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Julie OuelletSe perdre, 2015.
Photo : Guy L'Heureux, courtesy of the artist

In her graphic work, Julie Ouellet examines the ornamentation and means of drawing, using the line as a template for a practice unfolding within an expanded pictorial field. For over a decade, she has explored the spatial and semantic variations of drawing that fall within a broader contemplation of movement and wandering. It comes down to the line — the binding agent of the work — to guide both the artist’s hand and the observer’s body in a haptic stroll through visual territories. The roaming lines become entangled and accumulate on the surface of the works, creating the effect of depth, in which swarming and amorphous masses evolve.

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