Small Dramas & Little Nothings
September 29-November 1, 2012
ARTIST WALK-THROUGH & RECEPTION
November 1, 2012, 7-9 pm
Sophie Jodoin, still from video Shooter, in collaboration with Jhave, 2009-11
This exhibition by this Montreal artist brings together works that are both figurative and conceptual and include an austere black and white minimalist series that consists of predominantly drawings, and one video, that echo and resituate the drawn works. They reveal the body, both fragments and full figures, as the site of wars and suffering, where lives are lived, and where the resilience of the self is subtly revealed in often disturbing ways.
Sophie Jodoin / Artist Statment
Disquiet reverberates in the work of Sophie Jodoin: headless bodies, discarded furniture, burnt houses, abandoned animals, wounded kids. Since 2004, she has worked exclusively in black and white. Her practice rests on a commitment to drawing as a discipline for exploring engaged content. Her austere, minimalist series frequently develop into large-scale installations of drawings, collages, found objects, light boxes and video.
Sophie Jodoin / Biography
Sophie Jodoin studied Visual Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. Recent exhibits include Volta NY, Musée d’art de Joliette, Museum London, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Galerie Bertrand Grimont in Paris, and OBORO, Centre Clark and Battat Contemporary in Montreal. She has been the recipient of grants from the Canada Council and le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Her work is found in numerous private, corporate, and public collections. She lives and works in Montreal. For more info: www.sophiejodoin.com
The Union Gallery acknowledges the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund at Queen’s University for their financial support of this exhibition.