Sophie Jodoin: Room(s) to move : je, tu, elle
March 29, 2018 – June 17, 2018
Sophie Jodoin, Work-in progress (detail), artist’ studio, Montreal, 2017
Room(s) to move : je, tu, elle
March 29 to June 17, 2018
Guest Curator: Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre
Reception: Thursday, March 29, 7 to 9 pm
Room(s) to move : je, tu, elle is a survey exhibition by Montreal artist Sophie Jodoin, presented by EXPRESSION, the MacLaren Art Centre and the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides. The exhibition is divided into three chapters, each of which examines the identity of a woman from a specific point of view: introspective (je), domestic (tu), and medical (elle). Language acts as a mode of articulation that is central to Jodoin’s practice. She arranges drawings, collages, videos and found objects into poetic assemblages that unfold in space like sentences, inviting close readings. The human body, increasingly absent in the works’ imagery, resurfaces through the engagement of the viewer activating the gallery space. At the MacLaren, Room(s) to move : je, the second chapter of this exhibition, traces the personal aspects of Jodoin’s female character, focussing on the factors that make up her interior landscape: intimacy, desire, emotion and sensation, inquiry and uncertainty.
Sophie Jodoin studied Visual Arts at Concordia University. She has exhibited internationally in artist-run spaces, galleries, museums and fairs. Creative collaborations include novels, dramatic works and poetry with Wajdi Mouawad, Michael Ondaatje and Christian Lapointe. She was the recipient of the Prix Louis-Comtois and the Prix Giverny Capital in 2017.