The practice of Celia Perrin Sidarous presents assemblages and carefully curated arrangements, following a logic that is at once internal and associative. Her photographs offer a considered way of looking at collected objects within the visual rhetoric of the studio. Referencing histories of still life, interior arrangement and the placement of objects for display and exhibition, her photographs nonetheless throw into confusion the conditions through which everyday objects are interpreted and the ways we navigate the material world.
Perrin Sidarous completed an MFA at Concordia University, with a concentration in photography. Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions at the Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (MontrĂ©al), the Banff Centre (Banff), FOFA Gallery (MontrĂ©al), WWTWO (MontrĂ©al), VU, centre de diffusion et de production de la photographie (QuĂ©bec City) and Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography (Toronto). Her images have been published in periodicals in Canada and abroad. She has completed several artist residencies and has been the recipient of a number of grants and awards, among them the Barbara Spohr Memorial Award in 2011. Her works are part of several collections, including that of the Art Gallery of Ontario. She has recently presented solo exhibitions at the Esker Foundation (Calgary) and Parisian Laundry (MontrĂ©al).
The rocks, inkjet print on matte paper,Â 30 in x 45.8 in, 2015