New website: marionlandry.com
As I graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and took a different direction with my painting style, I have created a new website. In 2015, I took a turned and focused my attention on more geometrical style work. This new direction came as a result to deeper analysis and further development of my interests as a painter. For latest news and new series of painting please visit my new website www.marionlandry.com
so to recap:
- www.marionlandryart.com shows paintings from 2006 to 2018 (February) I will keep this site current to reflect which paintings are still for sale but will not be uploading work after 2018.
- www.marionlandry.com represent work from 2015 to present.
To get in touch with me, my email is the same firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Statement (starting 2015)
Landry’s art practice focuses on oil paintings that explore the concept of perception. She is interested in how, through the manipulation of geometrical grid patterns, surface, color, and light, a picture can perform a ‘mapping’ of reality. Often linked to the methodical geometric abstraction of the historical Op Art movement, her work addresses the contemporary concerns that see within optical effects more complex issues. The illusions of space studied in her pictures draw parallels with the subjectivity of one’s own perception. Who is right, what is truth, and how the facts are individually interpreted based on one’s personal knowledge is what impairs and fascinates her. The artist interprets perception as a reality that is partly veiled or obstructed, and one in which facts are filtered and distorted. To her, each individual has his or her own grid pattern in which thoughts, manners, and expectations are compartmentalize as a way to cope with their personal reality.
Artist Residency at MakerLabs
I am please to announce that I was granted the "Tools For Women" artist residency at the MakerLabs!
The residency will take place November-December 2018. During the residency, I will further explore with my shadow box project explore and any other ideas that will stem from my time within your community of makers. I am looking forward to see what can stem from such creative environment.
Stay tuned for the "Show and Tell" event that will be presented at the end of my residency.
My First Mural 2018
Summer 2018 presented itself with an opportunity to paint an outdoor mural and I jumped on it!
It was an amazing experience to be outside painting a large 3D box illusion. Erin and E.J the owner/trainers at Crossfit Uncivilized where super supportive and Erin even pitch in by painting sections of the mural!
Thanks again for believing in me and giving me such opportunity.
You can view the mural in the back alley of the 2900 South block of Broadway. It is behind CrossFit Uncivilized for those who know the gym.
I also uploaded it on Google map for you enjoyment (or driving direction!)
If you have a wall and are enjoying what I did with this one, I am available for more of these opportunity!
Let me know what you think.
Passage - a solo show by Marion Landry
Passage is the act or the process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another. In a literal sense, it is a pathway, a road that one can travel. Passage involves movement, direction, and depth. It stems from a desire to explore, to seek for, or to bypass something. It flirts with the idea of a before and after, implying a desire for change. Passage is both a journey and a process to be experienced through the visual senses.
The exhibition presents a series of grid paintings alongside two distinct forms of exploration: painting studies and boîtes tableaux. The first serve as markers of the process: they are inquiries, observations, and stops along the way that call for reflection. The boîtes tableaux, on the other hand, are tactile manipulations of these questions in a three-dimensional plane. They are maquettes to bigger issues, yet exist within limited parameters and fixed boundaries. With Passage, my desire is to explore how a painting can present an alternate mapping of reality by manipulating illusions of depth, pattern, surface, color, and light.
To view images of the show click here
I am pleased to announced that I am now represented by South Main Gallery in Vancouver.
I have installed few pieces and a Box Maquette as a small preview. This will be on display for the next few weeks.
I will have a solo show with the gallery sometimes in 2018, stay tuned for more details.
To find out about work available through the gallery, please contact them directly.