Galerie Simon Blais invites everyone to come see the new installation Paysage fictif by artist Marc Dulude that will be on view in our front window and gallery Saturday, February 26, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. the following morning, as part of the Nuit blanche à Montréal.
Through the play of coloured light on reflective surfaces, Dulude employs optical effects to create impressive, panoramic landscapes. Using materials (mirrors, aluminum foil, plastic, screens, and so on) with the capacity to deflect light, the artist takes over the space to offer a seductively sensory experience, at once disconcerting and playful. His works attempt to uncover the intimate, sometimes ambiguous, relationships we have with objects. Dulude’s fascination with how materials react to light stems from a diligent observation of nature, and reveals a desire to question the way we regard it, as well as our relation to seeing—and perceiving.