Exhibition Hours: Mar 16 - Mar 27, 12 PM - 7 PM
Vernissage: Mar 22, 6 PM - 9 PM
How can visual art practices record and conserve the movement of the human body in space? Featuring the work of seven artists, Art Crush in Time focuses on the performative nature of mark making. Through the exploration of a variety of notational systems in painting, sculpture and performance, the exhibition informs a corporeal understanding of human movement in places. The pieces selected reveal an emotional analysis of the dialogue between the body and the spatial constructions around it. By offering an intimate experience to the viewer, some artworks also visualize how built environments contain and direct behaviour in public social spaces. The gallery is thus presented as a liminal place seeking a balance between individual constructivism, mark-making as a recording device, and the shared space.
Curators: Avery Zhao-Djokic, Marie Lemieux
liliesOfTheVallée (Emmanuelle Forgues and Sam Bourgault) - carcassesSolubles
Jenna Ladd - Fragmented Body
Owen Coolidge - Experimental Semantics
Erin Berry - Lymph
Maude Lauziere Dumas - Passage humain
Paule Gilbert - Hall Building Escalators as Drawing Device
Tina Lam - Toujours, Imaginer sera plus grand que Vivre
Art Matters is a non-profit festival that celebrates and supports the developing talent housed at Concordia University, with the aim of providing emerging artists with practical skills, tools, and knowledge. Since 2000, the festival has taken place every year during the month of March. Art Matters starts a dialogue between students and professionals by providing galleries and venues as a platform to promote artwork. Art Matters strives to build an inclusive community and encourages accessibility and diversity.