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Kevin Barrett
G. Rodo Boulanger
Greg Calibey
Paul Chester
Michele Dangelo
Charles Dwyer
Elisabeth Estivalet
Liz Gribin
Johanna Harmon
Peregrine Heathcote
Ron Hicks

Larry Horowitz
France Jodoin
Sebastian Kruger
Yingzhao Liu
Ramon Lombarte
Tim Merrett
David Morico
Nadee
Paul Oxborough
Virginia Peck
Jessica Pisano
Jean Richardson
Pauline Roche
Marlene Rose
Regina Saura
David Michael Slonim
Randy Stevens
Steven Stroud
Andy Summers
Thom Surman
Jeffrey Terreson
Gideon Tomaschoff

Lynne Windsor
Ronnie Wood

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Scott Addis
Yoel Benharrouche
Romero Britto
Jim Buckels
Michel Delacroix
Domonique Dorie
Brian Fox
David Gerstein
Jurgen Gorg
Hessam
Ted Jeremenko
Odile Kinart
Willi Kissmer
Hisaku Kobayashi
David Krakov
Joseph Lorusso
Sam Park
Thomas Pradzynski
Charlotte Reine
James Rizzi
Mackenzie Thorpe
Don Wilks

 

France Jodoin
artwork

b. 1961

In pursuit of capturing the ephemeral, Jodoin's work is an amalgamation of past and present. The ambiguous nature of her compositions allow for self-interpretation and exploration. The viewer is invited to decipher the details of the paintings through the scope of their own experiences, letting their own sense of history become an integral part of their interaction with the Jodoin and the stunning images she creates.

Jodoin incorporates aspects of imagery, music, and poetry, evoking an old world feeling, while at the same time, exuding a fresh and exciting contemporary focus. The result is a bold take on any of her subjects whether being landscape, cityscape, seascape or still life with flowers. Her works, Impressionistic by nature, leave the viewer with a lingering emotion, or instinctual reaction to encountering a familiar scene or moment. A true master of colour and composition, Jodoin's works are reminiscent of the great paintings of Turner. She paints intuitively, intergrating a dramatic use of light and dark.

-France Jodoin

Born in a small countryside village of Québec, Canada, France Jodoin, her six sisters and twin brother were all creative and constantly engaged in different art projects.  It was not until she was in her early twenties that France went to the MOMA for her first museum visit, where she was profoundly affected by a Francis Bacon painting that stopped her in her tracks. In addition to Francis Bacon, Jodoin’s paintings have been greatly influenced by the artwork of Joseph Mallord William Turner, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Gustave Moreau, Émile Fryant, and Kevin Sonmor.


The intricate interplay of light, movement and color are the essence of France Jodoin’s paintings, which intuitively depict her visual sensations. Over the past five years France Jodoin’s work has been largely focused upon landscape and maritime oil paintings, metaphors for space lived in through time rather than momentary representations of existing geographical places.  Jodoin studies light and its effects and her approach is gestural and intuitive. 


When explaining her marine landscapes, Jodoin states: “My intention is to create a recognizable but imaginary geography – focusing on the large and small spaces that exist between the sky and the sea that suggest infinity and the suspension of time…what strikes me is that the sky and the sea have very different and uneven temperaments. This is the concept I return with [to the studio] and which makes its way to the canvas. Because they are formed from memories, the images that emerge are more abstract than figurative, leaving room for people to interpret the ideas in their own way.”


Abandoning literal aesthetic depiction and focusing on personal reactions or memories of a scene are the fundamental ideas of modern art, first explored by the English Romanticists and French Impressionists.  Romanticism was in part a reaction against the Industrial Revolution and the scientific rationalization of nature, so in contrast, artists turned their focus towards the unpredictability and uncontrollable power of nature.  


Today, in a time where our lives seem to revolve around industry and technology, Jodoin’s atmospheric paintings take us away from what’s immediate and remind us of the natural world’s beauty, power and simplicity.  Without relying on realism, her paintings turn instead upon the poetic synthesis of metaphors created through contrast:  richness vs. dissolution, ephemera vs. perpetuation, and abstraction vs. representation.


France Jodoin has gained wide recognition in Canada and Europe and Newbury Fine Arts is proud to be her sole representation in the Northern United States.  Her work is in public collections including the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, Loto-Québec and Cirque du Soleil. Countless essays have been written about Jodoin’s fantastic paintings, and in 2000 she was awarded first prize at the Expo-concours, Laprairie, Quebec, Canada.  Newbury Fine Arts is pleased to present the exceptional art of France Jodoin.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016                                    Newbury Fine Art, Stops And Steps Of The Mind, Boston, MA
2015                                    Arts Sutton Gallery, Sutton, QC, Canada
2015                                    Thompson Landry Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2013                                    Bruck Museum, Cowansville, QC, Canada
2013                                    Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada
2012                                    Galerie Théo de Seine, Paris, France
2012                                    Centre d’art de Kamouraska, QC, Canada
2011                                    Galerie Saint-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2010                                    Beaux-Arts des Amériques, Montreal, QC, Canada
2010                                    The Weiss Gallery, Calagry, AB, Canada
2009                                    Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2009                                    The Weiss Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada
2008                                    Beaux-Arts des Ameriques, Montreal,QC, Canada
2008                                    The Weiss Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada
2007                                    Galerie Saint-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2003                                    Galerie 1225, Montreal, QC, Canada
2003                                    Espace 306 (Belgo), Montreal, QC, Canada
2002                                    Sylviane Poirier Art Contemporain, Espace 234, Montreal, QC, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014                                    Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston, MA, USA
2014                                    Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON, Canada
2014                                    ArtHamptons – International Fine Art Fair, NY, USA
2013                                    Collective Exhibition MAUVE, Cowansville, QC, Canada
2013                                    ArtHamptons – International Fine Art Fair, NY, USA
2012                                    Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts (with Kevin Sonmor), Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
2012                                    Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
2012                                    Galerie Théo de Seine (with Patrick Cady), Paris, France
2012                                    Soirée des beaux-arts, Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
2011                                    Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, USA
2010                                    Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, Sherbrooke , Canada
2010                                    Beaux-Arts des Amériques, Montreal, Canada
2008                                    The Weiss Gallery, Calgary, Calgary, Canada
2008                                    Beaux-Arts des Amériques, Montreal, Canada
2007                                    Beaux-Arts des Amériques, Montreal, Canada
2006                                    Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa , Canada
2005                                    Art Auction, Maisonneuve-Rosement Hospital Foundation, Montreal, Canada
2004-2005                           Art Auction, Canadian Liver Foundation, Montreal, Canada
2004                                    Galerie 1225, Montreal, Canada
2004                                    James Baird Gallery, St. John’s, Canada

