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Quebec collective: When art meets natural phenomena

An exhibition curated by a gallery in Montreal, Quebec is up as part of the Guadalajara May Cultural Festival at the Raúl Anguiano Museum (Mura) through June 18.

pg4The collective “Territories under Observation” brings together painting, sculpture, photography and video from eight Quebec artists: Eruoma Awashish, Michel Boulanger, Renée Duval, Jessica Houston, Guy Laramée, Yoanis Menge, Normand Rajotte and Anne Ramsden.

Human activity in our landscape has redefined the notion of nature and how people inhabit and perceive the world around us.  Says Mona Hakim, whose texts accompany the works: “Despite clear differences between their individual aesthetic approaches, these artists react to nature’s state of vulnerability and imbalance from their own introspective and contemplative perspectives, establishing a close connection to their subjects of investigation, through critical thinking and social consciousness or through acts of morphing—something that happens when art comes into contact with natural phenomena.”

The exhibit is presented by the Occurence Galerie d’Art Contemporain, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary art, with a focus on photography and image practices.

Mura is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; admission is free.  Avenida Mariano Otero 375, Moderna. Call 3316579942.

The show moves to a gallery in Queretero after Guadalajara.

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