February 13 to April 19, 2020
Opening: Thursday, February 13, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Tour with the artist (bilingual): Friday, February 14, 12:30 pm
Kassandra Graham, Maison Centris no.1 (prototype 2) (installation view), 2019, wood, inkjet prints and MDF, 4 x 5 x 2 m, courtesy of the artist
Kassandra Graham, study for Un espace/ de mémoire, 2019, courtesy of the artist
The title A place/ from memory can refer to two separate things, namely the places produced from memory and the places generated from memories. In the first case, fragments of memory construct the place. In the second case, the place causes memories to resurface. My installation can therefore be read in two different, yet complementary ways. It is a fictional place that nevertheless produces echoes of our actual homes, of our actual ways of life. As its title suggests, the project tightly interweaves place and memory, in such a way that it becomes hard to remember which one serves as the premise for the other. Through the objects and materials it displays, this exhibition awakens memories that belong to us, but that can also belong to others.
- Exhibition booklet excerpt by Kassandra Graham, with the assistance of Dany Massicotte
Kassandra Graham is an emerging artist originally from Quebec City. Having completed a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts at Université Laval in 2018, she is now pursuing a master’s degree in visual arts at the same institution. She has participated in several group exhibitions, including ExoMars, a satellite exhibition presented as part of the Manif d’art 9. Graham was awarded the 2018 Prix Louis-Garneau. Her first solo exhibition, titled Expo de banlieue, was presented in February 2019 in the exhibition hall of Université Laval’s Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins.
This exhibition A place/ from memory (Un espace/ de mémoire) was made possible by a project grant from Quebec’s Première Ovation funding program, to which the artist offers her sincere thanks.