AXENÉO7 artist-run centre, in collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts of the University of Ottawa, presents the exhibition Édifice by Michael Belmore, artist and MFA candidate at the University of Ottawa, as part of the public presentation of his thesis exhibition.
Water and stone have a voice, they speak a language and have a history of conversation that extends well beyond our fleeting human existence.
Michael Belmore (Ojibway), a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, was born in 1971 north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He holds an Associated diploma (1994) in sculpture/installation from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and currently lives in Ottawa. Belmore works in a variety of media including plastics, metal, wood, and stone. These materials are important to understanding his work, bringing into account how we view nature as a commodity.