The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario has announced its next exhibition, Seed the Skin by Fransaskois (or Franco-Saskatchewanian) artist Laura St. Pierre, just in time for springtime and Earth Day.
The exhibition is presented from April 6 to May 20, inclusively.
The public is invited to discover the exhibition and meet the artist at the opening on Thursday, April 6, starting at 5 p.m. Admission to the GNO, which is located in the Place des Arts building, is always free.
Presented in the form of an immersive installation, the exhibition Seed the Skin continues the ecological approach St. Pierre takes with her work, highlighting the relationship we have with the environment while exposing the harmful impacts of our activities.
Composed of a security shack, monitors, and plants, the sensation of being cornered, in a place devoid of human activity, plunges us into a universe that seems to have reached the limit of its capacities.
Nevertheless, acting as a sower, St. Pierre's intervention makes us aware of the protection of our ecosystems while ensuring the sustainability of natural resources, offering us perspectives and sustainable alternatives for the future.
In addition, St. Pierre will use her residency at the GNO as a laboratory to experiment with conversion of the electromagnetic vibrations of plants into music. The public will be able to "listen" to the plants.
The plants in the exhibit were donated by local partners: Good Hand Farm, a brand-new farm in Sudbury, Good Luck General Store, a downtown business established in 2017, and Holla's Produce & Greenhouses in Val Caron.
St. Pierre is a visual artist who works with photography, installation, and video from an ecological perspective. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Concordia University and lives in Saskatoon. An earlier version of Seed the Skin was presented at the University of Saskatchewan Gallery in 2022.
The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario's hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. The GNO will be closed for the Easter weekend.