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.
CURRENTLY ON VIEW - GROUP EXHIBITION
Arsenal Montreal Collection
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).
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.
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