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2006 05 06
Win a Glorious Getaway to Factory No. 2!
Reading Montréal is pleased to present its first online exhibition: a series of works by Montréal-based artist Clea Haugo.

The exhibition features seven paintings from the series Win a Glorious Getaway to Factory No. 2! Depicting industrial buildings at once familiar and nameless, the works explore human relationships to architectural spaces. “The isolated factory,” writes Clea Haugo, “becomes an unlikely environment for the image of a carefree suburban housewife. The incongruous nature of these images where women are transplanted into scenes of factories, mills, train and ship yards, allude to past and present notions of woman’s relationship to consumerism, place, and product. The manufactured concept of the modern woman encounters the raw beauty of urban abandonment.”

Each painting is accompanied by commentary from Clea Haugo.

Taking in the Sun
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"These industrial landscapes are fundamental icons of our cities. Imagine if one could view a place of industry, grain elevators for example, as a desired vacation destination."
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