Collage et assemblage
Stella Pace’s approach to art is grounded in direct engagement with material. Her art practice takes form in large-scale works on paper, including drawing, assemblage, and digital printing, and her drawings are often used as starting points for installations that include collage, painting and sculptural installation.
This project was created during an artist residency at the Silex workshop in Trois-Rivières. Constructions composed of corrugated cardboard, paper and thread, representing various forms of often abstracted heads, and a series of mixed-media works are accompanied by a large-scale mural in oil paint and jute on Hahnemühle paper. As always, in her work, each new piece is part of a continuum, much more passionate than logical, more intuitive than reasoned, more improvised than programmed. The work presents a heartbreaking adventure where faith and despair, anguish and exaltation, desire and pleasure mingle.
Stella Pace is an artist who lives and works in Montreal. She holds a BFA from Concordia University (1997). Her works have been presented in Canada and internationally in artist centres, public and private galleries, museums and within the context of international art fairs. Pace has to her name more than forty solo exhibitions, and her work appears in many public collections, including the Library and National Archives of Quebec, Loto Quebec, and Desjardins Cooperative Institute. Pace has received research funding from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, SODEC, and the G. Laoun Foundation (2006), and has participated in artist residences, including Grave (Victoriaville), Atelier de l’Ile (Val David), Studio Zocalo (Montreal), and Studio Silex (Trois-Rivières). She is represented by Miriam Shiell Gallery in Toronto and the A. Piroir Gallery in Montreal.