Entre Quatre Murs

ENTRE QUATRE MURS
NATHALIE DAOUST
EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008, 6PM
Entre Quatre Murs is a series of three-dimensional, black and white photographic portraits by Montréal-based artist Nathalie Daoust. The images weave together elements of the everyday to create windows into imaginary worlds.
Through her work Nathalie Daoust creates atmospheres that explore the boundaries between reality and fantasy. In 2005 while in Berlin the artist created the photographic project Entre Quatre Murs where her portraits capture moments of intimacy. In making use of the contrast between Berlin’s pre-World War II interiors and her contemporary subjects she creates an odd time-shift, providing a melancholic feeling of a lost world.
For this theme she has developed a technique of printing various elements of an image on several separate layers of orthochromatic film. By superimposing and reassembling pieces of the image, as well as leaving an ethereal space between each layer, the image is both fractured yet whole. This re-compositing of the image in space works like a transparent puzzle, revealing the unknown, and offering multiple readings into the lives of the subjects.
Third Space Gallery receives annual operating funding from the NB Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport and support from its membership, volunteers, the Telegraph Journal, Picaroons Traditional Ales, T4G, and Punch Productions.
Exhibition continues until April 19, 2008.