John Dummett / Mario Doucette

May 3 – Jun. 14, 2008

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JOHN DUMMETT – REMEMBER WE ARE ALL HERE
MARIO DOUCETTE – HISTOIRES
MAY 3 – JUN. 14

Remember we are all here is a socially engaged examination of the language used in current debates of community and social integration. The installation provides an intimate space for a public mourning of the loss of shared values.

Read the exhibition essay by Sophia Yadong Hao.

In 2004, a residency in Brouage, France, resulted in Histoires, a series of works – half-drawing and half-painting – that continue to inspire thoughts and reflections on the effects of colonization. Histoires is Mario Doucette’s recent body of paintings depicting historical battles between opposing nations, exploring two alternative, imaginary outcomes. Doucette’s paintings reverse the roles of conquerer and conquered and examine the destructive nature of war.

Read the exhibition essay by Nisk Imbeault.

About the artists:

Over the past 10 years, John Dummett has developed socially engaged projects in a variety of contexts including country parks, civic spaces, and galleries and in book form. Recent works have explored the language used in current debates on community and social integration.

Acadian artist Mario Doucette has shown professionally since 1998. He has shown in different mediums – drawings, paintings, performances, videos and super8 films – within the confines of exhibits and events in Canada and beyond (France, Haiti, and Dominican Republic). Active in his artistic community, Mario is a member of Collectif Taupe.

Posted May 3, 2008