Alone In The House (Still Life with Clarice Lispector)

Elisabeth Belliveau, Still Life with Fallen Fruit, video still, 2019

Alone In The House (Still Life with Clarice Lispector)

Friday, May 1, 2020 to Saturday, June 6, 2020
Opening Reception
May 1,
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Artist talk and walk-through
May 2,
2:00PM to 4:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

It wasn’t until she tried reading Clarice Lispector for the second time that the author’s work really resonated with Edmonton based artist Elisabeth Belliveau. Like Lispector, Belliveau is interested in exploring the material, flexible nature of time. While Lispector builds her worlds with words, Belliveau creates hers through sculpture, stop motion animation and more recently, lenticular prints. Still lifes form the foundation of her practice where found materials, clay creatures and 3D-printed objects breathe amongst growing and disintegrating flowers and fruit; time transforms, decays and is reborn. The narratives created through the meticulous work of stop motion upend the traditional tropes of still lifes; the artist imbues her scenes with a ripening feminism, where it appears that a spell has been cast on objects and viewers a-like. 

Presented in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

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