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Sophie Prive, Tim Laurin

Sophie Privé

Sophie Privé: Dune 3, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 30 x 36 inches

Sophie Privé

Sophie Privé: Dune 6, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 24 x 36 inches

Sophie Privé

Sophie Privé: Dune 5, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 24 x 24 inches

Sophie Privé

Sophie Privé: Dune 4, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 24 x 36 inches

Sophie Privé

Sophie Privé: Dune 7, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 30 x 30 inches

Sophie Prive

Sophie Privé: Dune 8, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 24 x 36 inches

Tim Laurin

Tim Laurin: Telecommunications (detail) 2011, Monotype, 5 x 5 inches

Tim Laurin

Tim Laurin: Cell (detail) 2011, Monotype, 8 x 8 inches

Tim Laurin

Tim Laurin: Grain (detail) 2011, Monotype, 24 x 24"

Tim Laurin

Tim Laurin: Treeline / Still Life (detail), 2011, Monotype, 8 x 8 inches

Tim Laurin

Tim Laurin: Bradford Splash (detail), 2011, Monotype, 8 x 13.5 inches

Tim Laurin

Tim Laurin: Floating Bridge (detail) 2011, Monotype, 11 x 11 inches

In this narrative suite of works, Sophie Privé investigates the fluid and illogical nature of dreams and the intricacies involved in thought, imagination and the construction of memory. The subjects of each painting are transcribed from the artist’s personal collection of photographs documenting seemly insignificant moments with family and friends. Removed from their original contexts, the beautifully rendered figures float within a landscape of conversations and narratives delineated by flat acrylic and simple lines. The new fictitious relationships and conversations are the result of freely composing from a collage of dreams, imagination and reality.

Sophie Privé completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts from Université Laval in 1999. Since 2001, this award winning artist has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her artworks can be found within several public collections in Québec including Loto-Québec, Colart Collection, CPOA du Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec and Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec.

Privé - Artist Statement - Curriculum Vitae

In an attempt to document fleeting, unseen and unappreciated beauty passing by his car window, Tim Laurin has amassed a large number of landscape images captured on his iPhone during his daily commutes. Similar to Sophie Privé’s use of documentary photos of family and friends, Laurin’s rural fragments are distilled and explored on the printing press through the use of photo transfers, inks and intaglio processes. Laurin’s striking and delicately layered monotypes contrast with the overabundance of seemingly mundane images afforded by new technology.

Tim Laurin graduated from Sheridan College School of Design, Mississauga in 1985. He furthered his studies in painting and printmaking at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, and also completed master classes with notable artists Joanne Tod, Tim Zuck and Eric Fischl. He has exhibited throughout North America and internationally, including a 2009 exhibition at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie. His award-winning work is included in collections of the Royal Ontario Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass, New York. Originally working in sculpture and painting, Laurin’s current focus is on traditional and non-traditional print media.

Laurin - Artist Statement - Curriculum Vitae