In this exhibition, Montreal artist Yann Pocreau unveils new works that are the fruit of explorations he made in a creative residency at the Darling Foundry (2016-2018) sponsored by the MMFA, as well as during a research stay at the Mont-Mégantic Observatory in 2018.
The staging of lighting has been central to Pocreau’s approach for a number of years. In the first gallery, the artist will present solar and lunar blueprints, lumen prints, new photographic works and an in situ sculptural installation. In the second gallery, a projection will complement seventy-four photographic portraits – “cabinet cards” that date to the late 19th century and embody one of the earliest expressions of Western individualism – perforated with constellation-like patterns.
Credits and curatorial team
An exhibition organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as part of the artist’s residency at the Darling Foundry from 2016 to 2018, sponsored by the MMFA. Guest curator: Sylvie Lacerte