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Scylla and Charybdis, watercolour and ink on paper, 30" x 44", 2016

Scylla and Charybdis, watercolour and ink on paper, 30" x 44", 2016

MSVU ART GALLERY, HALIFAX

Contrarieties & Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by Melanie Authier - Touring Solo Exhibition

On view from January 13 - March 4, 2018

Mount Saint-Vincent University Art Gallery (Halifax, NS) is the sixth stop on Authier's national touring solo exhibition.    This exhibition is curated by Robert

Enright and foregrounds Authier's recent canvases as well as works on paper.  This tour is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue that includes an

introduction by Michelle Gewurtz, extended interview with Robert Enright, and essays by Sky Goodden, Sarah Milroy and Ola Wlusek.  

 

The full tour schedule is as follows:

Thames Art Gallery                                                      July 15 - September 11, 2016

Ottawa Art Gallery                                                       October 6, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Art Gallery of Guelph                                                   January 19 - April 2, 2017

Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon                             May 12 - August 19, 2017

Galerie de I’UQAM, Montreal                                      October 23 - December 9, 2017

MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax                                           January 13 - March 4, 2018

Musee Regional de Rimouski                                      April 2018

*The artist would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and The City of Ottawa.

 

 

 

Authier's painting Chimera, acrylic on canvas, 72" x 108", 2016 is one of fifteen works currently on view at the Arsenal Montreal.

Authier's painting Chimera, acrylic on canvas, 72" x 108", 2016 is one of fifteen works currently on view at the Arsenal Montreal.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW - GROUP EXHIBITION

Arsenal Montreal Collection

Arsenal Montreal

2020 Rue William, Montreal, QC, H3J 1R8

Authier's painting "Chimera", acrylic on canvas, 72" x 108", 2016 is one of fifteen works currently on view at the Arsenal Montreal.

The exhibition includes Canadian artists (Jon Rafman, Janet Werner, Douglas Coupland, Kim Dorland, Jessica Eaton, Shannon Bool) and

international artists (Korakrit Arunanondchai, Jayson Musson, Eleanor King, Cory Arcangel).

 

 

 

Basin, acrylic on canvas, 72" x 84", 2013

Basin, acrylic on canvas, 72" x 84", 2013

UPCOMING CATALOGUE LAUNCH -  2018

A catalogue featuring Authier's "Grisailles" solo exhibition at Rodman Hall, St. Catharines (2013) will be available this year. This catalogue

will include essays by Jonathan Shaughnessy - Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada and Marcie Bronson - Curator

at Rodman Hall. Special thanks to the support of RBC that helped make this publication possible. There will be a catalogue launch (date

and venue TBA) in Toronto. -Please check back for more details.

 

 

 

Hybrid, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 72", 2014

Hybrid, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 72", 2014

AUTHIER'S PAINTING INCLUDED IN PRESTIGIOUS CANADA HOUSE ART COLLECTION, LONDON, UK


Authier's painting Hybrid is now housed in the Sir Wilfred Laurier room on the 3rd floor of Canada House in London,

England.  The official opening of the newly refurbished Canadian Embassy took place on February 19th, 2015 at which time the artist met Her

Royal Majesty, the Queen.  To view the Canada House art collection please click on the following link: www.canadahousecollection.co.uk