Jessica Peters

Oct. 19, 2019 to Nov. 16, 2019

Guided tours on November 2 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. (in french) 

Concerned by urban sprawl and its impact on the area in which she lives, Jessica Peters brings us a group of works in which the figurative comes close to geometric abstraction through the simplification of their subjects. In each of her paintings, the artist explores the dichotomy between landscape, with its organic components, and architectural structures. The first is denoted through a freedom of gesture and fluidity of the medium, and the second by clear outlines and a rich materiality. Playing with perspective, the artist challenges our understanding of the space depicted. 

The exhibition Invasions presents some twenty of the artist’s most recent works. This series reflects the unique character of the Laurentians, a rural area in the heart of nature that has nonetheless been greatly affected by the expansion of the Montréal urban agglomeration. Invasions, the second instalment in a project of research and exploration, has benefited from the financial support of a Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec regional agreement. 

Born in 1986, Jessica Peters holds a BA in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2009). Her work has been shown at, notably, New York’s Nancy Margolis Gallery (2018), Galerie Simon Blais (2017), the Maison de la culture Mercier (2014), Art Mûr (2014), the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides (2013), and the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (2013), and is included in a variety of public and private collections, among them those of Loto-Québec, the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, the City of Ottawa, and the Ville de Montréal.

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