"La création de l’univers (detail, 12-14-11)"
Emmanuelle Jacques, "La création de l’univers (detail, 12-14-11)," 2010, linocut and typography, 7” x 7”.
Montreal artist Emmanuelle Jacques’ exhibition was inspired by The Library of Babel, a short story by Jorge Luis Borges that conceived a universe in the form of a vast library containing all the books of a certain format. Similarly, Jacques’ experimental project is based on a series of 25 linocuts featuring a motif of stars that she recombined to generate imaginary space landscapes as they might be viewed from a telescope. “By pursuing endless tasks, like mapping areas that are too vast and compelled to relentless transformations, I challenge the absurdity of the human condition,” she says.
Feb. 25 to April 11, 2015 at the Artist Proof Gallery in Calgary