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Photo courtesy of Luis Jacob
Photo courtesy of Luis Jacob

You Are What You Wear

In artist Luis Jacob's new exhibition, bodies are framed within the environment and surroundings are incorporated into bodies

Last year, Montreal-based curator Marie Fraser approached artist Luis Jacob about producing a mid-career survey of his work. The result? An exhibition with three chapters – each conceived specifically for the city it is shown in: Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

The first stop for “Tableaux: Pictures at an Exhibition” is Darling Foundry in Montreal, from June 17 to August 19. In one gallery, Jacob is showing “Album VIII” (2009), which consists of hundreds of images culled from books, magazines and other publications. In the piece above, bodies are framed within their environment, while surroundings are incorporated into the bodies.

In Montreal, Jacob (BA 1996 UC) is also presenting a new installation that takes the form of a gallery within a gallery. In this new space – a gallery room with one glass wall – guests can check out 12 monochrome paintings. Seen from the outside through the glass wall, these same guests will become part of the “exhibition tableau.”

The Toronto chapter of Jacobs’ exhibition will open in February 2011 at the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art.

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