La Petite Mort Gallery: Art for serious lovers
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:28
There are some funny things happening at the avant-garde La Petite Mort Gallery in Ottawa, and art lovers looking for a taste of the stranger side of the contemporary scene in the Canadian capital may want to stop by. Until December 30, visitors can check out the gallery's NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC goes GHETTO exhibition, which features works by more than a dozen artists. Using maps as a background for their pieces, artists either painted, etched or printed overlaying designs in attempt to readdress global identities presented by the media.
Peter Shmelzer, one of the currently featured artists, is putting a rather hilarious spin on maps and how early explorers set out to chart the globe. Juxtaposing maps, animals, flags and images of animals, Shmelzer invites the viewer to rethink why explorers chose to set out and what their ultimate goals were.
Other artists are also presenting their own interpretation of what the underlying meaning of maps are, and visitors who travel to Ontario with an eye for the latest and greatest art will not be disappointed with what's on at La Petite Mort Gallery.