Ascension exhibit @ Les Territoires promises to transcend boundaries

Photo courtesy of Simone Rochon
Photo courtesy of Simone Rochon

Isn’t it just about that time where everyone feels like getting out of the city? Look no further than Les Territoires’s exhibit Ascension for a beautiful visual and mental escape. The exhibit is set to open at the gallery this Thursday and will feature drawings of untouched landscapes and the artist’s impressive large-scale reconstruction of a mountain out of polystyrene.

Being the centerpiece of the exhibit, the mountain is an accurate depiction of Rochon’s world view in which her artistic output is inextricably tied up with the desire to recreate natural beauty and the inescapable need (at times) for using synthetic materials to reach new creative heights. While fully acknowledging the contradiction in using light-weight synthetic material to represent a landscape, Rochon aims to illustrate the longing for the natural while grounded in urban surroundings and materials.

See you at the vernissage Thursday August 11  starting at 6pm to view what Les Territoires describes as a “phantasmagoric” season debut!

Ascension @ 6pm, Les Territoires Gallery (372 St. Catherine W. suite 527, metro Place-des-Arts).

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