The exhibition “Hybrides” was initiated by a series of photographs realized between 2011 and 2018. These creations testify to the artifices which push Man towards the standardization, whether it is fashion, decoration, locomotion, education, etc. Armed with her camera, Sarah Gobeil explores the recycling sites of car and ferrous metal carcasses in the Eastern Township region in order to find images of old machinery and abandoned vehicles through which nature has regained its rights. She has found pure wonders. Images sometimes strong, sometimes purely aesthetic which, once juxtaposed with a human or animal portrait, reveal an unsuspected universe.
In most cases, these are people from her surroundings from whom she draws the portrait. Many people with personality traits or particular profiles that allow her to make unusual associations with objects that furnish or have furnished the daily life of our consumer society, even overconsumption. Each portrait of the proposed corpus is aesthetically studied and shaped. The physiognomy of the face is emphasized and the deep or piercing gaze of the subject remains the essence of the work.
Born in Rimouski, Gobeil immigrated to Granby in 1987. She returned to live in her native region to pursue her studies. Already having a strong attraction for photography, she is fond of the dark room where she will spend most of her free time. An unconditional love for photography is born. Digital photography comes later in her career because the artist is wary of the ease of this new technology. This preconceived idea is however quickly put aside when she discovers the numerous software available giving her access to a dark room, but this time portable. It's the beginning of a beautiful and great adventure...
**OPENING RECEPTION ON SUNDAY MAY 5th, 2019 AT 2pm**