Jo-Anne Balcaen: J’adore ton travail (March 8)

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by Drink & Draw MTL on March 8, 2013

Image: The FUTURE (2013), Gouache on paper, 9″ x 20″

Head on over to Monastiraki tonight for the opening of Jo-Anne Balcaen‘s exhibition “J’adore ton travail,” a series of playful yet poignant typographic works that include ink and gouache on paper, letterpress, typewritten text and laser prints. Most of these pieces are being shown publicly for the first time. Check out more of her work online!

The works in the exhibition represent a loose body of work that has developed in parallel, albeit in the shadow of, my main art practice, which mainly consists of installation, video and print. These works, dating from 2007 to 2013, are influenced by the vernacular of popular culture, commercial signage and graphic design. Their stark, formal presentation stands in contrast to the deeper emotional or psychological message they convey of the duelling forces of self-affirmation and doubt.

J’adore ton travail: March 8 – 31 | Monastiraki (5478 St-Laurent) | Vernissage March 8, 6pm

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