September 15 - October 8, 2017IN QUEBEC — 1, côte Dinan G1K 3V5
September 15 - October 8, 2017
Thierry Arcand-Bossé, Gris Google
The gallery Lacerte art contemporain (Québec) is pleased to present Patinoires – a selection of recent photographs by the artist Ivan Binet.
“Ultimate symbol of nordicity, the rink occupies an important place in the North American collective unconscious. The Patinoires series explores the plastic potentialities of these playgrounds. Here, then, the skating rink becomes material. A material that varies according to the light, the seasons and the passing time. Thus the space of the rink constitutes an opportunity to capture the interactions of its various visual elements that are the games lines, those of the side bands, but also the benches and the goals. A set of motifs is established between the playing area and the nature of the surroundings. The skating rinks of various municipalities in the Gaspésie, Charlevoix and Bas-Saint-Laurent have been listed. While some traces seem to be erasing, others are distinguished by their bright colors, highlighting the presence of a winter that remains despite the seasons.”
Text by Florence Le Blanc
Ivan Binet, a photographer from Quebec City, has developed a photographic practice for more than twenty years, exploring mainly the notion of landscape. He staged places familiar to him, with which a dialogue was established in which photography took on the role of mediator. He works from points of view which lead to a loss of destabilizing spatial reference, where the line between representation and abstraction flexes to bring the viewer to a vertigo state. His works can be found in several public collections, including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the Musée canadien de la photographie contemporaine d’Ottawa and the Loto-Québec Collection. The artist realized more than twenty works present in the public space with several grants for projects of integration of the arts in the architecture. In 2005, he won the Videre Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture in Quebec City. Ivan Binet lives and works at L’Ange-Gardien.
Ivan Binet — Learn more about the artist