Quand nos yeux se toucheront (nos mains n'y pourront rien)
Caroline Mauxion graduated from Gobelins–School L'image (France) and holds a Master’s degree in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM. In 2015, she won the Sylvie and Simon Blais award for emerging visual artists. She has several solo exhibitions in Montreal (Les Territoires, Galerie de l’UQAM, Optica Centre d’art contemporain and Galerie Simon Blais). In 2018, she completed a residency at the Banff Art Centre through the CALQ supported studio program. Her works are part of the Prêt d’œuvres d’art collection of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
Galerie B-312 is pleased to present Caroline Mauxion’s latest exhibition Quand nos yeux se toucheront (nos mains n’y pourront rien). If the artist’s visual though regularly emanates from literature, this time it’s from her personal, sensitive and physical experiences that she apprehends her research on image’s materiality. Caroline Mauxion focuses on photographic gestures and performs them. She sees the imprint process as a fruitful hypothesis and as a experiment. Casting plaster on an inkjet print restores the image’s materiality and the folded paper becomes a receptive body, bearing clues and marks like stigmas. This transfer between the plaster’s surface and the skin runs through the entire exhibition of Caroline Mauxion as an analogue network rich in evocations.
Caroline Mauxion thanks Jean-Philippe Thibault and Jean-François Gautier as well as the Canada Council for the Arts for their support in the realization of this exhibition.