AMPLITUDE OF THE INFINITE - GEORGIA SCHERMAN PROJECTS, TORONTO, ON
Oct
20
to Nov 17

AMPLITUDE OF THE INFINITE - GEORGIA SCHERMAN PROJECTS, TORONTO, ON

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Opening: Saturday, Oct. 20th 2-5pm

Exhibition dates: October 20th - November 17th, 2018

Georgia Scherman Projects presents Amplitude of the Infinite, the gallery's fourth solo show

with artist Melanie Authier.



Melanie Authier’s canvases bring viewers into a caterwaul of form, but also of competing

histories. Citing High Modernist Abstraction in both her hard-edge and gestural painting,

Authier positions herself at the interstices of a visual contradiction. But other binaries figure

in, as well: the synthetic and the organic, the technological and the natural, flatness and

depth, the atmospheric and the geological. Dynamisms mingle and co-exist in an exchange

that stretches the limits of their allusions.


“I believe my work references and, at times, wrestles with the after-burn of painting’s past,

art history with a capital ‘A’,” she reflects. “So my preoccupying question is, ‘Where do we go

from here?’” With a dialectical approach that roots down into the brush, each work “sets up

a problem,” with Authier working through the possibility of irresolution as her response. As

such, her paintings churn up art’s freighted histories, with Authier shifting her weight

between chaos and control.



In accompaniment to Authier’s seven-gallery touring exhibition Contrarities and

Counterpoints (2016-18), a catalogue essay by Sky Goodden describes the painter as

baroque for her conversation between exterior and interior, and for her paintings’ roiling

sympathies, elasticities, and their “willing loss of form.” Goodden writes, “She produces

romantic gesture, unlikely light, allaying cimmerian weight, and then crashing forms, sinking

comment into vortex, erupting color from the deep.”

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EXHIBITION OPENING - MUSEE REGIONAL DE RIMOUSKI, QC
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

EXHIBITION OPENING - MUSEE REGIONAL DE RIMOUSKI, QC

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

On view June 7 - September 23

Artist talk / Exhibition tour June 17 at 1pm, official opening at 2pm

 

The Musee Regional de Rimouski will be the seventh and final stop of Authier's national

touring solo exhibition.  This exhibition curated by Robert Enright foregrounds Authier's

recent works on canvas 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.

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WE'LL ALL BECOME STORIES - INAUGURAL GROUP EXHIBITION - OTTAWA ART GALLERY
Apr
28
to Sep 16

WE'LL ALL BECOME STORIES - INAUGURAL GROUP EXHIBITION - OTTAWA ART GALLERY

See Authier's work "Mound" in this inaugural Ottawa Art Gallery group exhibition.

 Mound, acrylic on canvas, 167.6 x 142.2 x 5 cm, 2014 - Ottawa Art Gallery Collection

Mound, acrylic on canvas, 167.6 x 142.2 x 5 cm, 2014 - Ottawa Art Gallery Collection

A SURVEY OF ART OF THE OTTAWA-GATINEAU REGION

April 28 – September 16, 2018

 

We'll All Become Stories:

 

"Thirty years since our founding, and with the impending opening of our new expanded home, the OAG will mark and celebrate this important juncture by drawing together a seminal collection of art to generate the most extensive and multilayered exploration of the region’s art history and contemporary production to date." — Alexandra Badzak, Director and CEO

 

This landmark exhibition surveys art in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. It brings historical art

into dialogue with contemporary practices, including a series of newly commissioned works.

It is a story told from various perspectives, reflecting the interests and histories of diverse

peoples.

 

Located at the confluence of three rivers, this region has long been a site of exchange and

interaction. The intertwining concepts of the exhibition’s Anishnābe (Algonquin), French and

English titles encapsulate its layered narrative. The Anishnābe concept of Àdisòkàmagan

implies that every object tells a story. In bringing these objects together, we emphasize the

crucial role of the arts in how we come to know ourselves. Author Gabrielle Roy underscored

this with her statement, “nous connaîtrions-nous seulement un peu nous-mêmes sans les

arts?" Mapping the overlapping artistic narratives of this region also confirms what Margaret

Atwood’s character Nell from “The Entities” observed: “In the end, we’ll all become stories.” 

 

The works of art in this exhibition are presented along four thematic lines — Bodies,

Bridging, Mapping, and Technologies — which emerged from an exploration of the art and

history of this region. Together, they offer a glimpse at how we interpret our world, and

ourselves within it. 

