January 26 – April 15, 2023
TD Bank Art Corridor
Charlottetown Library Learning Centre
97 Queen Street
this town is small and the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre are pleased to present Messages from the Cosmic Field, a solo exhibition by Renée Laprise.
Following a series of personal life events, Renée Laprise has been exploring the spirituality and symbolism of the starfield as a way to heal and find meaning. Depictions of the cosmos have been used since ancient times to represent the non-physical plane, encouraging contemplation about the intangible and vast notions of space, time, and spirituality. In exploring these themes in Messages from the Cosmic Field, Laprise looks to make connections to a realm much bigger than herself.
Messages from the Cosmic Field is a recent iteration of The Cosmic Field, a series of 78 paintings that were displayed in a grid at the Hilda Woolnough Gallery at The Guild and also made available as “the Cosmic Portal Oracle deck”. The deck, similar to a tarot deck, uses imagery and prompt words that are then interpreted as messages by its users. Messages from the Cosmic Field shows two groupings of the original paintings paired with prompt words, meant to evoke two distinct messages. Visitors are encouraged to sit with the pieces and allow the messages to come to them. No two individuals will interpret the meanings in the same way, highlighting how each person has their own distinct perspective and guiding the viewer to make connections between their conscious and intuitive knowledge.
Born and raised in Southern Ontario, Renée Laprise has a BFA from the University of Toronto and currently lives and creates in Prince Edward Island. After years of working to find her voice as an artist, Renée has developed a style that is uniquely hers. The stories told in each painting are inspired by her past and present-day experiences intermingled with nature and local PEI landscapes. Underlying all of her work is an intense interest in mystical interconnection of the physical and non-physical realms. https://www.reneelaprisearts.com/
This project is made possible thanks to the generous support of TD Bank, the City of Charlottetown, and Innovation PEI through the PEI Culture Action Plan.
Monday: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.