2015 | UN CIEL ÉTRANGER: Sasha Vreca
EXHIBITION FROM FEBRUARY 18 TO MARCH 27
AXENÉO7 is proud to present the new installation A Foreign Sky by Sasha Vreca as part of our ongoing series spotlighting the work of up-and-coming artists from the Outaouais region.
Sasha Vreca is an emerging artist whose upbringing has had immeasurable impact on the subjects he tackles in his own work. Of former Yugoslavia, Vreca and his family lived as refugees in Eastern Europe for three years before he came to Canada as a young child. His work to date has dealt with the psychological aftermaths of civil unrest, purposely avoiding to ever represent the violent acts themselves. Consequently, the work he produces often permeates dark and brooding undertones, creating experiential environments filled with emotion. For his new work A Foreign Sky, conceived especially for AXENÉO7’s main exhibition space, Vreca adopts the perspective of a child’s experience of war, taking as his inspiration a traditional folktale which he brings vividly to life.
Wednesday, February 18 from 7PM to midnight, 80 Hanson Street, Gatineau QC
Launch of the new issue of Espace magazine with texts by Mélanie Boucher and Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre at 8PM
Music with DJ Mathieu Thibault from 10PM to midnight
Free admission and parking. BDT/Boréal cash bar.
Food prepared by CHARCOAL VH (Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre and Guillaume Fairfield).
Sasha Vreca is a visual artist and filmmaker working primarily in media arts. In his practice, he consistently tries to explore and push the limits of media art and installation, while also sharing a profound relationship with emulsion-based production, both in film and in photography. Originally from former Yugoslavia, he draws on the socio-political and cultural context of the Balkans for his work. He explores themes of civil conflict, childhood trauma, mortality and the psychological repercussions in a post-war society on individuals and their communities. He is one of the founding members of the media and audio art collective FAU of Gatineau.
80 Hanson Street, Gatineau QC, Canada J8Y 3M5
Information: (819) 771-2122
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5PM. Open until 9PM on Wednesdays.
Free admission and parking.
Please note that STO buses 20, 21, 25, 26, 35, 38, 100 and 400 all stop at the Montcalm Rapibus station at the corner of Montcalm and Hanson