Ledge Gallery:Mireille Perron
The Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics presents La Fête Sauvage
EPCOR CENTRE’s Ledge Gallery (+15 level of Centre Court)
Dates: September 5, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Artist Reception: Friday, October 10 from 5 – 8 pm, Upper Centre Court
This week, artist, writer and educator Mireille Perron opens her installation, La Fête Sauvage in EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts’ Ledge Gallery.
Mireille Perron’s multifaceted installation includes up to a hundred animals of all sizes, and made of all sorts of materials.
“The gathered fauna will ponder on humanity’s failure to grasp the distinction between animals as agents of nature and animals as symbols of culture,” says Perron.
As a respected local artist, acclaimed international artist, and instructor at ACAD, EPCOR CENTRE is happy to be hosting Mireille Perron’s La Fête Sauvage. During her time in the space, public open sessions will be scheduled at specific times to allow for unique interaction between artist and observer.
Mireille Perron is an artist, writer, and educator. Since 1982, her installations have appeared in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Europe and the United States. She is the founder of the Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics. LFP promotes social experiments that masquerade as artworks/events. She has also written and published on a variety of subjects related to representation. Most recent examples of the range of her work include, Camaraderie, 2012, a collaboration including Calgary six public francophone schools, The Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics presents Ateliers of the Near Future, a collaborative exhibition, Stride Gallery, Calgary, 2010, Utopic Impulses: Contemporary Ceramics Practice, Ronsdale Press, 2008, an anthology co-edited with Ruth Chambers and Amy Gogarty and Medical Tabulae: Visual Arts and Medical Representation, co-edited with Dr. Allister Neher, a thematic anthology for RACAR, Canadian Art Review, vol.XXXlll,1-2, 2008.
She now lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where she teaches at the Alberta College of Art + Design. Perron was Calgary 2012 first francophone artist laureate during the cultural capital year.
To learn more, visit Mireille Perron's website.
Le Fete Sauvage from M:ST Festival on Vimeo.