Martha Street Studio: Sequences of Territories by Ilana Pichon, May 10 - June 14, Opening Reception May 10, Workshop May 11

Exhibition dates: May 10 - June 14, 2019

Opening reception: Friday May 10, 5-8pm

Artist will be in attendance

Patterns & Postcards Workshop by Ilana Pichon: Saturday, May 11, 2-5 pm (drop-in, free!)
ASL interpretation provided upon request

In Sequences of Territories, Pichon traces her movement, some stops, and landscapes she has encountered on three journeys driven alone by car between Québec City and Winnipeg (2015, 2017, 2019). With each separate journey she explores the memories associated with place and takes care to value the moment and the process. She studies the impact of loops and repetition through her artistic process.

Working with different techniques – silkscreen prints, video, sound, and mural painting – she aims to make connections between the internal and external dialogue that takes place when one responds to an abstract and concrete landscape, and to one another. Through these mediums, she translates various experiences and visual markers within poetic and colourful languages of repetition, intervals and overlays. Created over a long period of time, this body of work underlines time's malleability versus memory's imprint. Sequences of Territories encourages the viewer to dive into various atmospheres and speeds of contemplation. Pichon illustrates the domestication of the landscape and depicts multiple views of the same territory.

Ilana Pichon is a visual artist from Québec City, Canada, born and raised in Switzerland. She graduated with a Master of Architecture from Laval University (QC) in 2010. She has been awarded multiple grants from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec for printmaking projects (2014, 2016, 2018) and recently received grants supporting video and artist books residencies through La Bande Video, Première Ovation and Engramme. Pichon's practice and artworks are strongly influenced by in situ experiences, evident in both her silkscreen printing and large-scale murals. Her murals are located across Canada and in Germany and she has shown nationally in galleries since 2014. Pichon's artworks are part of Global Affairs Canada's collection, Bibliothèque des Archives nationales du Québec's heritage collection of artist books and Stewart Hall Gallery.

The artist thanks La Bande Vidéo for their technical support.

Martha Street Studio gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council for their dedicated support of our professional programming.