Camille Bernard-Gravel

© Camille Bernard-Gravel, Éviers, 2013, techniques mixtes, 213 x 244 x 51 cm.
© Camille Bernard-Gravel, Éviers, 2013, techniques mixtes, 213 x 244 x 51 cm.

CAMILLE BERNARD-GRAVEL
Quebec City (Quebec)

Camille Bernard-Gravel is inspired by simple natural phenomena, easily observed on a daily bases in our immediate environment. Her art research is nourished by her attention to the interactions that water, air and light createas well as the movement and sounds these elements produce.

She uses material stemming from human activity, particularly in the urban environment, in order to reinterpret the phenomena of rain, wind, the reflection of light on water and the sounds of these natural events. In her videos, installations, kinetic sculpture and sound work, she evokes the immaterial nature of the elements.

Her work resorts to mechanicalnotions and in a kind of performance, links the elements in a fluid system to make us think about the poetry of nature.

Project

The artist looksat naturepoetically, perceiving it as a network oflively,mobile interrelations. Her project emphasizes the synergy between plantgrowth and the forces that contribute to this natural phenomenon. Although immobile, plants in fact growthrough a kinematics that is particular to them in the context of a more extensive ecosystem.

She will create kinetic sculptures inspired by the development of plants. Motors and mechanisms will create movement imitating their growth and the disruptions that natural phenomena or external interventions inflict on them. With the help of various captors, visitors will be able to interact with the work and will become disrupting elements within the biomechanicallycreated ecosystem.

Biography

A native of Quebec City, Camille Bernard-Gravel received a BFA with distinction in visual and media arts from Laval University in 2014.

Since then she has produced sculpture, kinetic installations and videos. Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Centre d’exposition Val-d’Or in 2016, at Œil de Poisson (Quebec City) in 2015 and at the Residencia Corazón (La Plata, Argentina) in 2014. Her worksalso have been shown in exhibitions at artist residencies in France, Thailand and Mexico as well as group exhibitions in Quebec City, Montreal and New York.

In June 2016, she will present work from her Mexico residency in Montreal and at Langage Plus in Alma, and in early 2017,after her participation in the Symposium, shewill exhibit work at Galerie d’art du Parc in Trois-Rivières.

For more info:

camillebernardgravel.com

Bernard-Gravel
Photo: Stéphane Bourgeois.
© Camille Bernard-Gravel, Éole, 2015. Mixed mediums, variable dimensions. Photo: Ivan Binet.
© Camille Bernard-Gravel, Éole, 2015. Mixed mediums, variable dimensions. Photo: Ivan Binet.
© Camille Bernard-Gravel, Construire la pluie, 2014. Mixed mediums, variable dimensions. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
© Camille Bernard-Gravel, Construire la pluie, 2014. Mixed mediums, variable dimensions. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
© Camille Bernard-Gravel, Champ de blé, 2014. Mixed mediums, 183 cm x 201 cm x 61 cm. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
© Camille Bernard-Gravel, Champ de blé, 2014. Mixed mediums, 183 cm x 201 cm x 61 cm. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.