understories

Isabelle Hayeur UNDERSTORIES

Works in the exhibition

With her seamlessly Photoshopped images, Isabelle Hayeur subverts the tradition of landscape photography, exploring underwater environments across North America and examining the effects of pollution on our waterways.  Using a camera encased in a watertight housing, she tracks our impact on rivers, lakes, and oceans, plunging us into the fragile ecosystems on which we depend.  Her seemingly naturalistic images are often complex composites of many photographs, prompting us to look closer at what is real or synthetic, both in her technique and in the habitats she explores.In this series, Hayeur draws from a six-week residency in New Orleans, probing the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.  Southern Louisiana becomes a microcosm of the world at large, its turbid waters offering a clear and cautionary glimpse into our planet's future.

 Isabelle Hayeur lives and works in Rawdon, QC.

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