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From the manipulation of light (through filtering, combination, or diffraction) to work on the supporting medium (film, photographic paper, walls) to searching out pictorial compositions on city streets, a space of exploration opens up for photography around the various manifestations of colour. The result is images that challenge our perceptions. Often, the referent for these works is abstract painting, with its long tradition of experimentation, but the real also bears its share of perceptual ambiguity with regard to the impact of colours.
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Steve Veilleux, Projections – Sébastien Hudon, An Achievable Dystopia

Steve Veilleux, Projections – Sébastien Hudon, An Achievable Dystopia

March 20, 2019 [originally published in CV99 in Winter 2015] — One can easily imagine the scene, so banal that it is universal. On a moonless night, its highbeams blazing, a new car, with a new couple inside, rolls down a remote road, far from the bustle of the city. The passengers, the nuclear family of the post-atomic era, already see themselves there, deluded by the illusion of an extraordinary suburb – one of a thousand similar suburbs…

Allison Tweedie, Cutting Sunsets – Gentiane La France, Domesticated Landscapes

Allison Tweedie, Cutting Sunsets – Gentiane La France, Domesticated Landscapes

March 18, 2019 [originally published in CV99 in Winter 2015] — The series Cutting Sunsets is composed of small-format collages portraying scenes of daily life around affluent dwellings on the American west coast. A few people, here and there, quietly tend to their land, do maintenance, contemplate, walk around, and converse…

Normand Rajotte, Le chantier – Caroline Loncol Daigneault, In the Eye of the Beaver

Normand Rajotte, Le chantier – Caroline Loncol Daigneault, In the Eye of the Beaver

March 13, 2019 [originally published in CV99 in Winter 2015] — Le chantier: the first image. Through marks and lines – green, taupe, orange – a wet woodlands glistens. In the foreground, three black tree trunks. The one in the centre is cut open at the base, showing freshly gnawed yellow flesh. It partially hides a pile of branches arranged in an outwardly spreading form – the key, the sun of the image…

Valérie Jouve, Five women from the country of the moon – Fabien Pinaroli

Valérie Jouve, Five women from the country of the moon – Fabien Pinaroli

March 11, 2019 [originally published in CV99 in Winter 2015] — For more than twenty years, in her encounters and the resulting portraits, Valérie Jouve has been navigating among reference points composed of historical markers such as architecture in peripheral zones, or the habituses of contemporary human beings…

Forgotten Photography : The Case of Béla F. Egyedi – Zoë Tousignant

Forgotten Photography : The Case of Béla F. Egyedi – Zoë Tousignant

March 6, 2019 [originally published in CV99 in Winter 2015] — Béla Ferenc Egyedi was born in 1913 in Esztergom, Hungary. He immigrated to Canada in 1951 and lived for many years in Montreal’s Milton-Park neighbourhood, at various addresses on Lorne Avenue and Durocher Street, near Milton Street. He was simultaneously a photographer, a printmaker, a poet, and a ceramicist…

Web exclusive content. Originally published only in French.

Web exclusive content. Originally published only in French.

Web exclusive content. Originally published only in French.

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