Maude Poirier FelxMontréal, Canada
Maude Poirier Felx is a BFA graduate from UQAM. Her previous studies include a Certificate in Permaculture Design (2018) and an Attestation in Ecological Horticulture (2014). In 2014, she had a solo exhibition at Café Pi (Montreal). Her group exhibitions include “Passage à découvert,” presented at the Galerie de l’UQAM (Montreal, 2021), the interdisciplinary festival Le Maquis (Montreal, 2020) and the Montreal Printed Arts Festival presented at WIP (2019). In 2013-2014, she received a government grant from the Jeunes Volontaires program for a solo exhibition.
The artist creates autonomous ecosystems. This intention manifests itself in the design of experimental gardens and insect hotels made from reclaimed materials and resilient systems based on permaculture principles. Her multidisciplinary practice combines drawing and site-specific installation.
About the artwork
Pollinisateurs culte, nos hôtes (2021)
Pollinisateurs culte, nos hôtes stems from the artist’s fascination with insects, which she calls “our hosts on this planet.” The work consists of an installation of various “hotels” for lesser-known pollinators, namely: lacewings, hoverflies, earwigs, bumblebees, solitary bees, wasps, ladybugs and butterflies. These “sculpture-houses” allow these varieties of insects to reproduce and hibernate. The artist wishes to shed light on these essential creatures.
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Photo : Camille Dubuc