Laurent Lévesque: Axes (Axis)

Opening Reception
Friday March 22, 2013 - 7pm to 9pm

Artist Talk
Saturday April 27, 2013 - 2am to 4am

  • Laurent Lévesque, Axis no. 4, 31/05/2003, 04:15:32, Sermersooq, Greenland
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  • Laurent Lévesque, Axis no. 4, 31/05/2003, 04:15:32, Sermersooq, Greenland
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Laurent Lévesque: Axis is a photo-based installation curated by Esther Vincent as a part of the inaugural SPARK PHOTO FESTIVAL.

In this series, which is part of an ongoing project, the Quebec-based artist focuses his camera directly on the sun in a brilliant blue sky, capturing the moment in which a plastic bag enters the axis created between the camera and the sun, redefining the dynamic of the image.

Laurent Lévesque is interested in the potential of objects to generate new dynamics in the landscape. In Lévesque’s excessively fragmented environments, the object becomes a landmark, altering the viewer’s comprehension of the space. The title of each image, referring to moments and places spread all over the world during the last 12 years, questions the intrinsic qualities of landscape as well as the apparent strength of photography as a gateway to reality.

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The APG is offering an artist talk with Laurent Levesque on Saturday April 27, 2013, from 2 to 4 pm. All are welcome.