Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge, “As the Hour Turns Blue”

Buffalo Arts Studio
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Buffalo, NY 14214

May 25, 2024, May 28, 2024, May 29, 2024, May 30, 2024, May 31, 2024, June 1, 2024, June 4, 2024, June 5, 2024, June 6, 2024, June 7, 2024, June 8, 2024, June 11, 2024, June 12, 2024, June 13, 2024, June 14, 2024, June 15, 2024, June 18, 2024, June 19, 2024, June 20, 2024, June 21, 2024, June 22, 2024, June 25, 2024, June 26, 2024, June 27, 2024, June 28, 2024

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Buffalo Arts Studio is excited to present As the Hour Turns Blue, an installation by artist and educator, Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge. Stemming from her long-term research on waiting spaces, this immersive experience combines photography, video projection, and storytelling to offer a fresh perspective on the concept of waiting. As the Hour Turns Blue is on display May 24&June 28, 2024 with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 24, 5:00 8:00 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibition includes multiple elements interacting with the gallery walls and floors, such as large format prints, assemblages of photographic images, and small screens. The installation also features a 60-minute video projection, looping back every hour, which acts as a clock within the gallery space. Through desktop performances, contemplative collages, and meditations on the passage of time, Leblanc-Roberge delves into the intricacies of waiting, incorporating short stories, interviews, reconstructed environments, landscapes, objects, and visual poems.

As the Hour Turns Blue celebrates the non-productive moments of hesitation, latency, and stillness, inviting viewers to embrace boredom as a pathway to observation, learning, and slowing down. Through this installation, Leblanc-Roberge offers a unique perspective on the concept of waiting and its significance in our lives.

Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge (she/her) is an image maker from Canada and currently Associate Professor of Art and Lens Based Media at the University of Rochester (Rochester, New York). Leblanc-Roberge has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the University of Rochester and participated in multiple artist-in-residence programs across continents. She completed her BFA in photography at Concordia University (Montréal, Canada) and her MFA in electronic integrated arts at Alfred University (Alfred, New York).

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