Redress?

Can we heal our wounds? And to do so, must we relegate them to oblivion or consign them to a form of liberating reconciliation? In recent years at the political level, we have seen the Canadian government issue apologies to various communities who have suffered from the state’s past indiference. Financial compensation often accompanies these apologies. For example (…)

Emotions and Visual Arts

Art as a fictional presence has always encouraged the expression of artistic emotions. Whether it is through theatre, fiction writing, music, painting, sculpture, photography, film or video, human beings as readers, spectators or viewers are inclined to be moved. And while an emotional experience is always encouraged in many artistic categories, this was not always…

Dominique Sirois, Deux cannibales, 2015

Dominique Sirois lives and works in Montreal, she holds a degree from University of Quebec in Montreal in visual art (MFA 2010). Her practice takes the form of installation involving an interplay of sculptures, videos, sounds and prints. With her projects, Sirois creates mental spaces, semiotic constructions linking economic, aesthetic, archeologic and digital references. Often…

Henrique Oliveira – Being & Form

Presented as wall reliefs, free-standing pieces or walking-in environments, Henrique Oliveira’s works are always hybrid forms, organic structures that merge with architecture or objects crafted to blur the limits with nature and destabilize codes of visual perception such as space, surface and consistency. Rather than making judgments over the disequilibrium of today’s human relations, they are presented as “growths” nurtured by the deteriorating residues of society, images that couldn’t have been thought of beforehand but can now appear as a side-effect of the contemporary world.

Michael A. Robinson : Corporate Logos, 2017

Michael A. Robinson teaches sculpture and drawing at UQAM’s Department of Visual and Media Arts (2004-present) and recently as full-time Artist in Residence at Concordia University (MFA Sculpture, 2016-2017). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University (Montréal), and a Masters of Fine Arts from Université de Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris). Michael…

Sculpture in the Digital Age

For many, the word “digital” is not always conceptually clear. Used both as an adjective and a noun, its definition is, at times, vague. There is no question, however, that over the course of the past few decades, the digital world has taken over our daily lives. Our various digital devices—cell phones and computers, all…