The Mentana GardensMarch 11, 2010
February and March 2010
Opening Thursday March 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Habitations de Mentana, 4095 St-André Street, between Rachel and Duluth
In collaboration with the Place aux familles project of the CLSC Plateau Mont-Royal
Jacinthe Robillard explores the documentary portrait by studying domestic environments of specific social groups. She is particularly interested the experience of the other and the intrinsic link that it maintains with location. Her work engages the themes of identity, the occupation of space, individuality within a community, intimacy and authenticity. Using photography and the Internet, emphasizing a realist aesthetic without artifice, she allows her subjects to speak for themselves.
Originally form Laval, Quebec, Jacinthe Robillard lives and works in Montreal. She holds degrees from UQAM in communications and Concordia University in photography and is currently enrolled in the MFA program, focus on photography, at Concordia University. She has worked with diverse social groups, notably the Sisters of Sainte-Croix, Laval, as well as with the residents of the Habitations Jeanne-Mance of Montreal.
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