Garden Cartography

Espace Partagé, Public library Hélène-Pedneault, coordinated by the Centre Bang, Jonquière, April 18 to August 26, 2023

This corpus is the result of a close look at my garden and the cartography of my region through different processes. Thus, from a hydrographic map of the Saguenay, lakes are traced on a wooden support with black ink and the shape is reversed with silver ink, while the Saguenay River is painted in light turquoise. A three perspective view of my house from the garden, the night, is concentrated in a circle. Nearby, elements harvested from the garden and others handmade constitute a plant collection. Similarly, a delicata squash appears in a superposition of states and reappears in an inverted form tinged with blue-green, like an aquatic reflection. Moreover, another squash is represented in double to become sculptural under a glass dome. Furthermore, atypical carrots are the main subject of printed drawings, from which emanate at their top an evanescent red form and another amber one. Finally, somewhat recessed, patterns of vegetable slices scanned in negative and in shades of gray reveal the internal structure. Curator : Laurie Boivin.

This project received financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the City of Saguenay and the Conseil des arts de Saguenay as part of the Entente de partenariat territorial du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 2022-2023.

Courtesy Bang art center – Paul Cimon photographe