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Raymond Boisjoly - The Work That Work Leaves Undone

Friday, May 11, 2012 to Saturday, June 9, 2012

Artist Talk at 7:00pm Reception 8:00pm

Artist Talk, May 11th at 7:00pm. Raymond Boisjoly will be giving a FREE artist talk from 7:00-8:00pm.  FCG gratefully awknowledges Brenda Furhman for her continued support of the FCG Art Talk series. Opening reception, May 11th at 8:00pm. The works in The Work That Work Leaves Undone negotiate the multiple conceptual resonances of ambiguity, contingency, and noise. Using tile printing, a method of building large images from smaller fragments, Boisjoly has illustrated a text which gestures towards itself in an oblique manner. Premised on the precarious relation of a text to its physical carrier, these works foreground an understanding of the channel of communication as a space of transformation. The product of this investigation is an object haunted by what is necessarily omitted by its emergence, The Work That Work Leaves Undone.

Raymond Boisjoly is an Aboriginal artist from Chilliwack, BC whose work engages issues of Aboriginality, language as a cultural practice, and issues of materiality. Boisjoly’s work is currently on view as part of Beat Nation at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Boisjoly was awarded a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre in 2010 and participated in the thematic residency La Commune. The Asylum. Die Bühne. at the Banff Centre in 2011. Boisjoly lives and works in Vancouver, BC.

image: Makeshift and Makeshift I., 2010. Courtesey of the artist and Republic Gallery


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