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Richard Baillargeon

Les Marques de l'exsangue

March 15 to April 27, 2008
Curator: Lisanne Nadeau

Lévis-born Richard Baillargeon, an anthropologist by training, has been working for close to two decades on a photographic oeuvre in which the incorporation of words on the paper support weaves a framework that opens onto multiple poetic interpretations. The exhibition Les Marques de l'exsangue, curated by Lisanne Nadeau, comprises some thirty images laid out in the form of polyptychs. It is an exploration of the narrative virtualities of the still picture, based on heterogeneous materials. Composed mainly of visual documents such as fragments of old post cards, illustrations and photos from an anonymous family album, the polyptychs serve to explore the tangled paths of meaning and feeling. While drawing the viewer into a story where reality and fiction intertwine, Baillargeon's intent is ceaselessly deported towards a metaphoric space where landmarks shift and the known becomes a blur.

Opening Saturday March 15 at 3 p.m.
Presentation by Richard Baillargeon and Lisanne Nadeau Wednesday March 26 at 7 p.m.