Etienne Labbe, ‘red field V2’, 2013, Oeno Gallery
Etienne Labbe, ‘red field V2’, 2013, Oeno Gallery
Etienne Labbe, ‘red field V2’, 2013, Oeno Gallery

Etienne Labbe is an accomplished photographer, and his photographs are in collections in many cities in North America. Québec born, Labbé trained as a molecular biologist in Montréal and Toronto. As an artist he has worked in several mediums – sculpture, watercolour, mixed media, photography and unique pieces of furniture. His photographs consist 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. This particular series is taken with a slow shutter speed, while the photographer is in motion. The large format chromogenic prints are on archival paper, mounted on dibond, and faced cleanly with acrylic. 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. The works are 1/1. To see the works installed, a video on Etienne Labbe's work has been posted on Youtube and our gallery site.