Open Studio Gallery

Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret

Inlandsis

DATE

September 13, 2012October 20, 2012

Opening Reception

September 13, 20126:30 - 8:30 PM

exhibitions

  • La débâcle 5, folded and assembled screenprinted paper, mixed media structure, 550 x 675 x 95 cm, as installed at Galerie d'art de Matane, Matane, QC, 2011. Photo by Jean-Simon DesRochers.
  • Installation view of Inlandsis by Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret
  • Installation view of Inlandsis by Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret
  • Installation view of Inlandsis by Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret
  • Installation view of Inlandsis by Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret
  • Installation view of Inlandsis by Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret
  • Installation view of Inlandsis by Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret
  • Installation view of Inlandsis by Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret
  • Installation view of Inlandsis by Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret
  • Installation view of Inlandsis by Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret

The landscapes we believe to be permanent can sometimes transform to the point where certain world representations vanish. Inlandsis deals with this shift. Through a site-specific installation constructed out of 5000 pieces of screenprinted and folded paper, the artist places the viewer in a space between real landscape and its imagined transposition. Calling to mind an ice mass (Inlandsis is a French word meaning ice cap or glacier), the work explores the growth of a form by multiplication, repetition and juxtaposition. Each module is encased to form a modeling of a virtual and abstract place — a hybrid space between drawing and sculpture. The exhibition is accompanied by a text by Daryl Vocat.

Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret’s work has been featured in several exhibitions in Canada and abroad, in venues such as the Design Space Gallery (Tel Aviv, Israel), Parisian Laundry (Montréal, QC), Martha Street Studio (Winnipeg, MB), Crane Arts (Philadelphia, PA), the Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec (Montreal, QC) and the 808 Gallery (Boston, MA). She has produced more than two dozen art books which have been presented and included in collections in Canada and abroad, including the University of California at Berkeley (Environmental Design Library), the VCUQatar Special Collections and the Art Institute of Chicago (Flaxman Library). A member of several artists’ centers, she is also president of the board of directors of Atelier Graff in Montréal and the author of two research blogs: Le cahier virtuel and Le territoire des sens. She is currently completing her doctoral studies in art research and practices at UQAM based on her installations of print works and their re-actualisation through documentation.