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Seripop (Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum): Looming

SERIPOP (YANNICK DESRANLEAU & CHLOE LUM) | LOOMING
SATURDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 2013-SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2013

OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY 06 SEPTEMBER 2013, 8:00PM TO 10:00PM

Seripop

Seripop (Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum): Looming, 2013. Photo: Allan Kosmajac.

SERIPOP (YANNICK DESRANLEAU & CHLOE LUM) | LOOMING

Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum present a new immersive, site-specific installation for their solo exhibition at YYZ. The duo continues using screenprinted paper in an environmental fashion. Combined with other material, the vast expanses of colored paper use the architectural qualities of the gallery as support for the articulation of the work.

Titled Looming, this installation continues to explore the improvisational tangent that has been the characteristic of Lum and Desranleau’s later projects.

In this work, their relationship with space is not only defined by the lining of its limits/boundaries with paper and other fragile materials, but also by the setting of materials under physical stresses that will provoke, suggest or sustain physical and visual events with unpredictable outcomes, inducing a continuous decision-making process during installation.

Those intentional accidents make use of decay, collapse and failure as conceptual fire-starter. Their juxtaposition in a sentence-like sequence resolves in an open-ended formula multiplying its possible readings.

YANNICK DESRANLEAU and CHLOE LUM are based in Montral and both studied at Concordia University. Their collaborative practice has spanned the fields of visual arts, music, and experimental graphic design. They have exhibited in Canada and abroad, notably at The Blackwood Gallery (University of Toronto, 2012), Muse d’Art Contemporain de Montral (Qubec Triennial 2011), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, Austria, 2010), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead, England, 2009), and Whitechapel Project Space (London, England, 2007). Their work is included in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, as well as other private and public collections. Until 2012, both were part of the avant-rock group AIDS Wolf. Desranleau and Lum are represented by Galerie Hugues Charbonneau.

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Yannick Desranleau & Chloe Lum gratefully acknowledge the support from de Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qubec.

 

Read EMMA BALKIND‘S Seripop, an essay published along side SERIPOP’S exhibition.

Seripop (Yannick Dresranleau and Chloe Lum): Looming, 2013. Photo credit: Allan Kosmajac