Melanie Authier : Contrarieties & Counterpoints = Contrariétés et contrepoints

Enright, Robert and Milroy, Sarah and Gooden, Sky and Wlusek, Ola. Melanie Authier : Contrarieties & Counterpoints = Contrariétés et contrepoints. Chatham, Ont.: Thames Art Gallery; Ottawa, Ont.: Galerie d'art d'Ottawa / The Ottawa Art Gallery; Guelph, Ont.: Art Gallery of Guelph; Saskatoon, SK: Kenderdine Art Gallery | College Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan Art Collection; Montréal, Qc: Galerie de l'UQAM; Halifax, NS: MSVU Art Gallery; Rimouski, Qc: Musée régional de Rimouski, 2016.

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Abstract (English)

"This first monograph on the work of an exceptional Canadian artist accompanies a nationally touring exhibition. Melanie Authier’s paintings are a heady rush of free-form improvisation that draw upon an expansive archive of expressionist and hard-edge histories within the lineage of Harold Town, Jack Bush and Joan Mitchell. Elegantly morphing and layering shapes, lines and textures, she creates a deep visual space that bridges abstraction and representation to offer improbable environments that generate new insights and pleasures upon sustained viewing. Authier’s practice is a perpetual play between chaos and control, the synthetic and the organic, the technological and the natural, flatness and depth, the atmospheric and the geological. These heterogeneous forces co-exist in a dynamic exchange that stretches referential limits, resulting in works that are disjunctive yet convincing. With dense compositions and lush, saturated colours Authier inverts formal hierarchies and blurs the lines between abstraction and representation" -- Distributor's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Enright, Robert (Author); Milroy, Sarah (Author); Gooden, Sky (Author); Wlusek, Ola (Author)
Dossier: 410 - AUTHIER, MELANIE
Collation: 75 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9781928127093
Language of Publication: English; French
Publishers: Chatham, Ont.: Thames Art Gallery; Ottawa, Ont.: Galerie d'art d'Ottawa / The Ottawa Art Gallery; Guelph, Ont.: Art Gallery of Guelph; Saskatoon, SK: Kenderdine Art Gallery | College Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan Art Collection; Montréal, Qc: Galerie de l'UQAM; Halifax, NS: MSVU Art Gallery; Rimouski, Qc: Musée régional de Rimouski
Artists: Authier, Melanie
Critics / Curators / Historians: Enright, Robert
Event Title: Contrarieties & Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by Melanie Authier
Type: Exhibition
Location: Thames Art Gallery (Chatham, Ont.) Galerie d'art d'Ottawa / The Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa, Ont.) Art Gallery of Guelph (Guelph, Ont.) Kenderdine Art Gallery | College Art Gallery (Saskatoon, SK) Galerie de l'UQAM (Montréal, Qc) MSVU Art Gallery (Halifax, NS) Musée régional de Rimouski (Rimouski, Qc)
Dates: 15 July- 11 Sept. 2016 (Chatham) ; 7 Oct. 2016 - 2 Jan. 2017 (Ottawa) ; 19 Jan. - 2 Apr. 2017 (Guelph) ; 12 May - 11 Aug. 2017 (Saskatoon) ; 27 Oct. - 16 Dec. 2017 (Montreal) ; 13 Jan. - 11 Mar. 2018 (Halifax) ; 7 June - 23 Sept. 2018 (Rimouski)
Keywords: PAINTING; PEINTURE; ABSTRACTION; COLOR; COULEUR; CANADIAN ART; ART CANADIEN
Copyright Statement: Thames Art Gallery; and the artists
Notes:

Includes an interview with the artist.
Includes biographical notes.
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes a list of works.

Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 16:10
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 16:10
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/28436
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