Nicolas Baier: Scénes de genre [Genre Paintings]

13 January – 26 February, 2006

Nicolas Baier, Planète, 2002

Opening Reception Thursday, 12 January at 8 pm
Opening remarks by Mark Mayer
Director, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Montréal native Nicolas Baier’s gigantically-scaled digitally contructed photographs present mundane scenes and everyday objects from the artist’s own domestic universe. In them, Baier obsessively documents his home and studio and all the things that are found there, the petit riens (little nothings) of existence. Curator Gilles Godamer notes that Baier’s latest work “deepens the rapport between his photographic practice and that of painting, at the same time as he interrogates, with a lot of pertinence and poetry, the concept of abstraction.” Organized by the Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal, this exhibition’s national tour has been made possible with funding from the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.