January 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.