Alliance française de Toronto is pleased to present a selection of works by Patrick Lajoie in the Pierre Léon Gallery. Opening ceremony on February 10, at 6:30 pm.
Fine art photographer Patrick Lajoie was born and raised in London, Ontario, and studied fine art at OCAD University in Toronto. Known for his image transfer works on wood panel Patrick’s images are infused with warmth in both hue and texture, created by the golden cast of the wood as well as the delicate woodgrain apparent beneath paler areas of pigment. Through his work Patrick seeks to explore themes of colour and light as well as the emotions sparked by nostalgia and remembrance. His works are held in private collections across Canada and the United States.
As a person of French Canadian heritage who was raised in English speaking Ontario, Patrick has always felt a certain third generation disconnect with his Québécois heritage, and regret for not having learned to speak the French language. His strengths always having been more with pictures rather than words, he has created “Loosely Translated”, a photo essay with the purpose of exploring and reconnecting with Quebec, using his lens to capture imagery as a way to cross traditional language barriers and communicate without words, but instead with the universal visual language of art.
‘Loosely Translated’ will be presented in Patrick’s signature image transfer on wood format, the warm cast of which gives each image a slightly vintage feel that further serves to enhance and highlight the idea of nostalgia for place and past.
More information here: http://www.patricklajoie.com/