Communion

Genevieve Thauvette

MEDIUM Hand painted chromogenic print on paper
DATE 2010
DIMENSIONS 78cm x 50cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2020.12.21
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: Glenn and Barbara McInnes, 2020
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A photograph presents the interior of a house with five life-sized cardboard cutouts of the artist wearing a white dress and a veil. The cut outs are self-portraits of the artist. Foreground presents two of the cut outs, positioned in front of a staircase. One is holding two Canadian Red Ensign flags while looking up. The other figure joins her hands looking directly at the viewer. On the left, in the background, three cut outs stand, aligned, in the stairs. The left figure is looking away, holding a flag. The middle one is looking up in a distance while the right one, while holding a flag, is looking away, towards her right. A large light sign reading "ON AIR" hangs from the ceiling, above the room. The composition is mostly monochrome, with contrasting hand painted red elements, such as the sign and flags.

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