Passage - a solo show by Marion Landry

March 15, 2018
February 16th to March 6th, 2018 South Main Gallery, Vancouver 279 East 7th Avenu

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.

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