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Marilou Chagnaud: Mapping Air

Open by appointment

Preview 12 January, 6 – 8pm

Abject Gallery

In Marilou Chagnaud's ‘Mapping Air’, a series of textile sculptures explore the movement of air.

Developed during a 10-months residency at VARC, Mapping Air draws inspiration from flag signalling systems. Stripes and chequered patterns were stitched using bright orange and white ripstop – also known as parachute fabric – to create three large-scale works, each measuring between 10 to 20 metres in length.

Marilou Chagnaud‘s (b. 1983, Montreal) practice combines printmaking, sculpture, and site- specific installations. Her work revolves around the use of lines, colours and geometrical patterns to investigate spatial perception and movement.

Chagnaud lives and works in York. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence (2003-2008), followed by a Diploma in Textile Design from Centre Design et Impression Textile de Montréal (2012-2015).