Jaclyn Shoub

These transitory zones, with their landscape of airports, hotels, frozen glimpses of anonymous industrial parks, interstitial fields, hydro towers and subdivisions all lead the passenger to uncertain destinations.

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About Jaclyn Shoub

Artist Statement:
My current work continues my investigation of the relationship between painting and photography.  The works focus on the architecture and landscape of the no-man’s land between city and countryside.  The transition, dislocation and isolation that I experience driving through this sprawling landscape is used in the work as a metaphor for change and resulting broader feelings of anxiety and uncertainty that reflect our current collective psyche.

The images are created and viewed from the vantage point of passenger driving through city outskirts.  These transitory zones, with their landscape of airports, hotels, frozen glimpses of anonymous industrial parks, interstitial fields, hydro towers and subdivisions all lead the passenger to uncertain destinations. Through this unattainable frozen viewpoint from which I experience these passing vistas, I attempt to reclaim these familiar landscapes

I am exploring painting as a reductive process, removing information from the photographic image. I melt and wipe away extraneous bits of photographic information, until the final image is a distillation of what I consider to be the essence of this transitional landscape. In these works, the act of painting is used to control and alter the photographic image, and by extension, the landscape depicted within it.  These images are transformed into a new reality existing between both disciplines.

Jaclyn Shoub

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1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1986 Bachelor of Arts, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
1985 Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
Professional Development and Residencies
2002Pouch Cove Residency, Newfoundland, Canada
1997 Triangle Artists Workshop, Monroe, New York, USA
1993 CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1993 World University Games Project
1991 Banff Centre for the Arts, Photography Residency Program
1989/90 Banff Centre for the Arts, Winter Studio Program
1986 16 MM Filmmaking, Atlantic Filmmaker’s Cooperative, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Awards and Commissions:
Canada Council Research and Creation Grant2007
Canada Council Visual Arts B Grant: 1998, 1999
Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts grant: (Mid Career) 1995, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2007
Canada Council Travel grant:  1998, 2002
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant:1997, 1998
Toronto Arts Council Visual Arts Grant: 1993
Ontario Arts Council Venture Fund Grant 1993
Ontario Arts Council Photography B Grant 1991,1993
Canada Council Project Grant (C grant) – Visual Art 1989, 1990, 1991
Toronto Metro Hall Photography Commission (4 photomurals) 1991
Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts grant (emerging): 1990
Banff Centre for the Arts Residency Scholarship: 1989, 1991
Guelph Arts Council / Gordon Couling Scholarship:1986

Brannen, Alison. Li, Alison.  “Women and Medicine”.  St. Catharines: Niagara Artists Centre, 1996.
Barnard, Elissa, review of “In Transit”, Chronical Herald, Halifax, NS, p E6, June 14, 2005
Cronin, Ray, review of Passenger/Patient, in C Magazine, issue No. 58, May – August 1998, p.39, 1998
Cronin, Ray, catalogue essay for Jaclyn Shoub catalogue, published by Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2008
Cronin, Ray.  “Persistent Documents.” le Mois de la photo a Montreal catalogue, Montreal: 1995.
Cronin, Ray. “Final Approach, departure is imminent”, brochure essay, Ottawa, Gallery 101,1993
Dault, Gary Michael. “Still/Motion at the Edward Day Gallery” the Globe and Mail, August 19, 2000
Dault, Gary Micheal, review of “Snapshot Studies” at Wynick Tuck Gallery, The Globe and Mail, 10/12/2005
Gessel, Paul. Review of “The Painted Photograph” in The Ottawa Citizen, 15/05/06
Goddard, Peter, “4 Designers Step Up to the Plate”, Toronto Star, May 10, 2003
Hume, Christopher.  Review of “Boys of Summer”, The Toronto Star, July 6, 1996
Kunard, Andrea. Brochure essay for “The Painted Photograph”, Canadian Museum of Contemp. Photography, 2006
Laurin, Gordon. “The Boys of Summer”, brochure essay, St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, 1995
McCabe, Shauna, Badlands: The Outsiderism of Susan Dobson, Ray Mortenson and Jaclyn Shoub, in Blackflash,
Vol. 21.1, pp 4-15, 2003

Mirandette, Marie Claude, “Detour Photographique”, in Vie Des Arts, No. 204, p.62-63, 2006
New Yorker Magazine,  “Points Of Contact” mini review, Aug 4, 11, 1997
O’Brien, Peter, Vagaries of Power”, Views, Vol. 8, No. 1, February 1991
O’ Rourke, Debbie.  “Women and Medicine” in Matriart, Vol. 6, No. 2&3, pp. 42-51, 1996.
Piitz, Brian.  Brochure essay, “Take Off” Toronto, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, 1991.
Sabat, Christina.  Review of “Passenger/Patient”, The Daily Gleaner, Fredricton, March 7.’98
Staats, Greg, Brochure Essay, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario, 2008
Soden, Leslie. Profile in 401 Update, 401 Richmond Ltd., Volume 7, No.4, 2000.
Suburbia, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Peel, curated by David Somers, 2001

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Art Gallery of Mississauga
Corporation of Metropolitan Toronto
Lafferty, Harwood & Partners, Montreal, P.Q.
Jefferey Murphy Architects, New York, USA
Kilmer Van Nostram, Toronto
State Street Trust, Toronto
FSA International, Toronto
Private Collections