Galerie Observatoire 4, Montreal, Canada

2003                                    Galerie Artus, Montreal, Canada
2002-2005  Thomas More Institute Annual Art Exhibition, Galerie Loto-Québec, Montreal, Canada
2002                                     Galerie Artus,  Montreal, Canada
2002                                    Cirque du Soleil, Montreal, Canada

2000 Mont Laurier Summer School, Quebec, Canada

2000                                     Expo-concours de Laprairie, Quebec, Canada
1999-1997 Saidye Bronfman School of Fine Arts, Montreal , Canada
1996                                    Ottawa School of Arts, Ottawa, Canada

Education

2013 Etching techniques course, Bishop’s University, Knowlton Campus, QC, Canada
2012                                    Aquatint and etching, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, QC, Canada
2009-2010                        Intaglio, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, QC, Canada
2000                                    Portrait Course, Mont Laurier Summer School, QC, Canada 1996-1999                        Mixed Media, Saidye Bronfman School of Fine Arts, Montreal,                                     QC, Canada
1996                                    Drawing with the Model, Ottawa School of Arts, ON, Canada
1995            Creative Drawing, Glebe School of Arts, Ottawa, ON, Canada
1993 Intermediate Drawing, Manotick School of Arts, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Residency

2015                                    The Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, co. Kerry, Ireland
2004                                      Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada

Bibliography

Nick Fonda. Hanging Fred and a Few Others. Painters of the Eastern Townships. Montreal, Baraka Books, 2014, pp. 105-111
Tassé. Objectif: Relancer le Musée Bruck. La Voix de l’Est. Arts et Culture, June 12, 2013, p. E6
Nick Fonda. Cowansville artist draws international attention. The Record. April 18, 2013, p. 5
Gouvernement du Québec pour la France. Trois artistes québécois exposent à la galerie Théo de Seine. Paris, January 2012
Art Actuel: le magazine des arts contemporains. Nathalie Gauglin et France Jodoin. Paris, November 2012
Radio CHOX-FM de la Pocatière, Interview with Maxime Paradis, host of Le Paradis infernal, June 7th, 2012
Laura Martin. Un couple bien assorti. La Tribune, Sherbrooke, February 16, 2012
Clément Martin. De petites histoires sur grands formats. Zone-Art, February 8, 2012
Radio-Canada - Première Chaîne. Interview with Patrick Masbourian, host of Bouillant de culture, February 4, 2012
Le Devoir, Week-end Culture. Jodoin et Sonmor à Sherbrooke, January 27, 2012
Société Radio-Canada (television). Interview with Anik Moulin. Le téléjournal Estrie, January 23, 2012
Sherbrooke Record – Newsroom. Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke – Simple Short Stories. January 23, 2012, page 2
CBC Radio. Interview with Jacquie Czernin, host of Breakaway, January 20, 2012
Patrick Cady. Un Lever de lumière. Vie des Arts. No 214, Spring Issue 2009
Heather Black. Photographer Gabor Szilasi and painter France Jodoin.Westmount Independent. October 14-15, 2008. Vol. 2, No. 10b

Claude Bouchard. Nature et énergie. Le Droit. April 28, 2007.
Michael Olender. Ottawa Rorschach test : gallery four seven nine. University of Ottawa’s Fulcrum. November 16, 2006, Issue 67.13

Exhibition Catalogues (texts)

Susan Surette, MA, Part-time faculty, Department of Art History, Concordia University for the exhibition Nomads, Players and Voyeurs  
Anthony Collins. "No Sailors without Waters" for the exhibition Simple Short Stories,  Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, 2012
Chassé, Bernard. "Intuition" for the exhibition Nomades/Wanderers, Montréal, 2010

 

Exhibition Essays

Sarah Boucher, Curator, Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, for the exhibition Simple Short Stories, 2012
Lefebvre Glaubinger, Lucienne and Hébert Stoneberger, Jacqueline, for the exhibition Nomades/Wanderers, Montréal, 2010

Award

 
2000 First Prize, Expo-concours, Laprairie, Quebec, Canada

Public Collections

Cirque du Soleil,
Loto-Québec,
Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts
Encana
Elk Valley Coal

Private Collections

Canada
United States
Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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