Colette Laliberté | Vérités de villes

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Vérités de villes

Congestion | pencil and sandblasted glass | 1998

Speed and cars, give us a way to access the world. This thematic led me to develop this series comprised of drawings and digital prints, covered with sandblasted glass except for a narrow band or halo that lets us peer through to view orderly rows of automobiles.

With the gathering of cars in parking lots, I allude to a planned urban landscape where pastoral life has been modernized into a socially and spatially segmented world. The sandblasted glass acts as a metaphor for the “window” as well as the flattening out of urban landscape. It creates an infinite, desolate space on which different readings unfold.

 

Detail: Congestion | pencil and sandblasted glass | 1998

 

White Parking | pencil and sandblasted glass | 1998

 

Detail: White Parking | pencil and sandblasted glass | 1998

 

Periphrase | ink and gouache on digital photo printed on Somerset Vellum archival paper |
73.6 x 101.6 cm | 2016

 

Grey Parking | pencil and sandblasted glass | 1998

 

Detail: Grey Parking | 1998

 

Left Panel of Monday - 1998

 

Detail: right Panel - Monday

 

Monday Installation View | pencil and sandblasted glass | 1998