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Statement

A few years ago i would have said that my work was about structure, or more specifically about how one constructed one's world. Over time this has changed to a more simple and basic premise for my work. I want to explore these little daily moments that we all experience, these glances or gestures, in which there is a connection made with another. In these moments a small door opens up into a large new world that, if only for a second, makes us glimpse as what it means to be human.


Bio

Pierre St-Jacques has shown his work at Artist’s Space in New York, at Gallerie Joella in Finland, at the DiVA and Scope art fairs in New York, at the Directors Lounge in Berlin, the Bronx Museum of Art in New York and, Real Artways in Connecticut. Via Slideluck Potshow he has been able to exhibit his work internationally in such venues as the Wexner Center for Contemporary Art in Columbus Ohio, as well as other venues in London, Copenhagen, Milan, and many others. He traveled extensively to shoot projects; going to Beijing to shoot “Traveling between Spring and Fall” and to Finland to shoot “Liars". In the last few years Pierre has been exploring multi-channel presentations of his work, finishing a series of five triptychs entitled “A Gathering of Shifts” and a six-channel video installation entitled “The Explorations of Dead Ends”. He also completed a feature lenght project entitled "36 Steps on a Curved Road" that premiered on September 9th, 2016, at Station Independent Projects. He is currently working on a 7-channel installation in Toronto entitled “The Lesser Road"