Part of Photorama Editions!
12 x 10 inch digital archival print
Edition of 15
Full Photorama Editions set is available for $1,000. Please email Noa Bronstein, Executive Director, to inquire: noa @ gallerytpw.ca
In a single loop, repeated and offset in 7 different frames, I pop a series of balloons that mostly spell out gibberish with coherent statements forming every few minutes. “I AM SORRY”, “YOU’RE WELCOME”, “YOU’RE SORRY”, and “I AM WELCOME” disappear as quickly as they appear. A result of precise timing and sometimes painful explosions, the work renders me a confused subject, waffling between a submissive/apologetic position, to one of defiance and self-righteousness. The images of the popped balloons bundled and limply held up can be seen as an attempt to reanimate these declarations.
Christopher Lacroix (Canadian, b. 1986) holds a BFA from Ryerson University, ON (2012) and an MFA from the University of British Columbia, BC (2018). His work has been exhibited at The Polygon Gallery (Vancouver), window (Winnipeg), Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), and Forest City Gallery (London). Lacroix was the 2018 recipient of the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize. He currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ı́lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) Nations.