close your eyes
June 29 – August 26, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday June 28, 7–9 pm
close your eyes covers a span of four years and consists of three body of works by Montreal artist Sophie Jodoin: Small Dramas & Little Nothings, Charred and Vigils. Materially, it includes black and white drawings, collages, video, a sculptural piece and tables with artifacts.
Jodoin’s work has the capacity to draw the viewer in to its intimate dramas through the sensitive and proficient handling of her thought provoking subjects. Equally conceptual and representational, her drawn series of works can take up to two years to realize. close your eyes is conceived as a long continuous thread echoing the course of one’s life—a collection of narratives and struggles encountered by simply living.
This exhibition is a rare opportunity to view Jodoin’s work on the west coast and it has been scheduled to coincide with the Fourth Annual Vancouver DRAWN Festival, an event that promotes drawing as an important visual medium.
GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY
Gallery members receive 10% off for all our programs!
Ongoing throughout the month of June at various locations in the Lower Mainland.
Sunday July 15, 2–3pm
Dr. Lynn Ruscheinksy Art Talk
Thursday July 26, 12–1pm
Art for Lunch*
Great food, great art and great conversation! Join us for a curator tour followed by lunch in the gallery. $10 includes tour and lunch.
Thursdays in July & August, 6–8pm
Guest Artist Drawing Workshops*
Join a guest artist instructor at the Richmond Art Gallery for one drawing session to explore a new drawing technique. All art supplies provided.
July 9-27, 9am–12pm
Children’s Summer Art Courses – Focus on Drawing*
These week-long morning classes are a great introduction to the world of drawing, and all the many ways you can express yourself on paper!
Starred events require pre-registration through the City of Richmond Call Centre at 604.276.4300 or online at www.richmond.ca/guide