sarah rooney




Luce Meunier | Sarah Rooney | Monica Tap

Curated by Jakub Zdebik

Galerie R3, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
3351, boul. des Forges, Trois-Rivières (QC) G9A 5H7

8 - 27 March, 2018
Opening: Tuesday, 13 March, 5pm
Conference: Tuesday, 13 March, 3:30pm
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-5pm

Network Impulse is an exhibition of abstract paintings by three Canadian painters—Luce Meunier, Sarah Rooney and Monica Tap—at the Galerie R3 in Trois-Rivières. It displays the relationship between a traditional form of art, painting, and its new interdependence with other connected media, such as digital photography, in the era of information networks. These three artists have a common modernist visual rhetoric (with geometric, constructivist and expressionist influences). But their paintings are produced with a digital undercurrent (at the level of technical production as well as at the level of the work’s subject matter). This exhibition, which brings together the three artists for the first time, articulates the way that contemporary painting responds to the digital while transforming the gallery into a space of resonance between the works. Painted representation, photography as painting, strategies of abstract reproducibility and a mediated landscape that dissolves towards abstraction create a network; all these representational variations interlink with, and feed-back to, one another.

From left to right:
Luce Meunier, Tracer #8, 2013, acrylic on folded cotton canvas, rabbit skin glue, 70” x 56", private collection
Sarah Rooney, Capsule A1, 2015, acrylic on canvas, stretched on wood panel, 60” x 80”, photo credit: Richard-Max Tremblay
Monica Tap, On Perceiving Motion, 2005, oil on canvas, 80” x 94”