Tanya Morand

Fandango / Artemis

January 17 to February 8, 2020

Opening reception Friday, January 17, 5 pm to 9 pm

 

Quebec City, January 9, 2020 – Galerie.a is pleased to invite you to the opening Fandango / Artemis presented by the artist Tanya Morand. This exhibition of the artist’s new works includes silkscreen, painting and collage.

Fandango / Artemis reinterprets in monotypes the artist’s drawings of architecture, adding rambling figures, and then fragments these images of cities into botanical motifs, moons and arabesques; contrasting the monumental and the vernacular, the sublime and the strange.

Tanya Morand is fascinated by mythical female figures throughout the history of art. Contemporary figures that embody the legendary icon of Artemis, accompanied by her dog, saunter through her  recent imagery. Sometimes an oval motif of the city splits into a park and hovers above the figure of Artemis, as if she were transforming the urban landscape into a bucolic reverie.

 

Tanya Morand

Born in Montreal, Tanya Morand has lived and worked in Quebec City since 1998. Having completed a master of studio art at Concordia University, she has been teaching since the 1990s. Her artwork has been presented in almost forty solo exhibitions and as many group exhibitions, through Quebec, Ontario, the United States and Europe. She has participated in a number of residencies, notably at the Banff Center, at Sagamie and at Engramme. Her artwork can be found in public and private collections. An active member of the artist-run centre Engramme, she is presently producing a new body of work involving silkscreen.

 

Galerie.a, Third Program

This week, Galerie.a begins its third program of exhibitions. This second year of activity starts with an impressive roster of six exhibitions going from January to June. To keep informed about upcoming exhibitions, please feel free to subscribe to the gallery’s info-letter by using the link below, and as well, we invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Tanya Morand – Fandango / Artémis
January 17 to February 8, 2020
Opening Reception Friday January 17 from 5 pm to 9 pm

Galerie.a
17 Barricade St. suite 306
Open Thursdays to Saturdays, from noon to 5 pm.

 

The artist thanks the Valparaiso Foundation in Spain, where the artist in residence program offered an ideal place for the creation of the Artemis series, as well as Champlain St. Lawrence College for the professional development grant that financed her travel expenses. She also thanks the artist-run center Engramme, where the production studio facilitated the making of the Fandango series.

 

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