The Ottawa School of Art Orleans Campus Gallery has created a new opportunity in its 2017 calendar titles Living Gallery. Living Gallery is an in gallery residency, opening the Gallery to an artist to create within the gallery space, the gallery will be open to the public to see, experience and share something of the artistic process. Opening a dialogue and letting people have a glimpse into the art making process. The residency will be followed by an exhibition of the work.
The Ottawa School of Art Orleans Campus is proud to present Montreal-based artist Dominique Sirois for our first Living Gallery project. Dominique Sirois will be working in the Gallery from June 14 to June 26, 2017. She will also be working and open to the public Sunday June 18 from 1 p.m. to 3p.m. during Meet the Artist.
Dominique Sirois residency will culminate with her exhibition Indice éternité II. The exhibition will be on display from June 29 to July 29 with a reception on Thursday evening July 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at which time we are pleased to have Ms. Sirois back for an in the gallery artist talk at the beginning of the reception. The Ottawa School of Art’s Orleans Gallery is located on the main floor of the Shenkman Arts Centre. All welcome!
As part of the residency project, Dominique Sirois will be building on her ongoing series Indice éternité. While presenting some existing pieces from Indice éternité Sirois will be building new works for her show Indice éternité II
Indice éternité is part of a series of projects relating art and economy with an original perspective. For this creation, Sirois takes as a starting point emotions like the desire for gain and the fear of loosing, widespread tendencies that are particularly exacerbated in the realm of finance. Indice éternité II explores death as the ultimate obstacle in capitalism and considers contemporary research on eternal life in a world full of the inequalities.
Besides the new pieces that will be created during the residency, Dominique Sirois has selected work from artists Simon Belleau and Luc Paradis to create a dialogue with her work.
Dominique Sirois is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Montreal, she holds a MFA from UQAM in visual art. Her work deals with three fields of interest: value and surveillance, economy and affects, and ruins and obsolescence. She has exhibited nationally and has presented her work internationally as part of residencies and collaborations.
Ottawa School of Art Orleans campus Gallery located in the Shenkman Arts Centre
Free Reception. All Welcome! 245 Centrum Blvd. Orleans ON. K1E 0A1