Valérie Blass The Mime, the Model and the Dupe
27 January – 17 March 2019

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square

The sculptural work of Valérie Blass operates in the realm of the double, trafficking in formal and perceptual inversions, misdirections and discontinuities. Working with touchstones that extend from art history to the Internet, Blass' practice bridges figurative and abstract forms—often anthropomorphic in character—to develop a sculptural vernacular rooted as readily in the idiosyncratic and illusory as the classical and representational. In The Mime, the Model and the Dupe, Oakville Galleries brings together a selection of the Montreal-based artist's works from the past ten years, highlighting the broad range of approaches, techniques and gestures that constitute her practice.

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