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Luanne Martineau
January 13 - March 14, 2015

Artist: Luanne Martineau (Montréal)

Curators: Vicky Chainey Gagnon and Karine Di Genova

Opening Reception: Tuesday January 13, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

As part of the New Voices series, this exhibition presents artist Luanne Martineau’s most recent work. The pieces on display illustrate some of the shifting process and material transitions that have become central to Martineau's art practice. These include her latest paper collage work, which focuses on the photographic image within the medium’s social and material history. For this exhibition, Martineau has created a new, large-scale textile wall work. It brings together a multitude of traditional fibre arts techniques, such as print on textile, cut felt, embroidery and appliqué, in a patchwork of assembly based upon Martineau's artistic history of “cannibalizing” images and forms from her previous work.

Artist Biography: Luanne Martineau is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Concordia University, whose research practice explores the social stratification of artistic production and the “naturalized” fissures between art genres, engaging a long tradition of satire and critique within contemporary art. Interconnecting processes of craft with the suppressed narratives of the artisan within minimalist and post-minimalist “deskilled” materiality, Martineau’s research pursues the conflation of method, style and ideology within artistic manufacture. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally, with most recent group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Power Plant, The Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Recent solo exhibitions include the Art Gallery of Windsor, Rodman Hall Arts Centre/Brock University, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. In 2007, Martineau was the recipient of the Shadbolt Foundation’s VIVA Award for the Visual Arts, and in 2009, she represented British Columbia and the Yukon for the Sobey Art Award of Canada.  

Produced by the Foreman Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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