Jennifer Macklem: TWILIGHT
3 May 2015 to 28 June 2015, the Alfred-Pellan Hall of the Maison des Arts de Laval hosts the solo exhibition by Jennifer Macklem, Twilight.
The Alfred-Pellan Hall presents an exhibition that challenges visitors through powerful themes that the artist has explored for several years: biodiversity, the environment, mystical traditions and materiality. These themes are transformed over time and exhibit futuristic stories.
Jennifer Macklem continues her long-reaching, formal research into the concept of nordicity, presenting here and now some retrospective moments in this quest. Twilight is an installation in various parts that maintains, with some distortions and variations, elements that she has developed in recent years: structures in blue foam insulation, video, polythene rays, bronze or fabric figurines and the involvement of spectators who can be active dreamers or speakers.
The unexpected arrival of a new material, a drone, introduces special emphasis within this 2015 project--it reveals the possibilities of the production of a twilight at two different scales: the human and the aerial. -- Lise Lamarche, Art Historian
The artist Jennifer Macklem is from Montreal. She graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris and the Parsons School of Design in New York. She later earned a Master of Fine Arts at UQAM in Montreal. Her artistic career has been accompanied by a significant path in art education in France, Canada and India. She is currently an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Ottawa.
Jennifer Macklem is interested in many forms of art: sculpture, video, performance, installation, painting and public art. She seeks experimentation both in practice and in the rapport of the public to works.