GABRIELLE DE MONTMOLLIN
WE SHALL SEE WHAT WE SHALL SEE
APRIL 27 TO MAY 21, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2 - 5 PM
The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present We Shall See What We Shall See a Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival exhibit by artist Gabrielle de Montmollin.
We Shall See What We Shall See is Gabrielle de Montmollin’s lively interpretation of the Canada we live in. From Jian Ghomeshi to the Group of Seven, by way of Mounties and fashionista lawyers, the lenticular prints in this exhibition provide viewers with their own personal interactive experience. De Montmollin’s work draws you in, it is multi-layered and riveting. Everybody sees something different.
De Montmollin’s lenticular prints are created using a hybrid process allowing the use of three layers of imagery which are revealed randomly as the viewer moves in front of the prints. In addition to single lenticular prints, We Shall See What We Shall See features a large lenticular work -- a mosaic of 12 prints placed in a grid based on a photograph of Jian Ghomeshi and his lawyers exiting the court house. As each panel uses three original images the result is a layered panorama of 36 moving images.
Over the years, through her photography, Gabrielle de Montmollin created her own world which she lived with while mostly letting the “real” world pass by. Recently, however, she has become interested in butting up the two worlds against each other, a process which was evident in Stephen Harper Hates Me, her May 2013 exhibition at The Red Head Gallery. Included in We Shall See What We Shall See is a selection of black and white photographs. Presented here in their original state, they are the source of many of the figures used in the lenticular works.
Gabrielle de Montmollin began her career in television and film before switching her interest to still photography. For many years she worked exclusively with black and white film photographing throwaway plastic toys and dolls arranged in constructed, fantasy settings. Recently de Montmollin has been working with mixed media blending painting, drawing and montage elements with digital prints.
Gabrielle de Montmollin has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Belgium, Italy, France and The Netherlands.