"Points d’inflexion et de rebroussement 2"
Marie-Josee Laframboise, "Points d’inflexion et de rebroussement 2."
MARIE-JOSÉE LAFRAMBOISE, Points d’inflexion et de rebroussement 2 (Points of Inflection and Reflection 2)
Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge
June 26 to September 14, 2008
By Amber Bowerman
As with many large-scale installation pieces, Marie- Josée Laframboise’s mixed-media sculptures must change somewhat to fit diverse gallery spaces. But rather than seeing the varied spaces as a limitation, Laframboise thrives on the opportunity to improvise a little. “Emerging out of a variety of themes and specific material qualities, these artworks enable me to outline, configure and capture a given territory, whether concrete or conceptual,” she says. When the Southern Alberta Art Gallery hosts Points d’inflexion et de rebroussement 2 this summer, Laframboise will draw inspiration from a very concrete territory by incorporating the topography of Lethbridge into the installation. Using her trademark iridescent netting, Laframboise will offer her interpretation of the southern Alberta landscape based largely on the study of topographical maps. Constructed using everyday materials like paper, plastic containers, string, wire and, of course, netting, Laframboise’s works demand active participation from viewers, who are challenged to determine where the works begin and end and how to navigate through the room-dominating puzzles. “My last project used a net to create an abstraction containing elements that relate to physical and mathematical concepts,” says Laframboise. “The use of the net, which is associated with many different forms of space, is an approach of paramount importance to me at the moment.”
Represented by: Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal