Monday, October 28, 2013

ArtNow for November 2013

Stella Pace

Véronique La Perrière M. 

Tuesday November 5th at 7 p.m.


Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents: 

Stella Pace:

Montreal born artist, Stella Pace, is both a sculptor and print maker.  Her work is characterized by her monumental sculpture installations.  

The recurring social themes in her work of family, war and religion, are deeply personal to the artist and at the same time they touch upon universal common concerns questioning our role as individuals in society. Pace’s installations are monumental in scope and yet each individual piece is forged from the most humble materials such as rope, straw, metal and concrete.  They are infused with an sense of humanity which calls upon us to reflect upon our place within a collective; on our humanity or inhumanity, our weaknesses, and strengths, our solitude and our ultimate mortality.   Stella Pace has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Véronique La Perrière M.

Véronique La Perrière M. is an artist who lives and works in Montreal. She holds an MFA from Université du Québec à Montréal and she is currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD at Concordia University. Her work have been presented in different places in Canada and abroad – in the United-States, Australia, Luxembourg, Sweden and Finland. She received in 2009 the prize Bourse Plein Sud for emerging artist and her artwork is included in various private and public collections. 

Véronique's art practice is choreographed around questions that relate to memory and trace, perception and identity, the invisible and the phantasmagorical. Through various mediums, such as rawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and video, her work explores how culture shapes our understanding of the past and our relationship with oneself. Her actual researches examine the intersections between mythology, psychoanalysis and alchemy