Monday, June 20, 2011

Lorene Bourgeois at Harbourfront Centre

Blitz Child I by Lorene Bourgeois
Loop member Lorène Bourgeois exhibit of her work Vestiaire/Cloakroom opened  at the Harbourfront Centre, project room on the weekend and will run until September 25, 2011.

Vestiaire /Cloakroom presents a series of large-scale drawings and a video, based upon the subject of clothing and its relation to the human body and head.

"Recently, I have been exploring the territory of head and face protection, including gas masks and military helmets. I am interested not only in the social and utilitarian functions of these artifacts, but also in their qualities as physical objects - the way they frame or envelop the body, and the way they disclose or conceal the human form.

"Isolated from their original context, these objects seem to oscillate between functionality and theatricality, between absurdity and threat. It is this tension, the moment when the function of clothing slips into something less recognizable, that I wish to investigate."

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5J 2G8
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