From April 12 to May 21, 2024, the Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle will host the exhibition Holy Place by Chloé Beaulac.

The opening of the exhibit scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2024, will start at 5 p.m.

Like an ethnologist, Beaulac explores and documents numerous sites with a spiritual vocation, in Canada and around the world. It targets various places and cultures to cover a multitude of subjects and themes linked to theology, traditions, heterogeneous and historical beliefs of various cultural communities, paying particular attention to mysticism, shamanism and especially the place of nature.

Photographic documentation, drawings and observation notes then undergo a process of deconstruction-reconstruction by which the artist interprets the images and the information collected to amalgamate them with her personal iconography. Through this process, she formulates universal, evocative visual stories, which give free rein to the multiple interpretations of the spectators. Beaulac is primarily interested in the creation of fictional sanctuaries and the reinterpretation of ancient rituals in a timeless context. The result is a sort of contemporary pilgrimage where she deconstructs and reconstructs the common notion of the place of worship.

Chloé Beaulac lives in Montérégie and Estrie. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University (2010) where she specialized in printed arts. Although her primary source of inspiration remains prints, she is a multidisciplinary artist who also uses photography, video, drawing, painting, installation and sculpture to communicate her perception of the world.
She has presented her work in several public art projects, solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and artist residencies in Quebec, Canada and internationally. She has developed and produced several bodies of work thanks to the generous support of various organizations including the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Longueuil, the Canada Arts Council, the Société de développement des enterprises culturelles as well as the Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec, to name just a few. Throughout her career Beaulac has been awarded several prizes and distinctions for her creations.

Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, the City of Ottawa, AGAVF, Marcil Lavallée and Desjardins Ontario for their support.

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