Inhabiting: The Works of Isabelle Hayeur / Habiter : Les œuvres d'Isabelle Hayeur
Each photographic work by Isabelle Hayeur incorporates several images, using software to form an apparently seamless representation. Through her choice of images and themes, Hayeur expresses an anxiety about the way humanity has come to occupy the natural territory. The representation not only of a site but of what has happened to it turns her work into something akin to history painting. A history painting that expresses a moral judgment on the rapid degradation of the natural world while also making an acerbic comment on the residential folly that has led to the exponential growth of the suburbs. Isabelle Hayeur has exhibited, most notably, at Mass MoCA and Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Co-published with the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. In English and French.
Hardcover, 48 pages, 11.5 x 10.5 in
Oakville Galleries, 2006