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Artist Talk: Valérie Blass

installation photo of sculpture featuring woman's leotard, doritos chips bag, beverage tetra pack and patchwork pants.

Valérie Blass, The Mime, the Model and the Dupe, 2019. Installation view at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Acrylic gesso, paint, plaster, copper, empty chip bag, jumpsuit, resin, epoxy and fiberglass, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. ©  Valérie Blass. Photo: Dean Tomlinson/Art Gallery of Ontario.

Valérie Blass, Le mime, le modèle et le dupe, 2019, gesso acrylique, peinture, plâtre, cuivre, sac de croustilles, résine, époxy et fibres de verre. Avec la permission de l’artiste et de Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. Photo Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Artist Talk: Valérie Blass

Wednesday September 11, 2019

Join artist Valérie Blass with AGO associate curator of Contemporary Art, Adelina Vlas, for a conversation about Blass’s conceptually and materially evocative sculpture. 

Presented in association with the exhibition Valérie Blass: Le parlement des invisibles, on view through December 1, 2019.

Valérie Blass lives and works in her hometown of Montreal, Quebec. Blass is the 2017 recipient of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize, an annual award for artists who have made an exceptional contribution to the visual arts in Canada. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions across North America.

Adelina Vlas is the associate curator of contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario where since 2014 she has curated both permanent collection and special exhibitions. Previously, she has worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Canada. Over the last decade, she has organized exhibitions with artists including Carlos Amorales, Mohamed Bourouissa, Martha Colburn, Manon de Boer, Kara Hamilton, Tim Hyde, Jennifer Levonian,  Liz Magor, Sandra Meigs, Joshua Mosley, Fiona Tan and Tobias Zielony. 

 

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