Shadows of an Epoch

outdoor paint / 10 x 60’ — 2022




SHADOWS OF AN EPOCH is an ephemeral mural including shadows of roaming wolves painted on the campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, in St. John’s. It is a collective reminder that the Newfoundland Wolf roamed the island until its extinction due to colonization in 1930. Similar to an oral tradition, these shadows are an invitation to gather and speak in a hushed voice: remember that wolves roamed the hilly and the rugged inland of the island for thousands of years; do not forget, share, and learn from it.

Acknowledgment: This project would not have been possible without the generosity of the Grenfell Art Gallery of Memorial University and the Natural History Collections of the Rooms.


Press



Share and Learn: Street wall mural in response to climate emergency and colonization
Mandy Cook
Gazette — September 15, 2022
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Une murale en mémoire du loup de Terre-Neuve
Caroline Lévesque
Radio-Canada — September 12, 2022
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Une murale en mémoire du loup de Terre-Neuve
Caroline Lévesque
Radio-Canada — September 12, 2022
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Studio core

studio leftovers — 2021



STUDIO CORE is a 5-year material summary of a sculpture practice. It is an ephemeral work made of materials compressed in cylinders similar to geological cores. The cylinders are presented in a wood bed used to display mining samples. It represents, in chronological order, the shift between more than 70 different materials, from traditional materials (such as plaster, clay and wood) to alternative materials (including wood ash, seaweed and eggshells).

Remains

waste — 2021




REMAINS is an exhibition of things that continue to exist even after being discarded. The public could visit the installation and browse the virtual collection of the project to learn about the surprising life of waste such as a broken sewing machine, pottery fragment, damaged lobster buoy, lost glove, crooked bicycle wheel, used motorcycle tire, abandoned table legs, crushed teapot, and parts of a dismantled piano.

Acknowledgment: This project would not have been possible without the collaboration of the Halifax Solid Waste Resources Educator, Nova Scotia.


Press



Une exposition présente des déchets pour susciter des réflexions à Halifax
Caroline Lévesque
Radio-Canada — April 13, 2021
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Talking Trash with MFA Student Marie-Soleil Provençal on Earth Day
Jessica Murray
NSCAD University — April 22, 2021
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Trash talk: NSCAD student Marie-Soleil Provençal turns other people’s garbage into art
Hollie Uffindell
Saltwire, Chronicle Herald — April 22, 2021
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Softest bullet

wool / 3 x 3 x 6" — 2021



Life-size bullet made of needle-felted wool. Action movies, child-soldiers, gun legislation, and mass shootings: this work is a study on our love-hate relationship with firearms.

Finalist in sculpture for the 2021 NSCAD Student Art Award.

Legacy of an artist

discarded objects — 2021



LEGACY OF AN ARTIST [Memento Mori] is a series of ephemeral sculptures made with discarded objects collected in the sculpture studio. It follows the tradition of “Vanitas”, still life artwork that includes various symbolic objects such as “Memento Mori”, designed to remind the viewer of their mortality. Visit the research blog of the project to learn more about where those objects are coming from and where they will go.

Work presented in 2021 for the group exhibition Unpunctuated at the Anna Leonowens Art Gallery.

Acknowledgment: This project would not have been possible without the collaboration of the Halifax Solid Waste Resources Educator, Nova Scotia.


Press



« Unpunctuated » une exposition présentée par des étudiants de NSCAD
Caroline Lévesque
Radio-Canada — January 20, 2021
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MARIE-SOLEIL PROVENÇAL — 2021