Projet Pangée is pleased to present the first exhibition of the Tangerine Dream Collective composed of artists Sarah Osborne, Joani Tremblay and Elise Windsor. With a young and contemporary vision, the collective plays with simple and bold forms as well as large-scale installations composed of several works on paper seen and presented as objects. What influences this collective the most are flora, architecture and the world of art, as well as their status as women. For the occasion of this exhibit, the gallery will be transformed into a living sculpture in the form of an installation using pop colors and mixing paintings, drawings, photographs, objects, plants, shelves and other sculptural devices. Works on paper become objects displayed as in a showcase window such as to question the relationship between staging and curation.
Sarah Osborne’s paintings conciliate art and the everyday. As a female artist, she is interested in representing physical space tied to a psychological state. For her, this implies an accumulation of objects, perspectives and planes. Drawing inspiration from books, magazines, and food blogs, most of her recent paintings address Montreal’s specific food, art and design culture, depicting what is typical, banal or ordinary with a touch of humour. She considers beauty to be omnipresent which she expresses both in the subject matter she paints and the rendering of the paint itself. A smoked meat sandwich is pleasure, necessity, tradition, trend. Food is political. Born In Montreal, Sarah Osborne completed her Visual Arts undegraduate degree at UQÀM. She is currently doing her MFA at Concordia University in Painting and Drawing. She paints, cooks and writes. Her work has been recently shown in Montreal (Art Mûr, Galerie Lilian Rodrigez) and in Paris (Chromatic Paris).
Joani Tremblay focuses on the notion of place and landscape as well as abstraction within a practice that includes drawing, print media and installation. Her current work investigates the power of sites with historical or mystical significance, which she then works out as a battle between abstraction and figuration. Being drawn to current painting culture, she questions the label of contemporaneity within art. Pulling from various media interfaces - weather books, magazines or the Internet - she consciously and systematically investigates connections and tendencies. Globalized current aesthetic tropes are investigated and appropriated in a sincere and parodic manner, both formally and in writing.
Joani Tremblay is an artist and curator living in Montreal. She is an MFA candidate at Concordia University with an art practice based in drawing, print media and installation. Tremblay’s work has been shown in Tokyo (3331 Arts Chiyoda), New York City (DRAFTspace), Denton, Texas (tAd Gallery) and throughout Canada in Toronto (Open Studio Gallery), Montreal (Parisian Laundry) and soon in Edmonton (Latitude 53). Tremblay has also done artist residencies in Tokyo and Berlin. She is the recipient of the Vladimir J. Elgart Graduate Scholarship and a research grant from The Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture.
Elise Windsor's practice explores the materiality of photography, drawing attention to photographs as objects. She constructs large-scale installations that are loud and bright, incorporating photographs, found objects, and built elements. In these elaborate environments, photographs are presented as one of many elements, allowing the viewer to engage them on a different level. Windsor pushes the photograph as a material thing by using photography tropes, particularly still life. Her formal investigation is carried out through photographs combined with large-scale installations where images are fluid and have no fixed location. She brings to the fore this objecthood by displaying the photographs not just on the wall, but by also placing them without hierarchy throughout her installations. She solicits the viewing experience by demanding more than a second of the viewers’ attention, making viewers conscious of the act of looking. Her work has been recently shown in Montreal (Parisian Laundry, Galerie Ephémère, Art souterrain) and in Toronto (OCAD U Gallery, Soho Lobby Gallery).
GALERIE PANGÉE, expert and adviser in contemporary art and literature, is excited to re-open its gallery space under the name of PROJET PANGÉE with a 2015-2016 program. The gallery will dedicate its next exhibits to emerging artists and curators from Montreal, Toronto, New York and Helsinki. Consult our website for a full view of our program, projetpangee.com.