While wondering about nature and the meaning of tradition, artist Sophie Roy wants to show that she is not static, but rather dynamic, and that the past and the contemporaneity can very well create a synergy.
In order to do this, she drew her inspiration from thousands of archival photos taken by the American photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis, dating from the early twentieth century. The pictures show people of Aboriginal descent; their presence and the goodness in their eyes inspire dignity and respect. These are striking in the creation of her work. She also incorporated her own photos of landscapes and metropolitan areas. Daily life inspires her and she has always liked to observe the environment and capture life’s little moments.
Native of Quebec, Sophie Roy lives and works in Boucherville. She did her apprenticeship studying painting, graphic design, digital imaging and photography.
Her work experiences in computer graphics and multimedia have allowed her to develop visual communication skills that are now precious in her practice in visual arts. Her background has led her to travel and work in different parts of the world, including England, Eastern Europe, Mexico, New York, Bali and Malaysia. These experiences helped to develop and enrich her artistic universe.
For the last few years, she has been very interested in mixed media and is particularly interested in techniques that combine photography, collage and painting.
Opening reception will be held on Sunday the 10thof June at 2 p.m.