émilio portal | slag
30 may > 30 june 2011
the quechua word «pacha» has many meanings including world, universe, space, time, date, place… it is this multiplicity found in all, that connects all to each other.
objects or entities are not simply static objects. rather they are places, localities, environments, worlds and universes onto themselves, which possess unfathomable histories due to their existence as beings in relationship with all other entities.
over several days as I will familiarize myself with the local environment, I will gather objects and bring them back to the gallery.
print-drawings will be created in order to honour these objects. rather than representations, they will be the result of a communion with the surrouding local world.
the final installation will be the result of a moment in time devoted to the honouring of the place, its materials, peoples, histories, sources and relationships in the world.
Portal is originally from Sudbury but presently living in British Columbia where he is working on his Master’s degree of fine arts at the University of Victoria. He has a Bachelor in environmental design from Dalhousie University in Halifax and a Bachelor of fine arts from Laurentian University in Sudbury. His works have been presented in Ontario and in British Columbia.
This exhibition is sponsored by Quality Inn. Our season sponsors are, CBON, la PremièreChaîne, Espace musique and Radio-Canada Television | Internet.