Wish You Were Here . . .
Site-specific installation made over the course of one week as part of SappyFest’s Wish You Were Here residency in May 2016.
“Fauteux . . . traced the outline of every piece of missing paint from the floor of her studio, the flaws documented in light pencil on tracing paper hung in a stack from a clip on the wall. Each chip was then filled in with wood-panelled vinyl, which was in turn covered with flocking that matched the paint on the floor. There was something poetic in the great care, even reverence, Fauteux gave to this modest space. With the room bearing some intriguing circa-1900 architectural features, Fauteux’s work here made me think of Emily Dickinson and her environs—a small Victorian room made somehow monumental by the complexity of the interior world of its occupant.”
– C. Elizabeth Grant, SappyFest Residency Melds Art, Music, Collaboratio and Chaos, Canadian Art, May 18, 2016