Presse de Headgames: hoods, helmets & gasmasks
Haunted: The Uncanny in the Drawings of Sophie Jodoin
Par James D. Campbell
Publié: Etc Montreal, 2009-09-01 00:00:00 -0400
If drawings can be hanunted by old memories, even primordial ones, then Sophie Jodoin's installation made for a replete haunting at the inaugural exhibition of the Battat Contemporary art space. Seventy-five black-framed drawings, mostly of monstrously expressive, mostly human heads (with some notable exceptions), might have had an impact far greater as an ensemble than separate drawings if the subjects of those drawings were not such powerfully individualistic personae in their own right. (...)
Sophie Jodoin - Headgames: Hoods, Helmets & Gasmasks
Par John K. Grande
Publié: Vie des arts (english edition) No 215, Summer 2009, p. 9., 2009-07-07 00:00:00 -0400
"As part of her ongoing War series, Jodoin's Headgames are arresting, not only for the paraphernalia of war these black conte on Mylar heads wear, but equally because they look seemingly innocent in many cases." (...) "The 75 dramatic drawings seen at Battat Contemporary have a processional beauty, in that each individual images is part of an ongoing sequence, and we read them within the continuity of the series, as an entity conceives of. Jodoin breathes life into age-old themes of war, social anomie and media's influence on our perception of truth with grace, talent and humility."
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Win, lose or draw
Par Robyn Fadden
Publié: The Hour, 2009-03-19 00:00:00 -0400
Seventy-five black-framed drawings of faces half-hidden, half-merged with gas masks and helmets line a three-walled space at the sunlit Battat Contemporary gallery. Patterns emerge among them, but they never lose their lonely individuality, lined up as they are, an emotionally overwhelming, alienated armada. Such regimen coupled with fragility is a theme Montreal artist Sophie Jodoin has explored for many years....
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