Québec artist Raymonde April uses narrative and personal experience to examine the subjects of figure, landscape and familiar objects in her black & white photographs. The works presented span more than 20 years of production and range from smaller to larger multi-panel formats. April is known for the way she transforms everyday scenes and characters into poetic, highly individual experiences. Her photographic series take up issues of the body, the notion of alter-ego and the progressive blurring of self-representation.
Raymonde April’s work has been shown extensively throughout Canada and in Europe for 20 years. She has lived in Montreal since 1981 where she teaches photography at Concordia University.
This exhibition has been curated by Nicole Gingras and organized by the Museé d’art de Joliette, Joliette, PQ with financial support from the Canada Council and the Research Development Program of Concordia University. It is accompanied by a catalogue written in French and English, with reproductions, essays and artist’s bibliography.
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