Marc Audette explores the limits and possibilities of photography by questioning the technology itself through videos, photo projections, and back lit and still photos with video overlays. The series The Line is in plays with a custom-made, portable lighting system in forests of the Americas. The bright line of light that runs through the photographs operates like a drawing tool, exploring and embracing the landscape while suggesting narrative possibilities.
Marc Audette studied fine art at the University of Québec in Hull and earned a Masters in Visual Arts from York University. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Plaza Arte Medellin Colombia, Gallery 44, Toronto, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie and Digital & Video Art Fair (DiVA), New York. He is the founding member of L’Association des groupes en arts visuels francophones (AGAVF), a national arts service organization that represents visual arts groups active in Francophone communities outside the Province of Quebec.
In addition to having taught in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University’s Keele campus, Audette teaches in the Multidisciplinary Studies Department at the Glendon campus, and has been curator of the Glendon Gallery since 2001.
Established in May 1977, Galerie St-Laurent + Hill began with the introduction to the National Capital Region of Québec-based female artists. The mandate quickly expanded to represent and promote contemporary Canadian art and artists exclusively. The gallery’s first exhibition space was in Wakefield, Québec, moving to Ottawa’s historic Byward Market soon thereafter. In addition to representing established artists, the gallery is actively involved in the career development of emerging artists.