April 3 - June 6, 2020

Baptized In The Fires Of The Cuyahoga River

Veronique d’Entremont (Los Angeles, CA)

Part of Artist-in-Residence

Baptized In The Fires Of The Cuyahoga River

  Veronique d’Entremont, Baptized In The Fires Of The Cuyahoga River, installation detail (2020), photo by Rustin McCann

Baptized In The Fires Of The Cuyahoga River

  Veronique d’Entremont, Baptized In The Fires Of The Cuyahoga River, installation (2020), photo by Rustin McCann

Baptized In The Fires Of The Cuyahoga River

  Veronique d’Entremont, Baptized In The Fires Of The Cuyahoga River, installation (2020), photo by Rustin McCann

  Veronique d’Entremont, Baptized In The Fires Of The Cuyahoga River, installation (2020), photo by Rustin McCann

  Veronique d’Entremont, Baptized In The Fires Of The Cuyahoga River, installation (2020), photo by Rustin McCann

  Veronique d’Entremont, Baptized In The Fires Of The Cuyahoga River, installation (2020), photo by Rustin McCann

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Los Angeles-based artist Veronique d’Entremont presents an immersive installation that explores personal histories and present experiences of segregation and dissociation in the Cleveland area.

Working primarily in sculpture and sound, d’Entremont’s work builds meaning through the layering of site, process and materials. Dividing lines, both visible and invisible, become the subject and the medium for her work. Architectural rubbings (like grave rubbings, only larger) reveal the doors and windows of an abandoned apartment complex, located on Lee road between Cleveland Heights and East Cleveland. Through a series of actions that resemble a ritual as much as they do an art practice, d’Entremont takes these rubbings to the edge of a highway that divides America’s Oldest Housing Project from the new cafes and condos of Ohio City. The rubbings are coated in light-sensitive cyanotype chemicals, they are buried in rock salt, they are exposed to the sun—each action working to simultaneously reveal and obscure, to purify and to preserve. Finally, d’Entremont takes these objects to Industrial Valley, where she washes them in the murky, opaque water of the Cuyahoga River.

About the Artist

Veronique d’Entremont

Veronique d’Entremont is a multi-disciplinary artist who examines the social and institutional spaces we inhabit, how they shape us and how we can ultimately transform them. Through entwined studio, pedagogical and ritual practices, Veronique displays a commitment to collaboration, community organizing and to art as a medium for building empathy... go to artist page

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