Welcome to the presale. This private page grants you full access to the collection of artworks and products that make up Sandra Chevrier's upcoming solo show titled Les Cages ; l'espace entre les barreaux, which will open next Thursday, October 19th, 2017, at our gallery in Montreal.
+ Take a virtual tour of the exhibition below!
We hope you enjoy these pieces as much as we do!
A Cage is an open prison: closed for the one inside, open for the one outside. Between the two exists the gaze, linking the exterior and the interior. A Cage is a means of making visible that which is inside. it is also a way to protect oneself from the captive within. There’s a certain pleasure to be experienced by looking through the spaces between the bars, and feeling the attraction exerted by the object or subject enclosed in the Cage. It entrances us.
Art is a way to document the time we live in; if there's a war or a revolution, you will see it on walls and in museums. We live in a part of the world where people need to be heard, to feel free, to be who they want to be. They seek respect and acceptance in order to let the veils, masks, and cages fall. A Cage is a place in our minds wherein we punish ourselves. Depression and suicide rates are so high and most of the time, it is due to the pressure exerted on individuals, either by society or themselves. We perceive failure as an ending of sorts, when in fact it's a chance for a new beginning. We are unique and shouldn't feel obligated to wear a mask in order to enter the ranks.
We live in a time of change, and it is horrible and it is beautiful.
We need to scream.
We need to be free.
- Sandra Chevrier, 2017