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Margins of Memory / Trames de mémoire
14 Mar 1998 – 26 Apr 1998
Patrick Traer. Untitled from Systemic Drawings 1993. Machine embroidery on shot taffetta, 150 x 150 cm.
Curator Renee Baert for Centre d'expression St-Hyacinthe
Organized around themes of memory and corporeality, Margins of Memory included works by the Canadian artists Dominique Blain, Cathy Daley, Aganetha Dyck, Faye HeavyShield, Patrick Traer, and Evelyn von Michalofski. Though sculpture predominated, even the two-dimensional works projected an assertive, spatial presence. The artists shared a tendency to present clothing in place of the figure, in formats ranging from Dyck's collaboration with bees to "embalm" articles of dress, to Blain's display of military helmets as objects for contemplation.
Curator Renee Baert wrote in the bilingual catalogue that "these mnemonic materializations return us to the experience of bodies and beings that are culturally imprinted, psychically constructed and irreducibly mortal."
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