On March 5, 2016 we will be hosting a publication launch + performance at 2pm as a closing to Renée Poisson’s exhibit Meeting the Ground. Renée will be joined by collaborative performers from the community. This will be part of the launch of CVAG’s publication Meeting the Ground, which is comprised of information on Renée, her work, and this exhibition.
Activities will start at 11 a.m., when participants in Make Art Saturday will be invited to create and decorate floating assemblages in response to Meeting the Ground. At 12:30 p.m. participants will go to the Courtenay River to launch the pieces they created. Make Art Saturday is open to everyone of all ages. Admission is by donation, and materials are provided by the gallery.
At 2 p.m. there will be a presentation of We Rise, We Fall, a collaborative performance that is part of Poisson’s exhibition Meeting the Ground.
After the performance there will be a preview of a publication that will flow from Meeting the Ground,and following that there will be closing remarks and a reception.
Meeting the Ground, which has been on display at CVAG since Jan. 22, is a multi-facetted exhibition that is based on several years of Poisson’s artistic inquiry into questions related to aging and death.
Poisson, a Merville resident who has practiced art for more than five decades, used sculptural elements, video installation, soundscape, performance, printed material, and interactive public response to explore the theme.
Running concurrent to Meeting the Ground is a community exhibition called Falling. This is an ongoing community response to Poisson’s exhibition, where members of the public of all ages are invited to create art that is hung in the CVAG community space.