Visual Art Forum | Dominique Pétrin

Public Talks + Conferences

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rennie Hall I Room B2160

Visual Art Forums presents an artist talk with Dominique Pétrin.

Following the opening of her exhibition You won’t solve the problem with an air freshener at grunt gallery, Dominique Petrin will be presenting an artist talk at Emily Carr University.

Rooted in her practice as a printmaker, Pétrin creates immersive, highly graphic environments, often producing hundreds of individual prints for a single installation. The exhibition You won’t solve the problem with an air freshener, curated by Vanessa Kwan, will be created on-site and composed of silkscreened paper pasted to the gallery walls. Freely inspired by the history of ornamentation and pixelated digital aesthetics, Pétrin’s installations are often riotous in execution, creating an environment both vibrant and unsettling. 

Dominique Pétrin is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Montréal, Canada. A former member of the petrochemical rock band Les Georges Leningrad from 2000-2007, she has collaborated with artists such as Banksy, Sophie Calle, the Pil & Galia Kollectiv and choreographers Antonija Livingstone, Stephen Thompson and Jennifer Lacey. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, France, the United States, Belgium and the United Kingdom. In 2014 she was longlisted for the Sobey Award. She is represented in Canada by Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran.

This Visual Art Forum is presented by the Audain Faculty of Art in partnership with grunt gallery.