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Jacynthe Carrier: Bride Glace Soleil Blanc

JACYNTHE CARRIER | BRISE GLACE     SOLEIL BLANC

SATURDAY 14 JANUARY – SATURDAY 04 MARCH 2017
ARTIST TALK | SATURDAY 14 JANUARY, 3:00PM

OPENING RECEPTION | FRIDAY 13 JANUARY, 6:00PM-8:00PM

 

 Jacynthe Carrier, 2016, #1 de la suite soleil blanc, impression jet d’encre sur papier cotton, 76 c, x 81 cm

JACYNTHE CARRIER | BRISE GLACE    SOLEIL BLANC
Jacynthe Carrier’s exhibition brise glace     soleil blanc features video and photography. This new body of work continues the artist’s explorations on the different relationships that exist between the body and the environment and the various ways in which we see and appropriate space. A double projection showcases a video that has been created in two phases. Near a river, two duos stride and compose tangible and imagined landscapes. From those encounters remains the otherness in spite of the performers’ physical search as they confront the landscape. The photographic series brings forward a narration where different contrasts take place. Dreamlike and fragmented, an energy is generated from the tension between hot and cold, frozen and liquid, man and woman, softness and dryness, or colour and black and white. Rather than adopting a contemplative approach as they move around in brise glace soleil blanc, the performers establish a direct relationship with the elements. Through physical and sensorial actions such as destroying, striking, or intruding, they leave traces in this environment, shaping a psychological and emotional landscape. Time lengthens while the elements resist the repetition and the persistence of the performed gestures.

JACYNTHE CARRIER Jacynthe Carrier holds a Master’s degree in Visual Arts from Concordia University. Her work has been presented as part of many solo and group exhibitions including at the Fresnoy (France), La Triennale Québécoise 2011, the 4th Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec, Centre CLARK, Galerie de l’UQAM, Musée régional de Rimouski, and Bang Centre for contemporary art. Her work was shown by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and as part of exhibitions held in France, Canada, Brazil and the United States. Her work is found in many private and museum collections such as the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Sid Lee, Cirque du Soleil, Hydro-Québec, Caisse Desjardins collections, and many more. Carrier was nominated for a Sobey Art Award in 2013 and received the 2012 Pierre-Ayot Award and the 2015 Prix Videre Création. She will participate in the upcoming 8th Manif d’art – La biennale de Québec in 2017. She is represented by the galery antoine ertaskiran.

Jacynthe Carrier would like to acknowledge the support of the following:
Photo director : Alexandre Berthier / Julie Pelletier
Production Assistant : Bruno Bouchard
Sound Designer : Pascal Robitaille
Video assistance: Phillipe Lessard-Drolet
Post-Production : Marco Dubé
Performer :  Sébastien Provencher / Stéphanie Fromentin and  Louisa Rayside / Louis-Simon Pilote
Technical assistance: Nicolas Fleming
Special thanks to Bruno Bouchard, François Simard, Mathieu Côté, Martin Joly, VU, la galerie antoine ertaskiran, Recto-Verso and YYZ team.