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November Exhibition
The Exploration of Dead Ends
November 6th through December 14, 2014, Opening: November 6th, 6-9pm
Pierre St-Jacques

"The Exploration of Dead Ends" is a multi-channel video installation that explores the nebulosity that is found in human experience. A man can just sit there, sit there and do nothing, and an epic narrative will ensue. Imperceptible tectonic shifts beneath his feet, just under his knowing, will take him on a journey. That vision of an ongoing search within the depths of experience, with its little doors and its vast murky expanses, has become the current dialog within St-Jacques work.

"The Exploration of Dead Ends" was conceived as a journey where the events that are clearly happening are just as important as the awkward emotions on the perifery, where the direction seems defined yet the place of arrival isn't. It's realism in a similar way that "Finnegan's Wake" is realism, or how synthetic cubism is about realism. Above all it's an investigation into what goes on inside us all and how that little human motor works.

Pierre St-Jacques has shown his work at Artist's Space in New York, at Gallerie Joella in Finland, and more recently at the DiVA and Scope art fairs in New York, at the Directors Lounge in Berlin, the Bronx Museum of Art in New York and Real Artways in Connectcut. Via Slideluck Potshow he has exhibited his work at such venues as the Wexner Center for Contemporary Art in Columbus Ohio, as well as internationally in venues in London, Copenhagen, Milan, and many others. He traveled to Beijing in 2009 to shoot "Traveling between Spring and Fall". Since then he worked concurrently on "Yes" and "Make Believe", two projects completed in 2011. He recently finished a series of five shorts entitled "A Gathering of Shifts" and is happy to present his latest work, a six-channel video installation entitled "The Explorations of Dead Ends", at Station Independent Projects