The Drawn Territories

Traveling exhibition, Panache art actuel, Sept-Îles, 2017

Exhibition presented at the Village d’accueil de Rivière-Pentecôte, at the cultural center L’Alternative in Baie-Comeau and at the Salle L’Aquilon of the Louis-Ange-Santerre Library in Sept-Îles, Côte-Nord, Quebec.

This series of Indian ink drawings is the result of explorations carried out in the studio, using maps of the North Shore as a starting point, notably Lake Manicouagan, Mount Babel and Île René-Levasseur. By applying the tracing process, the tracings are developed to generate repetitive and varied patterns. Cartography is approached as a model of representation of the world. As a complement, a gestural process is added to express the circulatory movement giving access to this vast territory.

This project received financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec as part of its Research and Creation program, as well as a travel grant.

Micro-residence at the Village d’accueil de Rivière- Pentecôte, Auberge du Nord-Côtier, Côte-Nord, 2017

During the five days preceding the exhibition, I walk and photograph for the first time this landscape between the forest and the sea.