Emerge: Washington 2011

22 - 24 September 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011
VIP: 5 pm - 7 pm

Public Hours Daily
Thursday, September 22: 7 pm - 11 pm
Friday 23 - Saturday 24: 12pm - 7 pm
Sunday 24: 12pm - 5pm

Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 "I" Street, SW
(cross street is S Capitol Street SE)
Washington D.C. DC  20024

ROOM #230

Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain is proud to have presented Maskull Lasserre's first Washington solo show at EMERGE 2011. In advance of his upcoming solo exhibition at PFOAC in November 2011 Lasserre will unveil new work from his ongoing exploration of music, violence and the everyday. We are thrilled with the critical response as expresseed by the Washington Post.

2011 marked the opening year of EMERGE Art Fair. Conceived in partnership with the Rubell Family, EMERGE is a new showcase of international galleries and emerging artists in downtown Washington D.C.

For general information on the fair please visit the official website at:

PFOAC would like to thank the Canada Council and la SODEC for their support in helping the gallery promoting its artists internationally.


Maskull Lasserre was born in Alberta, Canada in 1978. He spent much of his childhood in South Africa before returning to Canada. He has a BFA from Mount Allison University (Visual Art and Philosophy), and an MFA from Concordia University (Sculpture). He now works out of studios in both Montreal and Ottawa. Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday through allegories of value, expectation, and utility. Elements of nostalgia, accident, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected. Lasserre has exhibited across Canada and in the United States. He is represented in the collections of the Government of Canada (Transport Canada, DND), Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of Ottawa, amongst others. He is also a recent participant in the Canadian Forces War Artist Program in Afghanistan.


Phillip Kennicott. "Adaptive artwork" Washington Post September 24, 2011
Interview with Maskull Lasserre at Don't Panic
For more information on Maskull Lasserre please visit his website: maskulllasserre.com