Les formes en porte-à-faux
Véronique Lépine lives and works in Montreal. The reproduction of objects is at the heart of her creative process. The lack of realism and perspective, as well as the choice of colors attributed to objects, recall the aesthetics of illustration, on the border between folk art and pop art. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions. Amongst others, there are Des objets épars (Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, 2014), Projet Passeport (Dare-Dare, 2016) and Archives cannibales (La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, 2014). She is co-founder of Pique-nique.
Galerie B-312 is pleased to present Les formes en porte-à-faux of the artist Véronique Lépine. This exhibition follows a residency at the Gallery last summer. Through an instinctive process, the artist proposes assemblages of manually reproduced objects that can be apprehended from a privileged point of view, as when looking at a painting.—Starting from the sensitive observation of her surroundings and through reproduction and manipulation, Véronique Lépine reinterprets the workshop materials and the objects of her daily life in order to strip them of their utilitarian functions. As part of an exploratory approach that question the malleability of the material, the artist uses unconventional strategies to explore ceramics and molding. These reversals and games of association operate in a playful and conceptual way. This great freedom with which Véronique Lépine transform her models gives her installations a sensibility reminding the folk universe. The artist's assemblages proceed by accumulation, and their organization creates spaces in which imbalance and precariousness become a force of tension crossing all the propositions. This exhibition is the culmination of the artist's research as a candidate for the Master of Visual Arts at UQAM.