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French artist opens exhibition in tribute to Edith Macefield

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on May 22nd, 2014

On the Way. Works listFrench artist Laurence Landois opened a solo exhibition earlier this month that pays tribute to Ballard legend Edith Macefield.

The exhibition aplty titled “Home Sweet Home – A Tribute to Edith Macefield” is being shown until May 31 at Room 104 Gallery (306 S Washington St, #104).

Landois is an installation artist and sculptor who hails from Nantes, France. The exhibition features one of her site-specific installations accompanied by related drawings in pen and ink on graph paper.

The installation takes the form of ten small replica houses suspended from the ceiling paying tribute to the now internationally known events of 2009 when then 83-year-old Macefield refused the one million dollars offered for her property by developers who were constructing the Ballard Blocks complex. By the time Macefield passed away in 2008 she had become an international legend and folk hero.

Landois has a passion for making “monuments” in honor of momentous events and has been doing so both in France and abroad after she was inspired by the tragic events of September 11.

The exhibition will be on show until the end of the month with gallery hours Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment.

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    While I still think what Ms. Macefield did was awesome, it’s incredibly sad to drive by and see the place just sitting there boarded up this many years on.

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