2019_Ares-gMaude Arès, Tournage débutant par la poudre d’une craie bleue (detail), 2017, Éliot le pêcheur, Le bâton de bois taillé et sa larme bleue, dried petals, sea wood, corkscrew-shaped bean, polished stone, Kevin's protective foam, pinecone, collar parcel from a black dress. Photo: Samuel Trudelle-Gendron

Maude Arès. J'aime être entourée de bacs d'eau qui s'évapore

Graduating master’s student in visual and media arts (MFA), UQAM

May 17 - June 22, 2019 

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 5:30 p.m.

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J’aime être entourée de bacs d’eau qui s’évapore portrays a tiny universe composed of fragmented, fragile materials. The installation consists of a large table on which is deposited a collection of anodyne found objects as well as a series of slender, delicate little sculptures. During the exhibition, Maude Arès will move these small objects in a play of balance and displacement. The sculptures will then be used as extensions allowing slow, risky manipulations of the displayed materials. Exploring breakage, crumbling, shrinking, union and entanglement, attention is focused on the relationships, movements and transformations of matter. The sculptures and interventions of the artist are in perpetual change, perceptible on different dimensional and temporal scales. By observing and listening attentively, we are able to note the details that comprise the totality of this miniature world. Through an exploration of precariousness and vulnerability, Maude Arès seeks to deploy the power of fragility.

Canada Council for the Arts Canada Council for the Arts


Université du Québec à Montréal
1400, Rue Berri, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, Local J-R 120
Montréal, Québec
Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Free admission