For In-Between at the Invisible Dog Center’s Glass House, Caroline Cloutier uses the mirror as an extension of the photographic device to produce images. She thus brings the out-of-field space inside the Glass House and exploits the visual qualities of its surroundings. The effect is a complex spatial composition that leads the viewer in a contemplative experience about the in-between.
Caroline Cloutier is particularly interested in the reflective function inherent to specular and photographic images and their capacity for suggesting virtual spaces. In recent years, she has arranged mirrors and large-scale photographic prints to create monumental collages that section and modulate the exhibition space. Blending in with the architecture of the occupied venues, her installations modulate the space, open virtual passages, and effect a mise en abyme within the exhibition setup. They provide contemplative experiences that suggest a space that one might imagine or discover beyond the image. Mental projection leads the body to inscribe itself in these virtual spaces.
This exhibition is made possible thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Art, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Nicolas Robert, Melissa Bianca Amore and William Stover and the Cultural Services of the Québec Government Office in New York.
Caroline Cloutier lives and works in Montreal (Canada), where she practices photography and installation. Her works have been shown in Montreal, Toronto (CA), New York (US), Linz (AT) and Rome (IT). She has had a number of international residencies: Linz in 2014 and 2016, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland (CA), in 2016, and Rome in 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal and she is currently pursuing a MFA in Photography at Concordia University (Montreal, CAN). Her last installation, In-Between (2018), created especially for the Invisible Dog Center is her first solo show in New York.
September 8–October 14, 2018
Saturday, September 8
The Glass House
51 Bergen St.