Montréal Art Centre proudly presents Lullaby For A Gardener Lost In the Woods by Yen PHANG and Catherine BRISSON.
The exhibition features paintings, ceramics, and installations which invite a contemplation on man’s relationship with nature in urban environments. The art pieces are the final result of daily observations of Griffintown’s residents’ inhabitations and interactions with the flora in their own neighbourhood. The artworks fluidly traverse the La Chine waterways, private balconies and backyards, community gardens and public spaces.
The show has its roots in a collaborative process between Phang from Singapore, and Brisson from Montréal who spent more than 20 years in the Bahamas. The artists negotiate the widely differing perspectives of living on tropical islands and dense cities. These art pieces are enlivened by philosopher Francis Bacon’s sentiment that “we cannot command Nature except by obeying her.”
This is Phang’s first exhibition in Canada. The artists will be presenting a short performance art piece, Chorus, on the opening night of the 20th August 2015, 7pm.