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ARTIST STATEMENT

Laurence Hervieux-Gosselin’s artistic practice is concerned with the ways that storytelling shapes our notion of reality and helps us find meaning in our surroundings. Through photographic series, she investigates modern myths, popular stories or her own history, weaving distinct stories into complex narratives that invite novel interpretations of the real. Guided by how we subconsciously borrow narrative conventions from stories to build our own, her approach to image-making seeks to deconstruct this primal impulse and let new meanings emerge.

Mainly photographed on medium format film, her series create atmospheres that imbue landscapes, interiors and characters with an uncanny sense. While some of her photographs are premeditated mises en scène, others are made during research in the field. Ultimately, the distinction between these processes is intentionally blurred to reveal a parallel world that is both familiar and strange.


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 at La Castiglione (Montreal, 2020), at Aviary Gallery (Massachusetts, 2019), at Uqbar (Berlin, 2018) and at the China Millenium Monument (Beijing, 2018).
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CONTACT

To say hi: laurencehg@hotmail.ca

Represented by La Castiglione
info@lacastiglione.ca
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