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"Réflexion: Celine Messier"
2003-01-04 until 2003-02-01
Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography
Celine Messier’s one by two meter photographs exist somewhere between painting, cinema, and architecture. Her palette is predominantly monochromatic. This exhibition presents vague, dreamy, images which reflect moods and offer forms bathed in chiaroscuro, reminiscent of classical robed figures.
But here the figures are mostly absent, their presence merely hinted at. Inspired by a simple play of light, Messier contemplates questions dealing with the nature of being, questions of substance, space, time, and identity.
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to the advancement of photographic art. Founded in 1979 to establish a creative, supportive environment in which photography could flourish, today our centre consists of an art gallery, resource centre, and darkroom and production facilities. We offer education programs, weekend workshops and gallery tours, and serve a rapidly growing membership of artists and photo enthusiasts. The centre is supported by its members and patrons, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council.
Université du Québec a Trois-Riviéres, 2000