Image the Fonderie (www.axeneo7.com)
AXENÉO7 is an artist-run-centre in Gatineau, Quebec that features the work of leading contemporary visual, performance and media artists. The artists who show at Axe are often working from the space of art-as-social-practice producing provocative work that challenges societal norms. For this latest initiative Axe is collaborating with DAÏMÔN, Galerie UQO, and the National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene to present À perte de vue / Endless Landscape a “major visual arts event in Gatineau’s historic La Fonderie building.”
From the National Arts Centre’s website:
Measuring over 58,000 square feet, La Fonderie is one of the few remaining vestiges of Gatineau’s industrial heritage and is an inspiring place for the creation and elaboration of large-scale installations. To encourage a wide range of proposals demonstrating the multifarious approaches to interventionist and in situ work, AXENÉO7 sought, from all regions of Canada, visual artists who have experience working in installation. These selected artists have produced new, monumental works that bring artists, thinkers, and audiences together to reflect upon the intricate relationship Canadians and First Peoples maintain with the land. (read more…)
The featured artists are:
- Cedric, Nathan et Jim Bomford (Victoria)
- Michel de Broin (Montréal)
- Alexandre David (Montréal)
- Maria Hupfield (New York)
- Noémie Lafrance et Peter Jacobs (New York)
- Nadia Myre (Montréal) et The Ogimaa Mikana Project (Ottawa / Toronto)
- Graeme Patterson (Sackville)
- Dominique Pétrin (Montréal)
- Samuel Roy-Bois (Kelowna)
- Justin Wonnacott (Ottawa)
The Vernissage / Opening for À perte de vue / Endless Landscape is tonight!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 28 from 6 – 9 pm
WHERE: La Fonderie (Centre multisport de Gatineau), 211 Montcalm Street, Gatineau
Access: STO Montcalm station and free parking
And don’t forget the After Party back at Axe!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 28 9 pm til late
WHERE: AXENÉO7 (La Filature), 80, Hanson Street, Gatineau
The exhibit will continue through to August 30th. Hours of operation are Thursday to Sunday noon to 6pm and Wednesdays from noon to 10pm.