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21 Nov, 2003 to 04 Jan, 2004

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Pascal Grandmaison is a Montréal artist whose video projections and photographs combine interests in conceptualism with commercial trends in rock video and advertising. The video Solo (2003) features slow panning, tight close-ups on musicians playing instruments. The fluid pace is at odds with the frenetic and hyperkinetic tradition built by promotional mediums like MTV and allows for a stripped down, anti-heroic view. Manner (2003) is a suite of large scale photographs depicting drum skins, their beaten surfaces showing evidence of the violence of their use. A selection of these photographs was featured alongside Running (2003), a DVD video projection showing a person’s leg and foot upside down. The running shoe on the foot moves to a slow, rhythmic beat, jumping imperceptibly from the pressure of the blood pumping through the leg. With these two works, Grandmaison’s articulation of physical activity takes the form of nuanced documents of its effects and aftermath.

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15 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition by artist Pascal Grandmaison at the Contemporary Art Gallery from November 21, 2003 to January 4, 2004. The publication contains an essay by Reid Shier.

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