JOSETTE VILLENEUVE
EMPREINTES D'HUMANITÉ
Upcoming Exhibition
From January 20 to April 14, 2018
SOPHIE ROY
EMPREINTES D'HUMANITÉ
Upcoming Exhibition
From January 20 to April 14, 2018

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JOSETTE VILLENEUVE
Empreintes d’humanité

Josette Villeneuve - Empreintes d'humanitéJanuary 20 to April 14, 2019

Creating from scratch

Multidisciplinary artist Josette Villeneuve likes to incorporate recycled materials such as clothing labels and colourful plastic bricks into her work, making viewers reflect on the impact of globalization on our everyday lives. These large, thought-provoking pieces – a world of flags, global maps and other objects repurposed by the artist – dominate the space at the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre. Put together as pixellated images, they clearly reflect the artist’s bold analysis of today’s society, challenging the viewer to think more deeply about the current state of the environment, humanity, culture and politics.

SOPHIE ROY
Empreintes d’humanité

Sophie Roy - Empreintes d'humanitéJanuary 20 to April 14, 2019

Looking at tradition from a new perspective

Self-taught artist Sophie Roy explores the notion of tradition by combining archival photographs of native Americans taken by Edward Sheriff Curtis at the turn of the 20th century, with her own images of contemporary urban landscapes. Using digital technology, her artwork marries photography, collage and acrylic paints to create hybrid images that pay homage to the indigenous cultures of North America. By employing a mishmash of materials and techniques, the artist illustrates how traditions are always evolving and that they are very much part of the present day. Empreintes d’humanité (« Print of Humanity ») invites viewers to reflect on the identities of our contemporary societies beyond the cliched notions of the past.

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