Newzones is pleased to present “Endless Summer”, a solo exhibition by Joshua Jensen-Nagle.
This latest beach series is a culmination of 12 years of working with the beach as a subject. The inspiration began in Jensen-Nagle’s childhood, as he would spend his summers at the beach. Earlier works were crafted using vintage Polaroid cameras and old postcards that created the feeling of dreamy nostalgia. Now, using modern day cameras, Jensen-Nagle is able to create awe-inspiring images that can appear both faraway and somehow, reachable. His scenes either evoke fond memories, or capture crisp vistas that you can walk right into.
To add another perspective to his series of iconic beaches, Jensen-Nagle photographed from a helicopter, mastering aerial imagery. At first glance, these works may read as abstract, but upon a further inspection, umbrellas, sunbathers, swimmers and surfers scatter about the scene to create colourful and inspiring imagery. Distinctly Jensen-Nagle, the photographs refuse to document a moment in time, rather forcing the viewer to perceive it as a dream of the distant past or faraway future.
Joshua Jensen-Nagle received a BFA at Ryerson University 2004. He has been featured in Photolife, National Post, Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald, Canadian Art, Galleries West, Swerve, Avenue, FFWD and Canadian House and Home. He has become a prominent fixture in the Canadian art community for the past decade. He has developed a strong standing in the art world and has been collected by Cirque de Soleil, Ryerson University, First Calgary Petroleum Ltd, MasterCard, GMP Securities, Talisman Energy and Bennett Jones LLP to name a few.
Sophie Jodoin A CATALOGUE OF ARTIFICIAL SENTIMENTS
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 2-4 PM
730 11th Ave SW
A CATALOGUE OF ARTIFICIAL SENTIMENTS (Beauty), 2016
Collage on Inkjet Print
11" x 8.5"
Newzones is pleased to present "A CATALOGUE OF ARTIFICIAL SENTIMENTS", a solo exhibition by Sophie Jodoin.
The new series, "A CATALOGUE OF ARTIFICIAL SENTIMENTS" relates to Jodoin's increasing interest in working with language. Based on the book, The Art of Arranging Artificial Flowers by Lawrence Porricelli, she assembled a visual and text-based catalogue by juxtaposing circular-cut found images with factual descriptions of flowers. These newly arranged combinations question artificial representations and the idealization of sentiments.
"There is a surprisingly vast variety of artificial sentiments produced in the world today. Modeled on actual and cultivated sentiments, this exciting diversity and adaptability has created a "new nature". This accompanying catalogue displays only a sample of the artificial sentiments available. Most are exact duplications of their natural counterparts, although a few are interesting combinations of similar species. Look closely at the catalogue, for the reality of these artificial sentiments is breathtaking."
Born in Montreal, Sophie Jodoin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Concordia University, after which she studied anatomy for two years at the New York Academy of Art. Sophie was one of the few artists selected to represent Montreal for "Made in Canada: Contemporary Art in Montreal", an exhibition at the Plattsburgh State University Museum in New York. Sophie Jodoin recently completed an artist residency in London, UK, awarded by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec.
Her work has been highlighted in the Calgary Herald, the Globe and Mail, Preview Magazine, Border Crossings and Galleries West to name a few. Jodoin's drawings has been widely exhibited across Canada, the USA and Europe in both solo and group exhibitions. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe.
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