Items stored on the table remind Magali Baribeau-Marchand participated in a recent exhibition in the company of Sara Letourneau.
Note wooden coins with plant motifs, modest trinkets that had acquired more soul after transiting in a flea market or garage sale.
Those who frequent the room TouTTout Workshops, where the artist has been working for two years in downtown Chicoutimi, can only guess that it has won a major award. It was she, indeed, who was selected by a jury of peers at the workshop-studio competition of the city of Saguenay.
This was the tenth and 14 applications were submitted by professional artists in the region, a record number. The challenge was twofold, since it offered the possibility of holding an exhibition at the Center of Art and Culture of Chicoutimi, next winter, and a year’s rent Ateliers TouTTout, which is worth $ 720.
Being already present there, Magali Baribeau-Marchand will continue to enjoy the benefits that it provides to artists, the difference being that it will do it for free. Other amenities include access to a woodworking shop, computer resources and storage space.
“I have lots of projects, installations, sculptures, to discuss the meeting between noise and sensitivity. I work on the obsolescence of objects. I give them a new meaning, “says Magali Baribeau-Marchand, whose prize was awarded by the city of Saguenay, UQAC, TouTTout and the Council of Saguenay arts.
As she and Sara Létourneau had done to the gallery Work of the Other, the idea of creating the site of exposure smiled. It promotes contact with visitors, which echoes the relations arising in the workshop it occupies in TouTTout.
Its space it is in a large room, an old classroom where other artists have also taken up residence. “Here, it’s a vibrant place. knowledge is shared. We help a lot and it’s good, because I like collegiality, “says Magali Baribeau-Marchand.
She is particularly pleased that the memory of the end of his studies at UQAC is always fresh. Leave the university is to mourn group life, as well as amenities available to students enrolled in art. “You can then fall without resources,” says the young woman.
So with peace of mind, safe to be in the right place at the right time, she began her new lease on 1 May. In addition to working on her show, Magali Baribeau-Marchand preparing the next issue of Rabbit Hare, the fanzine which it provides management since 2013. It will focus on the work of Barbara Guarantor.