Charlotte Moth and Celia Perrin Sidarous

Esker Foundation, Calgary / Canada

September 21, 2015

26 September–20 December 2015

Opening: Friday, 25 September, 6–10pm

Esker Foundation
1011 9th Ave SE
Calgary, AB
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Thursday–Friday until 8pm

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Esker Foundation presents two parallel solo exhibitions curated by Peta Rake and Shauna Thompson: Charlotte Moth: living images, and Celia Perrin Sidarous: Interiors, Other Chambers.

Charlotte Moth: living images
Charlotte Moth is a documentarian and researcher whose practice is indebted to history and its cross-references. Her multilayered work demonstrates an interest in the relationships among photography, sculpture, architecture, and memory. Moth’s in-depth research process and the conceptual fluidity of her work poetically interlace architectural projects, archival materials, notions of itinerancy, and filmic and art historical references, as well as the objects and places that surround us.

In addition to a selection of films, photographs, and sculptural works, Esker Foundation is pleased to present a co-commission of new work made in partnership with The Banff Centre, supported by a Paul D. Fleck Fellowship residency. Esker Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques (France).

Charlotte Moth lives and works in Paris. Recent solo exhibitions include Choreography of the Image, on view in the Archive Room of Tate Britain until May 2016. She is also currently showing a new installation in the exhibition Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna.

Celia Perrin Sidarous: Interiors, Other Chambers
Celia Perrin Sidarous’ photographic works present intuitively organized collages and sculptural assemblages that offer a gorgeous and considered way of looking at collected objects and how the visual language of photography and the studio transforms them. As striking arrangements of color, form, and shape that reference histories of still life, interior arrangement, and display, Perrin Sidarous’ images also suggest the implicit associations and secret affinities between objects and materials.

Perrin Sidarous currently lives and works in Montreal, where she recently completed her MFA in Photography at Concordia University. Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions at the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina; Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal; The Banff Centre; WWTWO, Montreal; VU, centre de diffusion et de production de la photographie, Québec City; and Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto.

In the Project Space:
Rebecca Loewen: Just for Staying Together
13 October, 2015–3 January, 2016
Michelangelo Antonioni concludes his sketch for the film Just for Staying Together with a question: “I’ve always wondered whether it’s always right to provide an ending for stories, whether literary, theatrical, or cinematic. Once it’s been firmly channelized a story’s in danger of dying inwardly unless you give it another dimension, unless you let its tempo prolong itself in that external world where we, the protagonists of all stories, live. Where nothing’s conclusive.” Rebecca Loewen has constructed Just for Staying Together as a three-dimensional tableau that gives the story the dimension of space outside of time so that its tempo may prolong itself.

Rebecca Loewen approaches art with a formal training in architecture. She was recently an architecture fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. Loewen works with architecture and film to explore the passage between second and third dimensions. Her current research uses Marcel Duchamp’s idea of inframince as a lens through which to investigate how buildings are portrayed in cinema. She is a frequent collaborator of Charlotte Moth’s.

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