Snow 3 Etienne Labbe
- Chromogenic Print on Dibond with Plexiglass
- 24 × 60 inches
61 × 152.4 cm
A storm in streaky black and grey billows up and across a wintry landscape, consuming the black horizon line in this five feet long photograph. This landscape was created using time lapse photography while the photographer was moving. Labbe's large format chromogenic prints are on archival paper, mounted on dibond (an aluminum composite panel) and faced cleanly with plexiglas. A stainless steel channel is mounted to the work on the back for easy installation. Each print is unique. Labbe only makes 3 variations (cropped in different proportion) from each photograph. Québec born Etienne Labbé trained as a molecular biologist in Montréal and Toronto. As an artist he has worked in several mediums – sculpture, watercolour, mixed media and photography. His work consists of rapidly shifting explorations of scale, colour, light and mood. Movement is used as a creative and transformative force by which ordinary landscapes are altered. Labbé’s work is held in several private collections across Canada.