In this exhibition “I’ve always wanted to be in a group show” is part of an ongoing series of works, which Sylvie Bélanger refers to as light-drawings where she models light into relief form, space and drawing. The series of light drawings originated from an empty box filled with white light that recalled the theater screen, a dematerialized surface and, than again a three-dimensional space where light took shape.
Inspired by reproductions of artworks found in books and magazines of influential past artists, this series replaces paint, charcoal, steel, wood, plaster, etc. by light-forms, light-spaces and light-lines embedded in stainless steel boxes. They become a form of distant and haunted memory, an impression, a trace of an acknowledged influence of being situated in history.