MICHELLE BUI | POOL OF PLENTY
"Pool of Plenty" deals with material culture by suggesting that consciousness of identity, generally shaped by written language, can also be articulated through the things that surround us. Objects, materials, food and plants are first selected for their availability and their tactile qualities before being assembled to form a series of images revealing their fragility, malleability and the temporality they inhabit. Photography, sometimes abandoned in favour of sculpture, oscillates between metaphor and raw materiality, thus reinforcing the status of the image as object. With references to the still life and to advertising industry packshots, the artist's pictorial research responds to a desire to materialize cravings, to give them life through the object, to seduce via the visceral and confront via surfaces.
Michelle Bui is a graduating master’s student in visual and media arts (MFA), UQAM.
Opening: January 11, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.