DHC/ART is pleased to present a major exhibition by French artist Valérie Belin.
Valérie Belin creates monumental monochrome or hyper-saturated colour images that meet at the intersections of still life, the studio portrait, and concepts of minimalist sculpture. Her engagement with photography over the last twenty years has allowed her to create a body of work that is singular in its ability to meaningfully consider the plasticity of the medium through an exploration of artifice and illusion, as well as collection and display.
Taking the concept of ‘surface tension’ as a curatorial thread, this solo exhibition will feature images produced throughout the 2000s with an emphasis on her most recent works, which demonstrate the power of digital tools to exponentially increase the possibilities of chromatic intervention. The exhibition will take place at 451 Saint-Jean, accompanied by a satellite presentation at the Phi Centre. In all, the exhibition will showcase over fifty photographs.
This event is sponsored by FRIMAS 2014, a cultural program of the French General Consulate in Quebec and the Institut Français.