April 16, 2019

Women’s Work: Anne Low, Luanne Martineau & Olga Abeleva at L’INCONNUE

April 18 – June 8, 2019
Opening: April 18, 6-9 PM
233, blvd. Crémazie ouest
Montréal (Québec)

Women’s Work includes the work of artists Anne Low, Luanne Martineau and Olga Abeleva. Women’s Work probes the implications of work viewed through the gendered lens of labour, artifact and the concept of artist as worker.


Luanne Martineau’s Fall Carcade (2019) consists of three parts: a prairie blanket collapsed over a hanger, a diseased and grotesque eye, almost animalistic but still human, and lastly a plate with a quotidian dinner side of sliced carrots and green beans. Commissure, Carol (2019) is composed of three triangular forms structured off a discarded hanger in Martineau’s studio. Commissure is the connective tissue between the two hemispheres of the brain. Two hanger impressions oppose each other in reverse, resembling a moth-like creature. They form an hourglass-shape that connects to the work’s third component via an umbilical-like cord that points like an arrow towards the rest of the work. The banal chain of everyday objects in each work composes a sentence. One object cannot exist without the other, together they create meaning. The artist states “there is humour there for me – to work that hard to get something that stupid!…it’s humorous but at the same time there is simplicity.”

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Image Credit
Luanne Martineau
Fall Carcade, 2019