Jonathan Forrest - "Building Blocks of Colour"
Yechel Gagnon - "Midwinter Thaw"
Works from exhibition SOPHIE JODOIN: Diary of K.
SOPHIE JODOIN: Diary of K.
October 22, 2005
- November 26, 2005
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 22, 1-4pm Sophie Jodoin in attendance
Newzones is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Sophie Jodoin.
Diary of K. ; a journal of " drawings " is a series of spontaneous yet austere monochrome portraits of K. done in oil on mylar and charcoal on paper. These works are essentially, irreducible encounters with K.'s personality and existence as a little person. K. is revealed as accurately and as humanly possible, without cynicism and despair, and without sentimentality and subterfuges.
Gary Michael Dault of the Globe and Mail writes:
"The work is stark and, in a sense, unsparing, but it is, at the same time, unsparingly affectionate, respectful, dignified, exhalting. K stands there as powerful as a dwarf in a Velasquez- to whom Jodoin can be compared in terms of her sheer skill as a draftsman."
Born in Montreal in 1965, Sophie Jodoin received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Concordia University in 1988 and studied anatomy at the New York Academy of Art. Her paintings have been widely exhibited across Canada and the United States. She was one of the few artists selected to represent Montreal for Made in Canada: Contemporary Art in Montreal exhibition at the Plattsburgh State University Museum in New York.