We are happy to announce before scape / after land = in-betweens, an exhibition by Julie Forgues, in which she will show work she did during her residence at Studio Kura.
After a May residency at Red Gate Residency in Beijing, China, Canadian
visual artist Julie Forgues will continue at Kura Studio her ongoing study
with the photographic of “in-betweens” sites; before-places and
after-spaces in limbo.
She has been a faculty member of the Department des arts visuels of
Université de Moncton since 2000 as a photography professor. This residency
is funded by a partnership between the New Brunswick Arts Board and the
Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation (pilot project for International Creative
Here are some words from the artist herself.
before scape / after land = in-betweens reveals sites that are neither culture nor nature, but sites in waiting: waiting to be altered, waiting to be acknowledged, waiting to be land-scapes. Green specks are superimposed on the photographic images – that are deprived of color – suggesting “the perfect natural color”, the pure nature, the untamed nature. These blotches are themselves sites, as they produce lingering in-betweens waiting to be naturally re-enveloped or remodelled into a place of value. The green also represents the Japanese monochrome environment with green patches that appear here and there as rice fields, forests, home gardens, etc. By superimposing the green ink spots to the black and white images, a new in-between is formed as if the color is overtaking the image, but is waiting to do so. These images are though in a state of limbo, of in-betweens.
Julie Forgues before scape / after land = in-betweens
Date: June 27 (Saturday) to June 28 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party on Saturday the 27th, starting at 15:00.