Chiasm Exhibit by Gustave Savoie
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5:00pm - 5:00pm
"I’m fascinated with the subject of perception and conception; how it is that we see the world around us and the ways in which our concepts about that world inform our perception of it. The idea of employing a conceptual toolset such as chiasmic structure when presenting my work is to offer viewers the space to contemplate their own perception first-hand."
"Working primarily with media-inclusive photography that extends to paint, sculpture and découpage, my recent work seeks to “cross-over” some of the visual concepts that continue to fascinate me. Exploring the landscapes of the human face and finding them everywhere and nowhere. Pushing perceptible depth where it could not exist and pulling physical dimension into a flat photograph. Presenting details as revealed by their absence."
"Portraiture, as subject matter, provides fertile ground for explor- ing similar themes. Our relationship with the face is primordial. When navigating reality, the human mind is hard-wired to prior- itize any pattern that resembles a face, even where there is none. We rely on our face-recognition as a primary channel for com- municating what formalized language is incapable of. The territory of the human face fascinating and am exploring its secrets as though as face were a landscape, a constellation, a topography; perhaps to nd new wisdom in an old subject. Figuratively, it may be the only truly vital subject there is."
Gustave savoie (Dalhousie NB, 1972) studied at the New Bruns- wick College of Craft and Design (1996). At college his focus was primarily on photography but also encouraged investiga- tions into multiple artistic and crafts disciplines. This kind of playful curiosity exempli es Gustave’s approach to life and is evident in the diverse materials and processes that augment his nished pieces.
Gustave lives and works in Fredericton, NB Canada.