If some painter's actions are underlying their aesthetic and conceptual intentions, they are also determined by practical and material factors. Particular and recurring gestures, generators of styles, palettes and subsequently of the corpus of works, are often the result of a succession of habits, tics even errors. It's in this perspective that the most recent Mathieu Lévesque's research is oriented around this ambiguity between the painter's know-how and laissez-faire.
Clay Mahn's paintings and sculptures combine with Gary LaPointe Jr.'s drawings and transformed objets question the value, construction and transformation of the frame as a conceptual foundation. Mahn's meditative paintings refine the physicality and pictorial material to reveal its density, lines, limits and structures. LaPointe concrete sculptures refer to the devices they came from which is the architectural models of space negotiations.