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France Jodoin

France Jodoin is primarily an oil painter who also sketches, works with watercolours and creates prints in sugar lift and aquatint. While her subjects include seascapes and landscapes, peopled beach scenes, harbours, boats both moored and on the water, as well as flowers, birds, apes, monkeys and gorillas, her deft, gestural handling of paint renders these with a distinct and contemporary sense of presence. Her declared interest is “the very brevity of life itself,” and to that could be added an abiding concern with Otherness. Other places, other times, other people, even other species, all are watched over with care and intimacy in her works. She achieves this timely presence of the Other by treating paint, this fluid medium, as an elemental force driving her narratives in which mere depiction defers to an atmospheric quality that invites the eye to linger and into which the viewer then becomes enmeshed, implicated. When her works delve into history, it is as a perspective with which this presence of the Other can best be awoken, and to create a mise-en-scène in such a way that the contemporary viewer may construct their own particular signs and stories from the layered marks, washes, wipes and drips on the canvas. In her own words, “The fundamental impulse animating my creative process is to esteem time passing.” France Jodoin has been exhibiting in galleries and museums in Canada, the United States and Europe for the past fifteen years. She lives and works in Cowansville, Quebec.


 

Otherness / France Jodoin / Nov. 9 > Dec. 3

A new world and the old made explicit
Oil on linen
40" x 80"
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An old isle is just my style
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"

An old white horse galloped away into the meadow
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Do I dare eat a peach
Oil on linen
60" x 72"
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Dust in sunlight and memory in corners
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"

Enough to take your step and find your foothold
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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I remember a slice of lemon pie and a bitten macaroon
Oil on linen
60" x 72"

If it rains, let's play chess
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Light that is dappled with shadows
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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My dwelling is the shadow of the night
Oil on linen
36" x 24"
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Our gaze is submarine, our eyes look upward
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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Return at the hour of conversation
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Return gently at twilight, gently go at dawn
Oil on linen
36" x 36"

Shifting shadows of palaces and strips of sky
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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The shadow lies like wine within a cup
Oil on linen
36" x 24"
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There they were, dignified, invisible
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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These are private words addressed to you in public
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Time future contained in time past
Oil on linen
60" x 60"

Towards the door we open into the rose garden
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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When by chance a face peers from an empty house
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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Where the Doges used to wed the sea with rings
Oil on linen
72" x 60"

Where the merchants were the kings
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Where the seagull's foot rested and locked for a moment
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"

Whose nest is in a watered shoot
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"

From the wide window towards the granite shore
Oil on linen
36" x 48"

Stops and steps of the mind over the third stair
Oil on linen
24" x 48"

It were folly fair dame
Oil on linen
54" x 54"

The seeds of smiles are planted
Oil on linen
36" x 36"

Like feathers on the back of my hand
Oil on linen
36" x 36"

     
The sun and the fog contested the government of the day
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
I shall wear the bottom of my trousers rolled
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
Hidden under the dove's wing
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
When it is summer in the light and winter in the shade
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
Who is that could live an hour
Oil on linen
36" x 48"
If you came this way in May – revisited
Oil on linen
48” X 36”
Teach me half the gladness that your brain must know
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
Les épaules baignées de vols de mouettes (diptych)
Oil on linen
70" x 160"

A Man's Destination is Not his Destiny
Oil on linen
54" x 60"

Des yeux comme des lucarnes
Oil on linen
72” x 64”
No will is still as a river
Oil on linen
70" x 80"
Like crimson shells
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
STUDIES ON PAPER AND PANEL

Série d'études sur l'architecture no 01
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.5" X 27"
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Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 02
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
13.25" X 11"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 06
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
17.25" X 9.5"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 07
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.25" X 29.5"

Série d'études sur la mer - Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 08
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.25" x 23"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 09
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.25" x 23.25"

Série d'études sur la mer, Charlevoix, no 10
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.5" X 29.5"
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Série d'études sur la mer, Charlevoix, no 13
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.25" X 14.5"
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Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 15
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
11.75" X 15"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 16
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.75" X 15"
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Series of sea studies, Brisons Veor (UK) no 1
Oil on panel
9.75" X 16"
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Series of sea studies, Brisons Veor (UK) no 12b
Oil on panel
9.75" X 16"

