York University’s Glendon Gallery has revived its tradition of supporting artists by publishing the first monograph of visual artist Marc Audette. In the past, the gallery has produced catalogues of the work of artists who have made a significant contribution to the world of visual arts. The last monograph was published over 10 years ago. The current catalogue titled Écran/Screen is the result of close collaboration between the Glendon Gallery and Montreal’s Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain gallery.
Left: L´intuition d´Ovide 1, 1994. cibachrome, 135 x 70 cm, by Marc Audette
The monograph details an exhibition of large-scale photographs by Audette at the Glendon Gallery, which took place May 4 to June 6, 2000, during Contact 2000 Photography Month. The installation, titled Beau temps mauvais temps, combined fixed photography images and mobile video images. Collective memory and individual remembrances were at the centre of this body of work, which examined the impact of emotions on human intellect.
A second exhibition titled Écran/Screen, which followed in May 2002, at Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, featured mixed media works by Audette that showcased his considerable technical skill. For the exhibition, Audette combined a number of digital video pieces with classical photography.
The text for the monograph, which draws from both exhibits, was compiled with the collaboration of noted Canadian art critic Véronique Tomaszewski and visual arts journalist Maria Zimmermann Brendel.
“This catalogue represents a strong desire to take Marc Audette’s art beyond the walls of the gallery. While art can truly be appreciated only through an immediate, personal relationship, a catalogue offers the chance to create […] another type of relationship, in which images, memory, text and reflection are woven together,” said Pierre-François Ouellette, director of the Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain gallery. “We hope that our readers will be seduced by the work of Marc Audette and feel moved to come to future exhibits in order to experience it in person.”
The publication Écran/Screen is available by contacting the Glendon Gallery at 416-487-6721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.