CMYK – Phase 2
Acrylic paint, gesso and screen printing ink on Baltic birch plywood
Optica, Montreal, from May 12 to June 16, 2012
Two series of paintings coexist and mingle in the gallery space. The Ellipses en transit are painted drop by drop like the paintings from phase 1, but part of the circular support is left exposed. From one painting to the other, I varied the color order (YCM, CMY, MCY, and so on). The illusions of depth or torsion that appear in the painted ellipse are contradicted by the marked presence of the wooden support, creating a spatial tension. The Flaques are made from a superposition of CMY or CMYK paint drops, of which I altered the transparency. A hint of white paint is often added to the mixture, changing the color tone from light to dark and its materiality from transparent to translucent.
Publication: Bédard, Geneviève, Julie Trudel : Projet CMYK – phase 2, Optica, un centre d’art contemporain, 2012, Montreal.