Artist Rone transforms a 1930s Art Deco mansion into an art gallery installation – called Empire. The mansion, which was left vacant for over 20 years, now features Rone’s large-scale, ‘Jane Doe’ portraits, triggering questions in visitors like ‘how’ and ‘why’.
Before the mansion is demolished, Rone says,“I want people to walk in and feel like they can explore the possibilities of what might or might not have happened here… I love exploring the concept of how — and why — something so magnificent can be left to decline into ruin. Empire is about offering audiences the chance to create their own story; to temporarily transport their minds to another place, another time.”
This project is a collaboration between interior stylist Carly Spooner, scent designer Kat Snowden, film composer Nick Batterham, as well as lighting by designer John McKissock and elaborate botanical installations by design studio Loose Leaf.
Experience “Empire” at Burnham Beeches mansion in Sherbrooke March 6 – April 22, 2019.