Moveable Feast at La Petite Mort Gallery
Moveable Feast is a term borrowed from Ernest Hemingway to reference the memories that follow a traveler. For this group exhibition, Guy Berube, director of La Petite Mort, allowed 20 curators to choose and interpret a piece of art with this theme. As Berube describes the event,
“Since opening the doors of La Petite Mort Gallery in October 2005, my vision for showing the subversive, the unseen and the ignored has always been a very focused direction, but like any vision, variety is necessary. For that reason, I chose to let 20 people ‘in the art business’ make the selection of one artwork each, with a local artist, with a basic theme, which could be adapted as they saw fit. That was my intention with Moveable Feast.”
The piece above, Canis Study, by artist Victoria Courtney, will be featured in the exhibition. In this work Courtney uses pen and canvas to demonstrate action. As Courtney describes the piece, “This study is a continuation of a series that I have been working on for about a year now. The primary focus was to create a sense of movement and space through drawing slight movements and changes.”
Overall, Moveable Feast will be a great combination of local talent, both on the curatorial and artistic end. Courtney is definitely enthused about the opportunity, “It’s really exciting to be a part of la petite mort’s exhibition. With twenty other pieces I’m looking forward to seeing the other work that will be exhibited. This show will be a wonderful opportunity to see other local Ottawa artists are doing.”
For more information on Moveable Feast, click here.
- Lee Jones