OPENING THURSDAY APRIL 11th 7-9:30 PM- CONTROL FIELDS MICHEL BOULANGER
Michel Boulanger, Terre Blanche, 2011
April 11- May 12th
Opening: Thursday April 11, 7 pm [Artist will be in attendance]
Art Crawl Fri April 12
Workshop Saturday April 13
Pictorial and graphic experiments are currently the concentration of Michel Boulanger’s practice. Through 3D works he manipulates and transforms objects by adjusting angles and lighting in order to create different textural compositions. Control Fields consists of a video installation of looped animated images. It is concerned with territorial problems in agriculture. Which examines the overwhelming pig population verses human and the contrast between growing corn and pig farming which are common in rural Quebec. The viewer is given a sense of mystery by exploring the never ending play between these concerns.
Michel Boulanger was born in Montagny, Quebec and is currently living in Montreal. In 1992 he received a Masters degree in Fine arts at the University of Quebec a Montreal, where he is currently professor at the visual and media arts department. He has been involved in various solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. Previously he has exhibited at Musée d’art Contemporain of Montreal, B-312 gallery, l’Oeil de Poisson and Axe Neo-7 in Quebec; Neutral Ground, in Saskatchewan; Galerie Sans Nom in New Brunswick. Recently,he was involved in the VideoFormes film festival in France, O:4W festival, Cardiff, in United Kingdom and Kasseler Docfest, in Kassel, Germany. His paintings, drawings and animated films are now in many private and public collections. Boulanger is also amongst the foundings member of B-312 Gallery. He has received various grants from the Canada Art Council and the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture from the Government of Quebec.