Statement: 

EN: My work explores landscape as it intersects with identity and politics. Landscapes are by definition the collective interpretation of a geographical area, and I interpret what can be landscape broadly. Working primarily in traditional painting methods, I have explored subjects such as the Olympics, stadiums, sport, game shows, and condominium interiors.

FR: Ma pratique est centrée sur le paysage en tant que carrefour des questions politiques et identitaires. Le paysage est l’interprétation que nous faisons collectivement d’un lieu. Une interprétation qui est ensuite relayée par divers médias, y compris les arts visuels, le cinéma et la littérature. J’utilise le mot paysage au sens large, pour désigner des réalités aussi diverses que les stades, les lieux où se tiennent les Olympiques ou les intérieurs d’appartements. 

About: 

Dave LeRue is a Montreal based artist, writer, and educator, and is currently pursuing a P.h.D in Art Education at Concordia University. He was born and raised in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, getting his BFA at NSCAD University in 2014. He moved to Montreal in 2016, completing an MFA in painting in 2019. He lives in Cote des Neiges with his beloved Charlotte and overly affectionate cat, Wilburtheaus.