PTBOCanada Review & Pics: New Exhibition At Artspace Explores Mortality

We are all mortal. We have a beginning, a middle and an end. Montreal based artist Diane Gougeon captures this ephemeral notion within her work PFFUIT! A neutral grouping of helium filled balloons whose nature is that of ours, only in this case their destiny is compressed and we can witness this change over hours and days. The balloons read "We Are All Dead In The Long Run ;-) ". This is an exhibition worth lingering over. To be close to these floating sea of orbs is especially enlightening. Also, visit every couple days, even just to witness them through the wide windows from the street, as the balloons loose their umph and slowly descend to the floor. The show runs through March 31 at Artspace, 378 Aylmer Street North. Here's some pictures...

[Text and pics by PtboCanada's Jeffrey Macklin]

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