Through a monochromic palette of blacks, whites and grays, the objects address the state of the world. The contemplative experience of Bilodeau’s installation yields a sublime awareness of a perpetual cyclical movement of transience and reformation, of transitions and metamorphoses.
Simon Bilodeau depicts materiality as objective matter tamed by elemental forces or by human savoir-faire. He recovers materials with which our worlds are made: stone and metal, light and movement and presents them from a quasi-extraterrestrial perspective as innocent forms of existence.
Bilodeau manages to express, without judgment, without appeal and without prophecy, the cold and captivating beauty of an apocalyptic aesthetic—when everything finally calms down and nothing matters anymore. The exhibition is made of works of art through which the artist is presenting is a vision of world both detailed and extremely vast, one that reveals without affect an aesthetic influenced by the sublime.