Project Room — 407 is a space for living—and experimentation. It has been fitted out with a bunch of fun props and features that certainly make for a friendly, albeit artificial, atmosphere. Various subjects interacted within the space during four-hour sessions, with those interactions sometimes being directed. That resulted in a number of festive, bizarre, and chaotic situations, some of them documented in photographs.
The Project Room — 407 space is shown, fragmented, reconstructed, or altered, in a new series of paintings by Alexis Lavoie. The scenes they depict have been inspired by a combination of different shots, which helps suggest multiple possible narratives.
Using a wide range of painterly effects, the artist blends the figurative with the abstract. By doing so, he creates compositions exuding an aura of ambiguity. The eight small-, medium-, and large-sized oil on canvas paintings on view in the exhibition Project Room — 407 constitute a body of work of daring formal quality and intriguing content.
Alexis Lavoie would like to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for its financial support.