« We’re not all born to obey »
Normand’s work proceeds from a reflection on forces in conflict, but also on this necessary adversity which, very often, generates balance and consequently the pursuit of the existential and artistic quest. From this reflection comes a posture: to be free requires courage and perseverance, certainly, but also an anchoring in the present in spite of the tyrannical forces of finitude and perennity. In this exhibition entitled “Quelques murmures”, what Normand evokes is the human capacity to rise and rebuild, but above all, to refuse the alienating immobility that breaks the wings of creation.
Maya Kulenovic’s works often represent liminal states that encompass being and non-being, trance and awakening. Marked by traces of past events, or filled with the anticipation of the imminent, they haunt and are haunted. Kulenovic’s paintings are created from numerous translucent layers, some of which define the subject and others whose primary role is to obscure or partially destroy the previous layer. The remnants of these layers are visible in subtle traces that reconstruct the surface with a degree of unexpectedness and uncontrollability. This sculptural technique involves a similar approach to creation: destruction and reconstruction. The process of pouring concrete involves a methodical layering of the material, which enhances textures and colours. Once completed, the sculpture is often eroded by water, acid, or various tools, then rebuilt and refined. Kulenovic’s work is more evocative than descriptive, with a multitude of possible interpretations.
Some murmurs, I hear the beating of the wing of the Being. Deep down, in the nest of this life. To curl up in this space where there is Sound, Matter, Light all in fusion. In union. And get up, walk, fly. Light, weightless in the beauty of our essence. Where we come from. From within. With wings in her head, Marie-Josée Roy leads us to discover paths that reveal a transcendental passage: what is the world, is us. Go there and listen between two breaths, and find yourself. These light quiverings, so close, so familiar, whispers guiding us towards this space where the present is king. Marie-Josée Roy transposes the delicacy, the light, and the intimacy of introspection through the malleable roughness of metal. Pen and steel merge to exhibit the intangible relationship between Essence and the self.