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02-05 Art exhibition Nous, aujourd'hui
February 5th
February 27th
Arts Underground
This art exhibition features the creations of six Francophone artists from the Yukon on the theme Nous, aujourd'hui, showcasing a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, embroidery, drawing and art installations. The works will be on display until February 27.
About the Exhibit
Nous, aujourd'hui pays homage to who we are in 2021, transformed by the events which have shaken the foundations of our societies. The exhibit is a window on the woman of the past, the present and the future, diverse in her gender identity - this woman who has helped to shape our current culture. The Me Too movement, born in 2007 (but officially established in 2017), is an ongoing revolution which has helped women and girls to stand up for themselves, speak out and claim their rightful place. As it evolved, the movement gave a voice to all those who do not belong to the privileged upper class. This revolution is far from over, and it applies to all of us: the word is out there and the conversation goes on.
The Artists
Nicole Bauberger
Nicole Bauberger spent the pandemic exploring at home, using glass and clay that she found, working and exhibiting in the woods at the back of her property. These materials took shape and became rooted in her imagination. She has been living in the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council since 2003.
Sylvie Binette
Sylvie Binette, long-time Yukoner, is a mutli-displinary artist. She is taken Yukon's natural and cultural heritage and its intepretation. She harnesses metaphors in order to reveal concepts and provoke a reflection. It is through expressing ideas and subtleties that she creates a dialogue between the public and her art. This museum professional continuously pushes the boundaries. She aspires to be a maker of experiences and memories. Since 2009, her installations and performances are witnesses of that.
Marie-Hélène Comeau
Originally from Montréal, this Franco-Yukoner artist has been exploring the construction of her northern identity through art since her arrival in the North in 1992. This exploration is executed through various mediums, such as painting, performance and cultural mediation. Her work can be found in several private collections in the Yukon, Québec and Alaska. The community impact and significance of her work gained her a special mention in 2018 from the Yukon Government. Marie-Hélène Comeau lives and works in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Maeva Esteva
Maeva Esteva was born in France in 1986 and moved to the island of Huahine in French Polynesia at the age of nine. Ten years ago, the artist chose to move to the Yukon, in search of wild spaces, mountains and the cool air. Maeva began working in photography and drawing to express her connection with nature and the world. Through her work, she highlights the presence of the wilderness to remind us that it lies at the very heart of our lives.
Joe La Jolie
A multidisciplinary artist who has been living in the Yukon for the past decade, Joe La Jolie has been going from one medium to another since childhood. For her, visual arts, body painting, theatre, poetry and circus performance are stimulating ways to express life and the emotions that shape it. The artist feels an incessant need to talk about what she sees happening. In art, she finds the ideal communication channel to meet the other and put forth the symbolic aesthetic of the world she is trying to embody in her work.
Françoise La Roche
Originally from Québec, Françoise La Roche has been living in the Yukon for 13 years. She learnt textile arts from her mother, Léa. Through the years, she has explored various art techniques, including weaving, tapestry sewing and knitting. Now she is mainly dedicated to the art of embroidery. Thread, a needle and a scrap of fabric act as her paints, brush and canvas.
Renseignements
Virginie Hamel
Arts and Culture Manager
867 668-2663, ext 830
vhamel@afy.yk.ca
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