Ruins

Jérôme Nadeau, Untitled from the series Ruins, chromogenic inks and dyes transferred onto undeveloped Fujicolor Chrystal Archive paper, 2012-2013

Jérôme Nadeau, Untitled from the seriesRuins, chromogenic inks and dyes transferred onto undeveloped Fujicolor Chrystal Archive paper, 2012-2013

Ruins, installation view in G44 vitrines, photo by Morris Lum

Ruins, installation view in G44 vitrines, photo by Morris Lum

Ruins

Friday, May 2, 2014 to Saturday, June 7, 2014
Opening Reception:
May 3,
2:00PM to 5:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Exploring notions of disintegration, disappearance and decay, Jérôme Nadeau’s practice is concerned with externalizing typically unseen production processes. Interested in the poetic language of abstraction, Nadeau offers reflections on image, material, and the inherent qualities of the photographic medium. Ruins features artworks made using a technique that extracts the ink and dyes from an image printed on chromogenic paper, which is then transferred directly onto a sheet of undeveloped Fujicolor Chrystal Archive Paper. In doing so, Nadeau creates images that exist in a visceral space where an object not only represents the past but also defies the indexical properties of the image in the present.

Essay by Sam Cotter:

 Not Not Photography_G44.pdf

 

Panel Discussion

Hidden Image: A Panel Discussion on Photography + Abstraction 

Confronting the limits of the photographic medium and exploring the nuanced language of abstraction, this panel brings together artists whose works mine the fluid categorizations of image, material, and object.

Join artists Jérôme Nadeau, Laurie KangSheree Hovsepian  and Jim Verburg in a conversational discussion around the discursive and metaphoric possibilities of the minimal composition. 

Co-presented by The Drake Hotel and Gallery 44

May 4, 2014 - 2pm – 4pm, Drake Underground - 1150 Queen Street West  

Artist Biography: 

Jérôme Nadeau is an artist, curator and editor based in Montreal. He is currently enrolled in the MFA program at Concordia University in Montreal. In 2013, he founded SOON, an independent publishing house focusing on producing visually and intellectually challenging high-end art books. His work was shown in solo and group exhibitions at Les Territoires, FOFA Gallery, Push Gallery and the Société des Arts Technologiques in Montreal, as well as in Quebec City and Island. He is the 2013 recipient of the Mildred and Margot Lande Graduate Scholarship in Photography. 

Writer: 

Sam Cotter is a Toronto-based artist and writer; his practice employs photography, film, installation and sculpture to focus on issues of visual representation and relationships between art and culture.