O’Born Family Scholarship), and Tobias Williams (Don Phillips Scholarship). Each year, Open Studio awards three scholarships/fellowships, providing artists working in print media with both professional support and access to studio facilities to create new work during a one-year period. All three artists gave illustrated talks about their work and the progress of their projects over the year on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Open Studio, followed by an opening reception. For further information about our scholarship program, please click on Scholarships on the menu to the left.

Nadine Bariteau’s Consecrated Multitude, was shown in Open Studio’s Print Sales Gallery. An in-depth investigation that ironically glorifies the mass production of plastic water bottles, the work simultaneously shines a critical light on society’s blind acceptance of the ubiquitous objects. Bringing together work in diverse media, including printmaking, sculpture, photography and installation, Consecrated Multitude engages with environmental concerns, but with a sense of play and poetry.

Nadine Bariteau, a Francophone artist originally from Montréal, is currently based in Toronto. She is a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus and long-standing commitment to print media and her work is primarily rooted in printmaking, video, sculpture and installation. Her recent body of work explores the subject of water and its simultaneous state of free movement within a confined and bottled environment. Bariteau obtained her BFA at Concordia University and completed her MFA at York University. She has participated in solo and group shows across Canada, the US: at the International Print Center in New York City, the Manly Art Gallery & Museum in Australia and the Novosibirsh State Art Museum in Russia. Bariteau’s work has been included in private and public collections such as Foreign Affairs Canada, Ernst and Young, and the National Library of Québec. She currently teaches printmaking at York University.