Residency : from April 27 to April 30, 2015
Opening : Thursday April 30, at 5pm
Jennifer Lefort works in painting, drawing, and sculpture. In her work, she navigates abstraction’s ambiguous terrain by exploring the limits between formalism and expressionism, saturated fields of color and line work, structure and disorder. She likens the creation of her work to building spaces –virtual, real, or fictional – where experiences can occur.
During a short residency at the GNO, the artist will paint new works directly onto the gallery’s walls. Chromadose will open a temporary window on this artist’s process where ambiguous results are preferable to clearly defined and predictable scenarios.
Jennifer Lefort completed an Honours BFA at Concordia University in Montréal in 2002. She received her MFA from York University in Toronto in 2006, and was awarded the Graduate Development Fund and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award in 2005. She is the recipient of the prestigious Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award, an advancement/travel grant she used to further her research in Berlin, Germany. She was also a finalist in the 2007 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Her paintings are found in numerous collections including the City of Ottawa Art Collection, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Foreign Affairs Canada, The Aldo Group, Giverny Capital, Hydro-Québec, and Abbott Laboratories. Lefort has exhibited her paintings at galleries in Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver, and has been featured in a variety of national and international publications and articles. Lefort’s work has been presented at numerous international art fairs including Volta New York, Volta Basel, Art Toronto, Toronto’s Feature Contemporary Art Fair, and Montréal’s Papier.Artist Profile