Wrestling with Static, Solo exhibition by Caroline Mousseau.



Exhibition at aceartinc., Wrestling With Static.

WINNIPEG, Febuary 2024— aceartinc. is pleased to announce Wrestling with Static, a solo exhibition by Caroline Mousseau.


On Friday, March 8 from 6-9PM, we welcome you to join our opening celebration. 

Exhibition run: March 8 – April 19, 2024

With new abstractions on paper and canvas, Caroline Mousseau embodies an aesthetic slowness, a state of being introduced by contemporary writer Lutz Koepnick, which is not a direct reversal of speed but an openness to the co-presence of tempos and simultaneous differences of time and space. With their immediate impact, monotonous routines and emergent detail, Wrestling with Static offers insular shapes searching to connect, to scuffle with their edges, to re-form, to take space and to offer it back as they jitter with zany colour. Hashed repetitions accumulate and slow to a crawl, dragging material across surfaces in layers to create slight differences in optical and material depth. These simple forms register quickly but are paired with the intimate draw of material to explore the latent value of getting close as textures shift, glimpses multiply, and double takes replace cursory looks. Reinforced by scale, composition and colour, Mousseau’s new works set up a bias for speed and distance, an expectation that delays the recognition of detail to point out how easy it is to rely on assumptions alone. Wrestling with Static, then, asks us to engage sincerely with form, and ultimately, with a practice of slow, flexible looking where effort is shared and binaries are carefully dismantled.



Caroline Mousseau is an artist based in Winnipeg, located on Treaty 1 Territory. Mousseau has exhibited throughout North America, with presentations at the Art Gallery of Guelph, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Birch Contemporary, Art Toronto (Canada), CYDONIA (USA) and Zona Maco (Mexico) among others. She was the recipient of the prestigious Joseph Plaskett Award in Painting (2019) and several other awards including a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC, University of Guelph, 2019). In 2014, she was curated in the Thames & Hudson publication 100 Painters of Tomorrow (USA) with its accompanying exhibition in New York, NY and book launch in London, UK. Mousseau holds an MFA from the University of Guelph (2020) and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2012). Her works are found in private collections throughout Canada, the United States, and South America.


Opening Reception: Friday March 8, 6PM – 9PM

Artist Talk: April 4, 2024 7 PM

Exhibition run: March 8 – April 19, 2024

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5PM

Other Events: Honouring the Work of Hands: MAWA Foundation Mentorship Program 2022/2023 Group Exhibition. Opening March 15th in our studio gallery 6-9PM. Featuring Cato Cormier, Vi Houssin, Desa Kalem, Shelley McCafferty, Alana MacDougall, Mandy Malazdrewich and Emma Mayer. 


About aceartinc.: We are an artist-run centre dedicated to the support, exhibition, and dissemination of contemporary art. aceartinc. Presents five major exhibitions a year by contemporary visual artists. www.aceart.org

We are on Treaty 1 Territory. On the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. We offer our respect and gratitude to the caretakers of this land.


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