Artiste: Dave LeRue

Oeuvres choisies

Curriculum vitae

Education

MFA Painting and Drawing, Concordia University 2016 – 2019 (Expected)
BFA Studio Art, NSCAD University 2010 – 2014

Residencies

2018 Textiles Center Residency, Textiles Center, Blundos, Iceland

Selected Solo / Dual Exhibition Record

2018 Le Paysage Carrefour Identitaire, La Chapelle atelier-galerie, Bromont, Quebec
2017 Each Zone a Mantle, Ross Creek Center for the Arts, Nova Scotia
2016 SHOWDOWN, Hermes Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2015 New Work, Argyle Fine Art Gallery
Tacky (The Wrong Price), Streetfunke Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2014 BOND, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Stadium Culture, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Ns
Selection of 5, Garrison Brewery, Nova Scotia

Selected Group Exhibition Record

2018 Imagining Iceland | Ímyndir Íslands- Textiles Center, Blundos, Iceland
Maureen III, Darling Foundry, Montreal, Quebec
2017 Invisible Bright Touch, Cork Street Project Space, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Right to the City, Sur La Well Project Space, Montreal, Quebec
2016 Talisman, Concordia University MFA Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
La Rerentree, Mainline Theatre Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
All That and More, The Local, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2015 Sleepy Town Studio, Lunenburg studio Residency, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
, Streetfunke Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
NSCAD University Graduation Catalogue Exhibition, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Silver and Gold, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax Nova Scotia
2014 “Y-Level” Atlantic Canadian Emerging Artist Exhibition, Eyelevel Gallery
Works Selected for Teichert Gallery at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
“Canadiana”, Argyle Fine Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2013 Works Selected for Art Sales and Rental Gallery at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Awards and Grants

2018 Concordia University International Travel Award
Concordia University Committee Participation Award
Concordia University Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship
2017 Concordia University Graduate Mobility Award
Tom Hopkins Memorial Scholarship
2016 Concordia University Out of Province Tuition Remission
American University Entrance Award, Tuition Remission, and Stipend (offered)
2014 Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grant
Robert Pope Bursary
2010 A&H GMAC Real Estate Bursary

Publications

2018 Imagining Iceland, Concordia University Publication
Concordia MFA Publication
2017 Right to the City Exhibition Publication
Concordia MFA Publication
2015 “Get That Gold,” Works shown in the Coast newspaper, Halifax, Nova Scotia
“At the Galleries”, Exhibition review of SHOWDOWN, Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2014 Y-Level Exhibition Catologue, Eyelevel Gallery

Talks and Presentations

2018 Colour Presentation, the Colour Conference, Concordia University
2015 SHOWDOWN team talk, Hermes Gallery
2014 Lunchtime Talks, Stadium Culture, Anna Leonowens Gallery

Related Work Experience:

2018 Painting Instructor, Concordia University, 2018- Present
FFAR 250 Tutorial Leader, Concordia University, 2017– Present
Teaching Assistant in Studio Arts, Concordia University, 2016 – 2018
Theatre Department Admissions Weekend Coordinator, Concordia University
Oral History Research Assistant, Concordia University, 2017 – 2018
2016 Sales and Logistics, Local Source Market, 2015 – 2016
2014 Studio Assistant to Sara Hartland Rowe, Bridge Terminal Mural

Related Volunteer Experience:

2018 Faculty of Fine Arts Council and Steering Committee, Concordia University, 2016 – 2018
President, MFA Studio Arts Students Association, Concordia University, 2016 – 2018
Co-Curator, Co-Founder, Co-Planner for Stack Effect 9, Concordia MFA Award Show, 2018
Co-Organizer and Planner of the Colour Conference, Concordia, 2018
2017 Eyelevel Gallery Board Member, Halifax, Nova Scotia 2015 – 2016
2016 Hermes Gallery Volunteer Sitter, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2015 – 2016
2015 Co-Organizer and Curator for Streetfunke Pop-Up Gallery, 2015 – 2016

Démarche artistique

Ma pratique est centrée sur le paysage en tant que carrefour des questions politiques et identitaires. Le paysage est l’interprétation que nous faisons collectivement d’un lieu. Une interprétation qui est ensuite relayée par divers médias, y compris les arts visuels, le cinéma et la littérature. J’utilise le mot paysage au sens large, pour désigner des réalités aussi diverses que les stades, les lieux où se tiennent les Olympiques ou les intérieurs d’appartements.

Le travail présenté ici traite des cérémonies d’ouverture des Jeux olympiques d’été tenus à Londres en 2012 : à cette occasion, on a présenté dans le stade nouvellement bâti pour l’occasion un décor représentant un paysage industriel idéalisé. On a eu recours à la même iconographie, à savoir le paysage, pendant la période qui a précédé le vote sur la sortie du Royaume-Uni de l’Union européenne, pour assimiler l’identité britannique aux paysages du pays.

Mon travail tente d’associer ces deux circonstances en représentant les Jeux olympiques de 2012 comme s’ils avaient eu lieu après le Brexit.

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