Danielle Cormier


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Danielle Cormier lives and works in Quebec City. In Fall 2023, she graduated from Université Laval with a Master’s degree in visual arts. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Galerie des arts visuels de l’Université Laval (2023) and at Centre Atoll, Victoriaville (2021). She participated in a duo exhibition with Tyna Awad, at Regart, Lévis (2023), and took part in several group exhibitions and public events, including Naturfact, an artistic integration project in the vitrines of the Musée de géologie René-Bureau, curated by Geneviève Chevalier (2023), and Peinture fraîche et nouvelle construction - 18e édition, Art Mûr, Montreal (2022). In Spring 2023, she did a residency at AdMare in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine in collaboration with Vincent Thériault. She is the recipient of the Prix VU (2021) and of a master’s scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2022).

22 February 2024 to 6 April 2024

Galerie B-312 is pleased to present Ephemerides, the latest exhibition of Danielle Cormier. Working in a continuous stream rather than on independent projects or bodies of work, the artist is interested in the possible modes of emergence of the object, the arising of the form and the shifting potentialities allowed by working with an evolving material like plaster. The process of setting plaster marks time and makes it a tangible material. Between surprise and intentional determination, Danielle Cormier's practice is remarkably intuitive. She plays with the processes of imprinting and molding by performing a certain reversal. Matter contains and is contained. It deposits itself or is shaped. Starting with an initial imprint made directly on elements of nature, she creates forms where the material is poured, spread and set. Elsewhere, she takes plaster in its thickening phase and shapes it around the formwork, which acts more as a core. Both conceptually and materially, the taking-shape of the material guide the work. Since coloring is done in the mass, it is inseparable from the corporality of his sculptural objects. These latter, over the course of explorations become increasingly monumental. The artist's body and strength mark their limits. You have to be able to move them. Their imposing size reflects the artist's preoccupation with architectural space, which she seeks to activate by studying the spatialization of her works. In astronomy, ephemerides also refer to the daily cartography of the positioning of celestial objects in constant motion. In her work, there is a desire to make apparent the tension between the fixity of the object and the potential movement in their positioning, in the path that the installation induces for the viewer. This sensation is all truer as the sculptures are placed directly on the ground, where the viewer is also positioned, in a direct relationship with the place that makes them stand out, and vice versa. An exhibition on view until April 6.