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Sophie Jodoin

Room(s) to move : je, tu, elle

From August 26 to October 29, 2017

Curator _ Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre


An exhibition in three segments presented, respectively, by EXPRESSION, the MacLaren Art Centre and the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Room(s) to move : je, tu, elle represents an ideal opportunity to catch up on the work that Sophie Jodoin has been doing over the past seven years.

The body, initially very present in the artist’s imagery, has become a more discreet presence—but it is still there to varying degrees, depending on the movements of the visitor, who has become an integral part of the situations that Jodoin has constructed in these three segments. Each of these conveys a nuanced view of a woman’s reality in three sets of circumstances: domestic life, intimacy, the world of medical treatment.

Language, which became an increasingly greater component of the artist’s work, now informs her approach to the extent that it is the work’s prime means of articulation: her series, no longer exploring the ramifications of a single theme, have assumed the shape of assemblages to be read as if they were sentences. Each drawing, collage and object have become fragments of an open narrative, one that changes in accordance with their positions in space.

Room(s) to move : tu, which is the first segment of the artist’s project, explores the public image of a particular woman, with forays into other issues such as social roles and norms, education, prescriptions and the definitions to which women are expected to conform.

Guided Tour and vernissage, on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2 pm