August 30 to September 16, 2017
Opening: Saturday September 9, from 2 to 5pm
EVERY LETTER IS A SOUND… EVERY WORD IS AN IMAGE
My artistic practice is focused on the development and the use of atypical means for representing the symbols of Language. Every letter is a sound… every word is an image features language-based artworks that can be read, heard, or looked upon. All of them differently represent the linguistic contents of hopes, fears, and disbeliefs about art, death, and the meaning of life. Multiple copies of the poetry book Death-free universes … points of entry illustrate how the thesaurus-like organized structure of English language can be used to create poetic thoughts. The book documents the transformations of sequences of interrelated English synonyms into poems.The sounds work Every letter is a sound demonstrates how thoughts that have been put in words can be transformed into sequences of non-speech sounds and experienced as musical abstractions. And finally, 12 digital prints from the series Every word is an image show how words, phrases, and sentences can be encoded as images. The prints have been created by manually combining thousands of visual motifs. Each motif stands for the letters of a specific word, phrase, or sentence and has been generated by custom software for language representation.
Krasi Dimtch is Ottawa-based multimedia artist who creates digital, conceptual, and sound art that encode linguistic contents and explore the structures of Language viewed as a repository of ideas. She was born in Bulgaria and holds a master’s degree from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in Poland. After immigrating to Canada, Krasi dedicated herself fully to the study of the generative powers of Language and its role in the thought-creation process. In 2013, she was granted a patent for methods for natural language generation (CIPO – Patent 2704163).
Krasi Dimtch has exhibited nationally and internationally. Some of the places she has recently presented her works are: Exhibition of the Winners of International Juried Competition, Los Angelis Center for Digital Art (USA, 2017); ArtVenice Biennale IV, (Italie, 2017)); LACDA Represented Artists Exhibit, Los Angelis Center for Digital Art (USA, 2017); Solo exhibit at gallery Luz, Montreal, (Canada, 2016); Red Dot Miami Art Fair (USA, 2017).
Benoit Robert, Sacha Marie Levay
Camille Tellier, Josée Charbonneau
Born in Montreal, Benoit Robert works and teaches in the field of special effects for the cinema. For the past seventeen years, he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, the most recent of witch being “Plis de matière” of 2016, presented at the Tianjin University of Technology (Tianjin – China), at the NAD-UQAC University (Montreal) and at the Galerie Luz (Montreal), as well as the exhibition “Empty Space” of 2015, presented at the Galerie Luz and at the Galerie CEDEx (Montreal). Benoit Robert has received several awards and grants for his research work, namely the grants from the SSHRC, from the National Bank grant of NAD-UQAC and from La fondation de soutiens aux arts de Laval. He holds a Master’s degree in Visual and Media Arts of UQAM, a 3D Special Effects Diploma of Centre NAD, a Visual Arts Bachelor’s Degree from UQAM, and a Graphic Design Collegial’s Degree from Ahuntsic College.
The piece “Chicoreus quod Helianthus” (2017) comes from a series whose shapes are generated using different 3D algorithmic models inspired by the morphogenetic growth processe. In this artwork, the shape of a shell of Chicoreus Ramosus and that of the pollen of Helianthus Annuus served as a basis for the evolution of forms.
Sacha Marie Levay
Sacha Marie Levay is an artist from Montreal and works as a frame conservator and gilder at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She has received training in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Russia. She has a B.F.A in Studio Arts from Concordia University and has studied museology at Collège Montmorency, Laval. Sacha has participated in group shows (Galerie d’art Sutton; Pavillon de L’Entrepôt, Complexe culturel Guy-Décarie, Lachine; Maison de la culture Frontenac) and solo exhibitions (Galerie Horace, Sherbrooke; Espace Laoun and the Mordecai Richler Library, Montreal). She has illustrated a children’s book with Les éditions les 400 coups, Montreal: Pourquoi Chien laisse-t-il pendre sa langue? by Dynah Psyché. In the past couple of years, her path has led her to a profound exploration of contemplative photography, works of which were shown in a solo exhibition at Galerie Espace in Montreal, in June 2017.
Camille Tellier is a Montreal emerging photographer. Graduates in 2014 of the Marsan College where she studied commercial photography, her approach is in constant flux. Inspired by the city that she loves, she captures urban canvas tinted with nostalgia. The exhibition at the Luz Gallery is her 2nd participation in a group exhibition; in 2016 she was invited to showcase her work at Le Ballon Rouge Gallery in Paris.