November 23, 2013

In the Galleria: Luanne Martineau – Paper Works

In the Galleria
Luanne Martineau: Paper Works

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Exhibition continues through to January 11, 2014

TrépanierBaer is pleased to present Luanne Martineau: Paper Works, a series of new collage works in our Galleria.

Luanne Martineau’s drawings, wool sculptures and collage works explore the places in between art genres, engaging a long tradition of social satire within contemporary art. Combining various methods of craft and the legacies of 1960s fine art, the artist’s works blur the boundaries between style and ideology as well as high modernist art and the baseness of the body.

In November of this year, Martineau organized and participated in The Deskilling and Reskilling of Artistique Production: Colloquium, Workshop, Skillshare at Concordia University. In 2009, Martineau represented British Columbia for the Sobey Art Award; and in 2007, she was a guest lecturer at the Tate Modern for The Banff Centre and Middlesex University symposium titled Informal Architecture. Martineau’s work can be found in many prominent private and public collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, to name a few.

Recently Martineau has exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, the Power Plant, and MASS MoCA. Upcoming exhibitions that will include her work are Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada, on view at the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon from January 24 to March 30, 2014; and COLLAGES – Gestures and Fragments curated by Lesley Johnstone at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal from February 6 to April 4, 2014.

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1970, Martineau studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before transferring to the Alberta College of Art + Design, where she received her Fine Art Diploma in 1993. She completed her MFA at the University of British Columbia in 1995. Martineau lives and works in Montréal, where she is Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing at Concordia University.

Bandstand, 2013
Archival paper, handmade paper, print media, archival glue and archival tape
85.1 cm x 81.3 cm