Soundcloud is informing me that I’m getting a lot of listens when it comes to my recordings (especially from Toronto) So I thought I’d plug a show that I was involved in (if you’re looking for all the audio poetry, please scan down beyond this entry) If you’re downtown, Gallery 44 is open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, so I encourage you to stop on it at 401 Richmond to check out this exhibition I’m a part of (The work of Professor Audette definitely merits attention)
Marc Audette’s photographic series, Art Class 010, emerges from a long-term engagement with both teaching and questioning forms of cultural indoctrination. Known for uncanny, almost cinematic photographs and installations, Audette is deeply invested in challenging what he calls “the dogma of the image.” For Art Class 010, he mines the great pedagogical themes of painting and drawing, filling his images with references to still life, life drawing, perspective, foreshortening, chiaroscuro, and drapery studies. Consisting mainly of a series of peculiar tableaux vivants composed and photographed in the university classroom where he teaches, this evolving body of work reminds us that the most effective and affective lessons of our lives may be learned anywhere, simply by valuing the abilities of our own minds and allowing them to engage freely with the world around us.
Marc Audette studied fine art at the University of Québec in Hull and earned a Masters in Visual Arts from York University. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Gallery 44, Toronto, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie and Digital & Video Art Fair (DiVA), New York. He is the founding member of L’Association des groupesen arts visuels francophones (AGAVF), a national arts service organization that represents visual arts groups active in Francophone communities outside the Province of Quebec.
In addition tohaving taught in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University’s Keele campus,Audette teaches in the Multidisciplinary Studies Department at the Glendon campus, and has been curator of the Glendon Gallery since 2001.
The opening reception for this show was January 13th, at Gallery 44 in Toronto, and the exhibit will run until February 11th.
New content will be uploaded in the next couple of days. Some of it will be my own work. This is good practice for me - it’s helping me as a writer to speak the strong work of others (it’s helping, period) This is all leading to several things of a larger scale. If you revisit my page, and see I haven’t uploaded anything, continue to check (I will keep this up)
The entire monologue begins after the 1:30 mark (The first bit is the outtake) Coltrane in Hiroshima segment (speaks to John Coltrane’s visit to Japan late in his life, and the mythologies we build in our mind) Written and Read by Rm.