Sylvie Laurin: jewelry vengeful

Sylvie Laurin: parures vengeresses

At 53 years old, Sylvie Laurin decided to dive back into the visual arts. Five years later, the flame has not weakened.

November 24, 2019 4: 00 am

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Sylvie Laurin: jewelry vengeful

Sylvie Laurin: parures vengeresses

Josianne Desloges

The Sun

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The jewellery and sculptures of Sylvie Laurin are made of melted plastic, algae, pearls and reclaimed materials. Mixing strangeness and charm, the artist leads the visitor on a journey dystopian addressing our oil dependence on the two floors of the Maison Tessier-dit-Laplante, at Beauport.

Sylvie Laurin: parures vengeresses

One of necklace created by Sylvie Laurin

A Photo Of The Sun, Patrice Laroche

His exhibition, entitled the other Hand, sublime the near future where nature would exert a vendetta on the human. The artist has heated up the garbage bags to make it a black material and solid. It has dried, dyed, moulded and lacquered algae to bend to his will. Through an exploration of several months, she has selected its material possible to shape a stunning collection of brooches and necklaces. On four large photographs made in the studio, mannequins white moon proudly wear the jewelry, the fingers drenched in white face or red with black marks.

Sylvie Laurin: parures vengeresses

One of four photographs which form part of the exhibition.

The Sun, Patrice Laroche

Then, as can be seen by following the crescendo that brings us up to the floor, the jewelry have become sculptures in the wild (heads of dolls and mannequins, objects stuck, burnt). Pieces by Purcell, Shostakovich and Bach, containing high voice tragic and haunting to play through the speakers.

Sylvie Laurin: parures vengeresses

An installation of Sylvie Laurin

A Photo Of The Sun, Patrice Laroche

The corpus for the least singular is the result of 18 months of labour intensive. At the age of 53, after thirty years in the financial sector (even if she held a gallery dedicated to animal art for a few years and has always kept a foot in Materia, on the CA), Sylvie Laurin decided to dive back into the visual arts.

Sylvie Laurin: parures vengeresses

The installation “And after” which closes the course of the exhibition.

The Sun, Patrice Laroche

“I am told that at the age of 80, this would not be the time. I decided to do it intensively, to see if I was serious”, she said. She was followed by the formation of the jewelry school of Quebec, and then a course in Montreal, before being able to exhibit solo at the library Monique-Corriveau, there are already four years old. She had then found a way to denounce the industrial farming of chickens, in jewelry and some sculptures. The proportions are now reversed, and the flame has not weakened.

Until December 12, at 2328, avenue Royale, Quebec.

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