Constructing Space

Laura St. Pierre, 07.31 (detail), Urban Vernacular Series, 2010

Laura St. Pierre, 03.06 (detail), Urban Vernacular Series, 2010

Constructing Space, Installation view at Gallery 44

Taking Care of Business, Installation view at Gallery 44

Constructing Space, Installation view at Gallery 44

Constructing Space

Friday, March 2, 2012 to Saturday, March 31, 2012
Opening Reception:
March 2,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Laura St. Pierre’s Urban Vernacular Series consists of large-scale photographs that document the sculptural installations she makes in the urban environment. Rooted in both sculptural and photographic methods of production, items that we normally discard after a few hours or days are resurrected in a new form—as trash architecture in trashed spaces.

Immony Men’s project Taking Care of Business is a photo-based performance/installation. Men’s installation sees him set-up office in the gallery printing image sections on post-it notes and mounting them to the walls creating an encompassing life-size image.

File Taking Care of Business (Gallery 44 - Toronto, Ontario) 2012 by Immony Men

 

Artist Biography: 

Laura St. Pierre is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. Her installations, sculptures, public works and photography have been exhibited throughout Canada, garnering critical attention in national and international publications. St.Pierre earned undergraduate degrees at UBC and The U of A, and completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at Concordia University in Montreal. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and scholarships as well as major arts grants. She currently lives, works, and teaches in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Immony Men is a graduate of the MFA Visual Arts program at University of Windsor. He completed his BFA at Concordia majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies within Studio Arts. In recent years his artwork has been exhibited in artist-run-centres across Canada. Men is a member of the Broken City Lab research group; an initiative that tactically disrupts and engages the city. He is currently developing an artist apartment residency program titled Change in Plans.