Series of sea studies, Brisons Veor (UK) no 13a
Oil on panel
9.75" X 16"

Series of sea studies, Brisons Veor (UK) no 13b
Oil on panel
9.75" X 16"

Series of sea studies, Brisons Veor (UK) no 11
Oil on panel
12" x 9.75"

 
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Homage to Gabriel von Max (Monkeys sitting on wood crate)
Oil on linen
64” X 72”
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Faith, doubt and democracy
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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Disturbing the dust in a bowl of rose leaves
Oil on linen
40” X 40”
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If the lady and the gentleman wish to take their tea in the garden
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Pillars, marble steps and balconies
Oil on linen
36" x 48"
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For all her blue eyes and her quiet ways
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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Quand le ciel et la mer se sont épousés
Oil on linen
40" x 80"
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The quiet-colored end of evening
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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I would roam and play with the mermaids
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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I remember a slice of apricot pie and a bitten macaroon
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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Down silent courts and secret passages
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Carefully selected postcards sent from exotic cities (diptych)
Oil on linen
30" x 60"
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We had evidence and no doubt
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Sur le palier des plages
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Il n'y a d'incontesté que le silence
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Dust in sunlight and memory in corners
Oil on linen
40” X 40”
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Tall and stately
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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My dwelling is the shadow of the night
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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Le silence permet de contempler l'autre
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Light laughs in the breeze in her castle of sunshine
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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The murmuring shell of time
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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If it rains, we shall play a game of chess
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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Hidden under coral islands
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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If you came this way in May time
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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If I think of a king at nightfall
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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The first-met stranger in the waning dusk
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Where are the eagles and the trumpets
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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For her blue eyes and her quiet ways
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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If the lady and the gentleman wish to take their tea in the garden
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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When the dove's foot rested and locked for a moment
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
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Les minuits baignés de poèmes
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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Winds long to play
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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Le chant de l'exilé
Oil on linen
48" x 60"
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Fragments of the afternoon
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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Sculpted in stone on the poet's pages
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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A Bloom more sudden than that of summer
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Barges, like scattered old shoes, zealously trample gothic facades
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Le silence est un peu de ciel qui descend vers l'homme
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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I heard the beat of the centaur's hoofs
Oil on linen
72" x 60"
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Her palaces are crumbling to the sea
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Dust in sunlight, memory in corner
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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Like vanishing dew
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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Le silence, dernier refuge de la liberté
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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My heart is like a singing bird
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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My window pane is a garden of frost (diptych)
Oil on linen
30" x 60"
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Pour new seas into my eyes - revisited
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
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Taking any route, starting anywhere
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Through the remembered gate
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves
Oil on linen
36" x 24"
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Where we drift in green silence
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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Long Fingers Extended to the Lagoon
Oil on linen
54" x 54"
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We will go home when it rains
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
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Behaving as the wind behave
Oil on linen
72" x 60"
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Les balcons qui colportent
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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Silent Rows the Songless Gondolier
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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The Sweet Sharp Sense of a Fugitive Day
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
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Raise me a dais of silk and down
Oil on linen
54" x 54"
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I shall not hear the rain
Oil on linen
54" x 54"
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Présence de l’absence
Oil on linen
48" x 60"
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What Might Have Been is an Abstraction
Oil on linen
36" x 108"
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Among Some Talk of You and Me
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Mount the steps and ring the bell
Oil on linen
36" x 48"
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A Gentleman in a Dustcoat
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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The seeds of smiles are planted
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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Your cup is ruby rimmed
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
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A tear more rare than pearl
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Half forgotten kings
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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The centuries of June
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Défiant, calme et seul
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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An afternoon of rumors
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Shadows hold their breath
Oil on linen
72" x 60"
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Pour son silence où glisse une odeur de jasmin
Oil on linen
36" x 48"
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Under the fog of a winter dawn
Oil on linen
60" x 72"
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Frost weaves a labyrinth of flowers
Oil on linen
36" x 36"

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Where the Chalk Wall Falls
Oil on linen
84" x 60"
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Midwinter spring is its own season
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Be born and think
Oil on linen
40" x 80"
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They glide like dancers into the wide hall
Oil on linen
36” X 48”
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Still waving long after the ship was gone
Oil on linen
54" x 60"
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The jade king and the blue pebbles
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
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Like three white leopards sitting under juniper trees
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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