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Michelle Lacombe, Pascale LeBlanc Lavigne, Lucie Rocher, John Steck

May 18 to July 1, 2018
Time
Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5 pm
Place
550, côte d'Abraham, Québec
Vernissage
Friday May 18, 2018

About the Artist

About the Exhibition

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Michelle Lacombe

Michelle Lacombe lives and works in Montreal. Since obtaining her BFA from Concordia University in 2006, she has developed a unique body-based practice that is located at the intersection of performance and the visual arts. Her work been shown in the context of exhibitions, performance events, and conferences in Canada, the USA, and Europe, as well as in Argentina. She is the recipient of the 2015 Bourse Plein Sud. Her artistic practice is paralleled by her work supporting undisciplined forms of art making as a curator and writer. She is currently the director of VIVA! Art Action.

Pascale LeBlanc Lavigne

Pascale LeBlanc Lavigne brings to life imprecise kinetic and sonic artworks that hence explore the matter to which pressures are applied. Despite the precariousness of their assembling, these pieces are conceived with the intention of managing to generate forms that bare a poetic echo in a transitory state which stretches between creation and destruction.

Since 2015, she is the holder of a BA in visual and media arts from Laval University where she now pursues a Master's degree in the same field. Throughout her studies, her work has been singled out by artists-run centres Avatar, La Bande Vidéo and by LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE , which supported by the René-Richard Foundation welcomes her in its laboratories to support her production for the duration of her Master's degree. In 2017, her work will be presented in particular during the  Manif d'art 8 with  The Gelato collective at the Musée de la civilisation.

Lucie Rocher

Lucie Rocher is a French artist-photographer who has lived and worked in Montreal and Paris. She graduated from Panthéon-Sorbonne University with a Master's in Visual Arts and Art History (2011) and pursued her studies at New York University (2012) supported by an excellence grant. She is currently completing her PhD in the department of Artistic Studies and Practices at the University of Quebec, Montreal.

Lucie Rocher exhibited at several galleries in Montreal (Occurrence, 2016), in New York (White Box, Recession Art 2012, Lyeberry HQ in collaboration with Antoine Lefebvre Editions, 2016) and in Reykjavik (SIM, 2015). She joined several international artist residencies (SIM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland 2015) ; Centre Sagamie, Alma (Quebec, Canada 2016) ; the Œil de poisson, in Quebec city, spring 2018 and will be hosted at Palais des paris, Takasaki, Japan, autumn 2018.

Several solo exhibitions dedicated to her works will take place in Quebec, at Z art Space (Montréal, 2017), at the Maison de la Culture Frontenac (Montreal, 2017), at VU PHOTO (Quebec, 2018) and at Occurrence (Montréal, 2019).

John Steck Jr.

John Steck Jr. is a visual artist from Chicago who received his BFA at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has exhibited across sixteen states as well as in Iceland, Hungary, Tokyo and Canada. Publications include Der Greif, Romka, Aint Bad, The Hand, Incandescent, LDOC, Oranbeg, The Ephemeral, Rûm and Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening. He was recently featured in an article about the ephemeral nature of art for Art21 Magazine.

Public Collections include the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the DePaul Art Museum, both in Chicago. Steck has attended artist residencies in Iceland, Ireland and most recently at HATCH Projects in Chicago, VU Photography in Quebec City and at Latitude in Chicago where he self-published two artist books. He was also the recipient of the Fellowship Award from the Vermont Studio Center. Steck is a current Adjunct Faculty at DePaul University and an Instructor of Fine Arts at Loyola University.

Je n'ai du reste rien de spécial à vous dire

John Steck's ephemeral images, Pascale LeBlanc Lavigne's kinetic and sound pieces, Michelle Lacombe's performed photographs, and Lucie Rocher's in-situ intervention form a collective uniting improbable encounters of the senses. Photography appears in an oblique way; it is suggested, mistreated, underlying, latent, almost absent. The extreme limit of risk perhaps being disappearance, destruction, suffering, or death, Je n'ai du reste rien de spécial à vous dire (In fact, I have nothing in particular to say to you) reveals different ways of reflecting and carrying with us what remains. It shows us the residue, the traces that appear when something slips away.

This exhibition is part of the Inventing Risk programming, which invites us to reconsider the way we make art and the way we think the image.

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