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ARTIST STATEMENT

My artistic practice is concerned with how storytelling shapes our notion of reality and defines the world. Guided by how we unconsciously borrow narrative conventions or tropes from stories that surround us to construct our own and find meaning in life, my narrative approach to image-making seeks ways to deconstruct this primal impulse to let new meanings emerge. My work often stems from a creative instinct to make palpable the space between life and fiction–a threshold I interpret through photography. The medium has the power to evoke and to obscure, an ambiguity that I take advantage of to construct my images. Including landscapes, portraiture, mises en scène, still lifes, found imagery and objects, my series are typically presented in the form of installations that situate the viewer in a space where their imagination is fundamental to fill in the gaps and decipher an underlying narrative.


BIO

Laurence Hervieux-Gosselin (1991) is an artist and photographer based in Montreal. She studied scriptwriting and communication at Université du Québec à Montréal, has a BFA in Photography from Concordia University, and an MFA in Art Photography from the College of Visual and Performing Arts of Syracuse University. In 2018, she was a finalist for the Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award, and was a finalist for the Ideastap Photographic Award with Magnum Photos in 2014. Recently, her work has been shown in Canada and at Aviary Gallery in Massachusetts, at Uqbar in Berlin, at the China Millenium Monument in Beijing.


CONTACT

To say hi: laurencehg@hotmail.ca

Represented by La Castiglione
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