Artist talk with Guillaume Gattier

French artist, Guillaume Gattier will present his work and discuss with the public his experience during his residency at the Darling Foundry.

Free admission - 250 rue Queen

Observer of the everyday, the banal, the discarded, Gattier finds the material for his pieces in popular and underground cultures. Photographs found on demolition sites, washed out children's drawings, burnt tree branches, old magazines, second hand vinyls, objects which seemed to have been abandoned by their owners find a new life in Gattier's installations, reminders of the cruel failure of their old life. His works shows a certain virtuosity in its staging, a celebration of the intellect as an instrument of survival, confronted by the unavoidable tragedy of the human condition. Dorothée Dupuis