Ariane Thézé : Remake-up

Exposition Ariane Thézé

Ariane Thézé will be at the gallery on Saturday, June 5th, 12th and 19th from 2 to 5 pm.

"Remake-up"
Ariane Thézé exhibit at the galerie SAS from Wedneday, June 2nd to Saturday, August 7th, 2010
Vernissage : Wednesday, June 2nd from 5:30 pm

From June 2nd to August 7th, the galerie SAS is delighted to host “REMAKE-UP”, an exhibition composed of striking cyberealistic portraits created by multimedia artist Ariane Thézé.

Since 1982, Ariane Thézé has been questioning the representation of the body with acuity. She examines the potency of the falsities that lead us to seek the magic key that will unlock the delusions and uncertainties that surround us. Her photographs and videos focus on the imaginary component inherent in the images and reveals their tenebrous connection to reality.

“REMAKE-UP” is a series of color photographs designed from a numerical structure of the face and body. These fictitious portraits are an extension of her approach based on the power of artifice. Arising from a process of “virtual surgery”, they lie on the border between truth and deception. It follows that the images are disturbing, mysterious, open to the imagination of the viewer.

Ariane Thézé is part of the generation of Quebec creators who in the early 80s, were able to free photography from compartmentalization and help incorporate it into the field of visual arts. Today, her work has made her a “force majeur” in the Quebec art. Sionce 1982, Ariane Thézé has lived in Montreal. She began her training at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Angers, then studied at the Sorbonne and l’Université du Québec à Montréal, where she earned her doctorate. To her credit she has presented numerous solo and group exhibitions both at home and abroad (Art Gallery of Ontario, Musée du Québec, Museum of Cuenca, Museum of Modern Art in Alicante, Nordico Museum of the City of Linz) and participated in various film festivals. Her works are now part of several private and public collections. The author of the essay “Le corps à l’écran”; (2005), she teaches at the University of Ottawa.

Translation/Adaptation: Peggy Niloff