Anne-Marie Proulx
in New Richmond


Her Hands the Winds

Anne-Marie Proulx, Québec City, Québec |

Her Hands the Winds explores the reciprocal relationships that women can enjoy with the region and with nature. Anne-Marie Proulx took it on herself to break the passive and distant relationship that we often have with the image of nature, as well as the accounts of places commonly delivered by prospectors, hunters, missionaries or workers.

The artist set off to meet women from the Gaspé region in the spring of 2018 and winter of 2019. She walked alongside them, following them along pathways, in their home gardens or on their farmland, between harvesting and talking, gathering or fishing. Focusing on what others see in the landscape, rather than on her own observations, she couples her vision to those of the people encountered. The women thus become collaborators who through their ideas contribute to the manner in which the artist creates at the heart of the region. Her photographs invite us to get closer to a representation of presence and of interaction, where we can explore the way that the relationship between human beings and nature is manifested in actions, in journeying, in knowing how to do and in knowing how to be.


Her Hands the Winds

Anne-Marie Proulx has been featured in individual exhibits in Québec, among others as part of Manif d’art 9 – La biennale de Québec, and MOMENTA – Biennale de l’image in Montreal. Her work has also been presented in Toronto and on Québec’s North Shore, as well as in group exhibitions (FRAC Lorraine, Arprim, Regart, AdMare, Fonderie Darling, Galerie UQO). Her texts have appeared in various publications and journals, and she’s lectured both in Québec and elsewhere.