Where Art and Archives Combine: Sabine Lecorre-Moore

Date: Jul 6, 2022

Deadline: Jun 30, 2023 - 11:45 pm

Sabine Lecorre-Moore is a multi-talented artist. Working in several mediums, acrylic paint is Sabine’s tool for her latest project Painting Alberta. The 6”x 6” canvases are intended to be arranged and re-arranged into various patterns based on the exhibit space. 
For five years, Sabine has been traveling all over Alberta to museums, archives, and community collections to find photographs featuring the experiences of Albertans. These images depict mainly the outdoors and feature her own interpretation of photographs from the 1800’s to the present. Sabine talks about how knowing the subject and their story is important to her. She wants to respectfully and truthfully tell people’s stories. Like asking for permission from the local band that was impacted by residential schools, before she paints the photograph in deep blues. 
This need for story telling and knowing her subjects is what has brought the artist on the journey to various archives and museums across Alberta. At the Provincial Archives of Alberta, she found image GR1989.0516/217 #3 of the Japanese Garden in Lethbridge (July 1974), which led her to create the beautiful art piece seen in this post. After coming to visit the PAA with a few of her pieces, Sabine met with archivist Kate Lazure and found numerous other photographs in the extensive PAA collection to add to her ever-growing exhibit which tells Alberta stories, past and present. 
Sabine’s exhibit is currently housed at the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre and will be exhibited in various locations throughout the next year. Keep an eye on Sabine’s website to stay up to date on where to see it next! https://sabinelecorremoore.com/en/portfolio/2022-kiyooka-ohe-art-residency/?portfolioCats=18
(Photo taken by Sabine Lecorre-Moore)