Friday, July 16, 2010

Eric Farache and Isabelle Hemard at Loop Gallery

Loop Gallery is pleased to announce exhibitions by loop members Eric Farache entitled Manifest Dream and Isabelle Hémard entitled Fuzzy, furry and cloudy.

Eric Farache's exhibition of large format photography is an investigation into the convergence of time, image and memory through richly layered multiple exposures. Farache works with layered images all created in-camera, not digitally. Through exposures, more reference points are created and strung together, creating whole new reference point, based on a very personal visual language.

Throughout Farache's practice, his work has consistently focused on the passage of time - capturing moments in history as well as place.  Eric is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design (1994) in Fine Art and the University of Leeds where he earned his Masters in Fine Arts (2000). He often expresses his ideas in photography, sometimes utilizing the cheap and sensationalistic Holga camera.

Eric Farache's work can also be seen on his website

Isabelle Hemard’s Fuzzy, furry and cloudy shares company with her previous public offerings.  As an unapologetic, hopeless romantic, she shares what pulses through her heart and onto paper resulting in large scale crayon drawings mixed with pastels and paint. Hemard scratches, paints, carves, prints, and sews each mood and experience through and onto her materials.

Hémard is a Toronto-based printmaker born in France, and has lived in Canada since the early nineties. She completed her MFA at Diplôme National Supérieur d'Arts Plastiques in France and has exhibited in Canada and internationally. Her work can be found in many private, public and corporate collections. Her website is

Please join the artists in celebrating the opening reception on Saturday, July 17th from 2-5 pm.

Learn more about Eric Farache's work during a Question & Answer Session at loop on Saturday, August 7th at 3pm.