Eve Chartrand & Jean-René Leblanc #07 Holobiont_1
Eve Chartrand & Jean-René Leblanc
Bainbridge Island, WA
|Dimensions||32 × 14.5 × 20 in|
Mixed media sculpture/porcelain
Our collaborative work investigates artistic transformative encounters, wherein underlying,
unifying motifs evoke frailty, common humaneness, regeneration, solidarities, and shared vulnerabilities.
Our demarche is located at multiple intersections related to the Anthropocene and seeks to explore the blending of material and semiotic elements that might participate in extending, or removing boundaries between the subject and its environment, thus emphasizing its kinship to new topos and temporalities.
The Holobiont series relates to our goals to reflect on the natural world and elaborate stories that inhabit the blurred boundaries between culture and nature, creating different forms of knowing, both human and nonhuman.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Eve Provost Chartrand was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and currently lives on Bainbridge Island in the United States. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she also studied museology and visual semiotics. She graduated from the University of Calgary in 2019 with a Master of Fine Art in Research-Creation and is now pursuing postgraduate studies in Creative Research at Liverpool John Moores University in conjunction with Transart Institute. Her artworks have been exhibited in Canada, the US, Europe, and Japan.
Jean-René Leblanc is an Associate Professor of Digital Arts in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Calgary (since 2006). He was born in Montréal in 1967 and attended Concordia University, which he left in 1993 with a Bachelor in Studio Arts. In 1996, he graduated from the University of Windsor, Ontario, with a Master of Fine Art in Multimedia and Photography and in 2006, completed a PhD in study and practice of art from the Université du Québec à Montréal. His artworks have been exhibited in Canada, the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia.