"Seraphs / The Burning Ones" Alain Lefort (Montréal, Pq)

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"Seraphs / The Burning Ones"
Alain Lefort (Montréal, PQ)

March 6 - April 25, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 7:30pm
w/ the artist in attendance

Gallery hours: Wed. – Sat, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Admission and reception: ALWAYS FREE

Artcite Inc., Windsor’s Artist-Run Centre for the Contemporary Arts is pleased to present “Seraphs / The Burning Ones”, a solo photographic exhibition by Montréal based artist Alain Lefort.

“The Burning Ones (Seraphs) is part of a long-running photographic suite that exploits the mythological figure of Pan, who was said to possess an island kingdom - a perfect metaphor for the dense and luxuriant nature that the photographer Alain has been exploring for the last few years.

The Seraphim suite brings to an appropriate end this fine-spun metaphor of the fauna and flora cycle: moths and Bombyx embody the last remaining inhabitants of Pan’s realm. In Hebrew ‘seraphim’ means ‘burning ones’ or ‘burning angels’. As if emerged from Hell to die on Earth, Lefort’s butterflies have come from different collections and private conservatories as well from personal sources. In keeping with the concept of a collection, most of the specimens have been digitalized in order to illuminate them from all angles.

Moths are more or less invisible, seeking shadows and food shunned by other species, and in his project, Alain Lefort has attempted to illustrate this singularity that is at once spectacular, monstrous and majestic.” --Annie Lafleur

In his large-scale photographic works, Alain Lefort bends the formal and conceptual delineations of traditional photography by creating disquieting and engrossing landscapes from images captured in nature. Having obtained a degree in photography at Concordia University, Lefort has successfully created a niche of his own in the art world. He is represented in Montréal and in Québec City by Lacerte Art Contemporain. His exhibition history, both individual and group, extends to cities all over Canada and abroad. Furthermore, his artwork can be found in the Musée du Québec collection, the Cirque du Soleil collection, the Loto-Québec collection and several private collections. He currently lives and works in Montréal.

For more information please contact: Christine Burchnall Administrative Coordinator, info@artcite.ca, 519.977.6564. Artcite programming is made possible by the generous assistance of the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Cultural Affairs Department of the Corporation of the City of Windsor.
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