Beacon (in colour), Lefort’s third solo with the gallery represents the artist’s ongoing interest in how intangible themes and ideas explored in representational work can exist in abstraction. In this new body of work the departure point of her visual lexicon is light. This direction of exploration for Lefort has lead to new visual discoveries and associations in her paintings. Painted rays meet and break in vivid colour and form and shadows, prisms, and beacons all imply a coming to light through gesture. Beyond the reflective qualities conjured through the exploration of light as theme are thoughts of spirit, signals, and communication critical to Lefort’s practice.
Jennifer Lefort was born in 1976, she holds a BFA with honours from Concordia University in Montreal and obtained her MFA at York University in Toronto in 2006. Recipient of the prestigious Plasket Award, Lefort travelled extensively and resided in Berlin through this award led residency. Lefort was selected as a finalist in the 2007 RBC Painting Competition. Her work is found in both private and public collections such as the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, Aldo Group, Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abbott, and Hydro-Quebec.