On March 27th Vera Greenwood gave a talk and presented select readings from her book Lâ€™HÃ´tel SofiCalle: The Whole Story. Copies of this new publication were available for sale and signing by the artist.
Vera Greenwood’s book expands on Sophie Calle’s early following works in the streets of Paris. Greenwood assumes the role of private investigator and Sophie Calle is her unsuspecting target. Surveillance photos and associated documents form the content of her widely traveled installations and comprise part of this bookwork. The Whole Story presented in the book takes a diarists approach, revealing the detective’s tale in an entertaining and captivating read. Each copy contains complete French and English translations.
Born in Calgary in 1954, Ottawa-based artist Vera Greenwood lives and works in Hull, Quebec. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Concordia University, Greenwoodâ€™s training in printmaking has expanded to included mixed media installations. Her work has been widely exhibited across Canada and in England, which include The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, On.; The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Ab.; and The Beg Peg Gallery, Birmington, UK.
3: Portrait of the writer.
4: Jordan runs the slide projector for Vera Greenwood.