Jacynthe Carrier
brise glace soleil blanc 09 nov.— 13 dec. 2016

November 9 – December 23 2016

Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran is proud to present within its walls Jacynthe Carrier’s second solo exhibition, brise glace soleil blanc, featuring a video and a series of photographs. This new body of works continues the artist’s explorations on the different relationships that exist between the body and the environment and the various ways in which we see and appropriate space. Through staging, which incorporates artistic direction, improvisation from the performers and choreographed movements, the artist questions ways to embody the landscape.

A double projection, presented in the second exhibition space, showcases a video that has been created in two phases. Near a river, two duos stride and compose tangible and imagined landscapes. From those encounters remains the otherness in spite of the performers’ physical search as they confront the landscape. The photographic series exhibited in the main space brings forward a narration where different contrasts take place. Dreamlike and fragmented, an energy is generated from the tension between hot and cold, frozen and liquid, man and woman, softness and dryness or colour and black and white.

Rather than adopting a contemplative approach as they move around in brise glace soleil blanc, the performers are asked to establish a direct relationship with the elements. Through physical and sensorial actions such as destroying, striking or intruding, they leave traces in this environment, shaping a psychological and emotional landscape. Time lengthens while the elements resist the repetition and the persistence of the performed gestures.

Jacynthe Carrier holds a Master’s degree in Visual Arts from Concordia University. Her work has been presented as part of many solo and group exhibitions including at the Fresnoy (France), La Triennale Québécoise 2011 at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the 4th Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec, SHE Photographs at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Centre CLARK, Galerie de l’UQAM, Musée régional de Rimouski and Bang Centre for contemporary art. Her work is found in many private and museum collections such as the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, SidLee, Cirque du Soleil, Hydro-Québec, Caisse Desjardins and many more. Jacynthe Carrier was nominated for the Sobey Art Award in 2013. She won the 2012 Pierre-Ayot Award and the 2015 Prix Videre Création. She will participate in the upcoming 8th Manif d’art – La biennale de Québec in 2017.

Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran would like to thank SODEC for its financial support.