Sophie Jodoin You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little

Date(s): Jan 15 to Feb 19 2011

Exhibition

Sophie Jodoin, image from the series Small Dramas & Little Nothings, 2009. Photo: É. Excoffier

OBORO invited artist Sophie Jodoin to present her recent work on war and childhood trauma to highlight a theme dear to us: peace. Excerpts from her latest series show the moral and physical suffering of war survivors, but also the trials of childhood and daily life.

Informed by visual references from magazines, the Internet and personal photos, these images go back and forth between fact and fiction. They reach beyond drawing and photography into the realm of video, fashioning a compelling whole, at once sensitive and harrowing.

Primarily using black and white drawing and working in series, Sophie Jodoin pursues her exploration of themes on the figure. Mortality, aging, rape, injury, loneliness, cruelty, spoiled innocence and emptiness are central points of interest. These subjects are expressed in gaps, in absences, and in the blank spaces of her loaded images.

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Sophie Jodoin, image from the series Small Dramas & Little Nothings, 2009. Photo: É. Excoffier

Sophie Jodoin lives and works in Montreal. She received a BFA in Visual Arts from Concordia University in Montreal. She has had various solo exhibitions and participated in group shows across Québec and Canada, in the United States and in Europe. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

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Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Tant de morts pour si peu You Have to Kill a Whole to Get a Little. Sophie Jodoin – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011