The latest photographic works by Marc Audette, curator of York’s Glendon Gallery since 2001, will be part of this year’s CONTACT Photography Festival.
The CONTACT Photography Festival will take place from May 3 to 31, with the opening reception May 3, 3 to 5pm. Audette’s work will be exhibited at the Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain Gallery, 65 George St. in Toronto, open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 5:30pm.
In his work, Audette exploits and explores the conventions and technological features of photography, establishing both the limits and the possibilities of the image while creating wonder and incongruity. Through videos, photo projections, backlit and still photos with video overlays, he re-stages core processes for viewing, imagining and communicating.
The Line is a series of photographs in which Audette plays with a custom-made, portable lighting system in forests of the Americas. The bright line of light that runs through the photographs operates like a drawing tool, exploring and embracing the landscape while suggesting narrative possibilities.
Audette studied fine art at the University of Quebec in Hull and earned a master’s degree in visual arts from York University. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Galerie 44 (Toronto), the McLaren Art Centre (Barrie, Ont.) and DiVA Videoart Fair (New York).
He is a founding member of L’AGAVF : L’Association des groupes en arts visuels francophones, a national arts service organization that represents visual arts groups active in francophone communities outside the province of Quebec.
In addition to teaching in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York’s Keele campus, he teaches a visual arts course in the multidisciplinary studies department at the Glendon campus. His work can be found in several public and corporate collections, including the City of Ottawa, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.
For more information, contact the festival at 514-395-6032 or firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain Gallery website or the CONTACT Photography Festival website.