Farmland Afternoon V2 Etienne Labbe
- Chromogenic Print on Dibond with Plexiglass
- 36 × 48 inches
91.44 × 121.92 cm
A long, flat strip of golden brown and green land dotted with outbuildings below a vast sky captures the essence of the Canadian prairie. This landscape was captured using time lapse photography while the photographer was in motion. Labbe's large format photos are printed on archival paper, mounted on dibond (an aluminum composite panel) and faced cleanly with plexiglass. 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.