From February 05 2010 to March 07 2010
What have you been up to, Julie ?
JULIE LEQUIN, montreal
Exhibition february 5 to march 7, 2010
Opening friday, february 5, 7pm
Artist talk saturday, february 6, 3pm
"A night with Julie Lequin", screening and talk for Nuit Blanche
saturday february 27, video screening at 10pm and 1am
The video titled True Stories (almost) is loosely based on her recent experience in conversation with three people closely involved with her personal life: her mother, her publisher and a collector.
Each persona in the video has a very distinct image that is constructed through the wigs, accessories and costumes made specifically for each one by the artist. The sketches made before this stage of production will also be presented at the gallery. They are part of an ongoing project titled Get ready for the Camera, that shows preparatory research for the costumes and the script for the video.
Julie Lequin’s projects weave personal history with fictionalized events in a manner that blurs the line between the artist as individual and the artist as a self-constructed persona. Originating from the experience of being a French-Canadian living in the U.S.A., her work explores questions of language and identity through a whimsical, crafty and satirical lens.
The artist would like to thank Rosie O'Gorman & Frank Abruzesse from Cow House Studios and acknowledge support from The Canada Council for the Arts.