Lise Beaudry

Centre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice presents:

Lignes d’horizon, lignes de repėre
Horizontal Lines, Reference Lines
Lise Beaudry

Curated by Sally Frater

April 12 – May 25, 2019
Reception: Friday May 10, (7:00 pm to 10:00 pm) during Hamilton Artcrawl

Lignes d’horizon, lignes de repère (2017)

Beaudry’s work is influenced by the “lure of the local”, as Lucy Lippard describes, the sense and pull of a place. For Beaudry this is the land, geography and activities of the north. As a Franco- Ontarian artist originally from the rural region of Témiscamingue, she often returns to the area to find inspiration in its location and her experiences that stem from it. Coming from a European and colonial history, Beaudry’s connection to this land is complicated by the cruel acts of her ancestors. Recently, her exploration of the “local” continues with a reinvestigation of her archive of family photographs. In this exhibition, Beaudry works with imagery of water and land, with a particular attention to their meeting point. This encounter was an entry point for settlers. Beaudry uses fragments of these photographs where the point of view or the settler presence shifts from standing on land to looking towards land. At times empty, at times occupied by activities typical of her experiences in these spaces, the fragmented landscape is an interference on the form and narrative of the image.

Lise Beaudry is a Franco-Ontarian artist based in Toronto. She holds a BFA from Concordia University (1997) and an MFA from York University (2006). Beaudry is a professor in the Art and Art History program at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto in Mississauga.

Sally Frater is an independent curator who holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph and an MA in Contemporary Art from The University of Manchester/Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In her practice she is interested in exploring issues of spatial theory, memory, the archive, and photography.

Chez Sandy (2018)

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