2012 Louis Odette Sculptors-in-Residence: BGL - Current Work
May 2, 2012, 2pm-3:30pm
Quebec City-based sculpture trifecta BGL - Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière - are the invited guests of the 2012 Louis Odette Sculptor-in-Residence program in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University, April 23 to May 4.
They will give a public presentation on their current work on May 2.
During their residency, working with a team of 10 students in the Department of Visual Arts, BGL are assembling their installation Fancy Canada for Oh, Canada, the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside this country. The show will be on view May 27, 2012 to April 1, 2013 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Masssachusetts, one of most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art.
With Fancy Canada, BGL are continuing their playful investigation of security fences, building on two previous projects: Solos, an installation that spoke to collective values, social issues, political events and cultural patterns (Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catharines, 2010) and Fancy Fences, which suspended crowd barriers up high in trees (CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area), 2011).
BGL's conceptual rendering for Fancy Canada
For over a decade, BGL has created sculptures, prints and installations that humorously critique the commercialism of contemporary culture. BGL was a finalist for the 2006 Sobey Art Award and was included in the Montreal Biennial 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include Cultiver son jardin at the Centre de design à l’UQAM, Montreal and Marshmallow + Cauldron + Fire =, at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. Recent group shows include Dorm at The Model, Sligo, Ireland, Manoeuvers at Galerie Toni Tàpies in Barcelona and Caught in the Act: Viewer as Performer, at the National Gallery of Canada.
BGL’s residency at York was organized by Visual Arts Professor Brandon Vickerd.
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The Louis Odette Sculptor-in-Residence program strives to create a dynamic learning environment which supports the advancement of the art of sculpture, and where students benefit from participation in and observation of professional studio practices. The residency program is made possible with the generous support of the P. & L. Odette Charitable Foundation.
Map & Directions | Free admission
|Location:||Room 130 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University, 4700 Keele St.|
|Sponsor:||Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts|