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  • Carole Gauron, Percée, 1993-1994. Photo: David Popplow
    Carole Gauron, Percée, 1993-1994. Photo: David Popplow
  • Carole Gauron, Percée (detail), 1993-1994. Photo: David Popplow
    Carole Gauron, Percée (detail), 1993-1994. Photo: David Popplow
  • Carole Gauron, Percée (detail), 1993-1994. Photo: David Popplow
    Carole Gauron, Percée (detail), 1993-1994. Photo: David Popplow
  • Carole Gauron, Percée (detail), 1993-1994. Photo: David Popplow
    Carole Gauron, Percée (detail), 1993-1994. Photo: David Popplow

Region:
Quebec
Date: 
1993-1994
Dimensions: 
267 x 120 x 30 cm
Materials:
magazine paper, vinyl, wood dowel
Techniques:
assemblage
Type:
mixed media, sculpture

Donor/funder gift credit: 
Acquired with the assistance of the Fundraising Committee, 1992



Description

Everyone has this secret wound, deep inside.  Some try desperately to forget, to daze themselves in a frenzy of action.  This production is an effort by Gauron to feel this wound, this sundering, to...

Everyone has this secret wound, deep inside.  Some try desperately to forget, to daze themselves in a frenzy of action.  This production is an effort by Gauron to feel this wound, this sundering, to show it, so she can out grow it.

Vinyl is a metaphor of skin which delimits one's inside from the outside.  Those pointed dowels piercing the skin talk about this wound and thus about this suffering.  Use of red evokes blood, raw skin and sundering.

Piece was fabricated with the assistance of Karen Baudet.




Artist Profile

Carole Gauron received a Diploma in Painting from École des beaux-arts de Montréal, Québec in 1968 and in 1989, a Master Degree in Fine Art from Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec. She is known...