The Maude Leonard-Contant Surtout ne prends pas frois installation features hanging beams of chopped wood. The Montreal-based artist has erected the display via an assortment of materials, inclusive of paper, watercolors and styrofoam.
Leonard-Contant prompts viewers to think about the way in which they interact with nature as he, "questions the difficult relationship we have with the representation of nature, and shows an acute interest for the western neurosis of framing."
Surtout be prends pas froid also challenges the eye in every regard. While the hanging beams are cut up, splicing the pieces of wood in two parts, they nonetheless maintain the original shape of the trees as they fall in a linear manner. Leonard-Contant has in this way created a merger between nature and the ethereal.