On Saturday, April 5, Counterpath hosted digital image artist Isabelle Hayeur  for a selected screening of her work, and a conversation with curator Jacquelyn Connolly. The evening also featured a performance by artist Philippe Moore.

Isabelle Hayeur is known primarily for her large-scale photomontages, videos, and site-specific installations. Her works have been widely shown and she participated in many major public shows, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin, the Tampa Museum of Art and Akbank Sanat in Istanbul. In 2006, a first retrospective exhibition was devoted to Hayeur by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Oakville Galleries. Featuring a monograph, this exhibition has been shown in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Alberta. That same year, she took part in the Arles Rencontres internationales de la photographie in the context of its Découverte prize.

Her works are to be found in some twenty collections, including those of the National Gallery of Canada, the Fonds national d’art contemporain in Paris, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Don’t miss her current exhibition at Robischon Gallery in Denver, on view through May 10, 2014.

Jacquelyn Connolly is the Interim Director of Emmanuel Gallery and the owner of Creative Mind Consulting, an art consulting company that specializes in curation, project management and communication. Under this firm she has spent five years curating exhibitions and managing public art projects for Denver International Airport, American Airlines, the City of Denver, Colorado Creative Industries and Western States Arts Federation as well as several private collections.  Previous to starting Creative Mind, she worked for the Colorado Council on the Arts (now Colorado Creative Industries), and the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (now Arts and Venues Denver).

With a strong background in government arts organizations and public art she continues to unite these realms with her passion for installation and public interaction based works.

(Photo of Hayeur’s Fire on Fire, Vancouver, 2010)

 
 

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