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Michèle Lorrain, Claire Savoie
From June 17th 1989 to July 9th 1989
Peinture / Sculpture

Michèle Lorrain

Arising out of aspects of daily life, Michèle Lorrain pictural scenes of human characters create a sense of anxiety out of ordinariness.

These images introduce us to an intimate universe where we are faced with strange relationships: two characters placed in unsettling situations; the particular nature of the relationship uniting a character and an object, the model (subject) and the artist or even the ambiguous relationship between two characters; it is not the familiar aspects of daily life which are explored here, but its dissonances.

Moreover, the dissonance, the anxiety created by these tableaux seems to arise from the "photographic" quality of their presentation. The characters seem to be frozen in time, in a moment. The staging of the bodies occasionally draws us out of the frame to try and reconstruct the painting's "framework": context, site, situation.
- Sylvie Readman

Claire Savoie

In these open boxes, set up high on pedestals, can be glimpsed the fragments of an uncertain universe. In this corner, a furtive character appears. Over there, a fragile construction rears up into the harsh light. Claire Savoie's installation can be read like a magical and eerie tale.

"Passages d'eau" draws us into its dream world without disguising the artificiality of its construction. Islands of light reinforce the sense of a dramatic ensemble informed by an undefined ritual, while at the same time underlining the nature of the materials used in the building of these silent and frozen tableaux. The eye hesitates between reality and dreamworld, in the illusion of ever fluid "water passages".
- Thomas Corriveau
- Press release (Optica)

Bibliographie
Caron, Nathalie, « Mort ou vif », Voir, vol. 3, no. 31, Samedi 29 juin au 5 juillet 1989.