 

CURATORS


Rebecca Basciano, Jim Burant, Michelle Gewurtz and Catherine Sinclair

 

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PAPIER 2018 - ART FAIR - MONTREAL
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

PAPIER 2018 - ART FAIR - MONTREAL

See Authier's new works on paper at Papier Art Fair at the Georgia Scherman Projects booth.

 "I am the Mouth", watercolour & ink on paper, 8.5" x 12" (21 x 30 cm), 2018

"I am the Mouth", watercolour & ink on paper, 8.5" x 12" (21 x 30 cm), 2018

VIP Opening: Thurs. April 19

Open to the public: April 20-22

 

Dedicated exclusively to the medium of paper and to the possibilities it offers, Papier is one

of the largest fairs of its kind in North America. The event is a key driver for Canadian

contemporary art, as well as a unique meeting ground for the greater public, enthusiasts and

visual arts professionals alike.

 

To buy tickets and plan your visit, please see the following link:

http://papiermontreal.com/en/visitors/

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MSVU ART GALLERY EXHIBITION - HALIFAX
Jan
13
to Mar 4

MSVU ART GALLERY EXHIBITION - HALIFAX

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Opening: January 13, 2018 2 - 4pm

Exhibition on view from January 13 - March 4, 2018

Join us for the opening of Contrarieties & Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by

Melanie Authier. 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

College Art Galleries, Saskatoon                                 May 13 - August 11, 2017

Galerie de I’UQAM, Montreal                                       October 23 - December 16, 2017

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

Musee Regional de Rimouski                                       April 2018

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ART TORONTO
Oct
27
to Oct 30

ART TORONTO

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Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is Canada’s International Contemporary and Modern Art

Fair, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the city’s downtown core.

Providing unique access to the Canadian art market, the fair is one of the most

important annual art events in Canada. Now in its 18th year, Art Toronto presents

important artwork from leading Canadian and international galleries combined with

curated projects, an extensive VIP Program, top-tier cultural offerings throughout the

city and PLATFORM, an engaging series of lectures and panel discussions from

prominent art world figures.

 

DATES AND HOURS

Friday, October 27: 12 PM – 8 PM


Saturday, October 28: 12 PM – 8 PM


Sunday, October 29: 12 PM – 6 PM


Monday, October 30: 12 PM – 6 PM

 

Opening Night Preview Party  


Thursday, October 26, 2017: 6:30 PM – 10 PM


A benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario

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OPENING AT GALERIE UQAM
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

OPENING AT GALERIE UQAM

Opening: October 23, 2017 5:30pm - 8pm

Exhibition on view from October 24 - December 9, 2017

Join us for the opening of Contrarieties & Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by

Melanie Authier. Galerie UQAM is the fifth stop of 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

College Art Galleries, Saskatoon                                 May 13 - August 11, 2017

Galerie de I’UQAM, Montreal                                       October 23 - December 16, 2017

MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax                                            January - March 2018

Musee Regional de Rimouski                                       April 2018

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COLLEGE ART GALLERIES OPENING
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

COLLEGE ART GALLERIES OPENING

Kenderdine Art Gallery

University of Saskatchewan

107 Administration Place

Saskatoon, SK

S7N 5A2

 

Opening: May 12th, 2017

Exhibition on view from May 13 - August 11, 2017

 

Join us for the opening of Contrarieties & Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by

Melanie Authier. University of Saskatchewan College Art Galleries is the fourth stop of

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

College Art Galleries, Saskatoon                                 May 13 - August 11, 2017

Galerie de I’UQAM, Montreal                                       October - December 2017

MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax                                            January - March 2018

Musee Regional de Rimouski                                       April 2018

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ARTIST & CURATOR IN CONVERSATION
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

ARTIST & CURATOR IN CONVERSATION

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Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Department of Art and Art History, University of Saskatoon

Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr #191

Saskatoon, SK

S7N 5A4

 

Artist Melanie Authier and Curator Robert Enright in conversation.  This event is in

conjunction with Contrarieties & Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by Melanie

Authier.

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Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

PAPIER CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR - VIP COCKTAIL

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Arsenal Contemporary Art

2020 Rue William

Montréal, QC,

H3J 1R9

 

View Authier's recent work at Georgia Scherman Projects booth # A02.

This prestigious cocktail event is an exclusive opportunity to preview hundreds

of works by artists represented by leading Canadian galleries. Support the

Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) and join gallerists, artists,

business professionals and collectors for this special evening.

In addition to having access to this cocktail evening, VIP ticket holders have access

to exclusive activities, including visits to private and corporate collections.

*Parking available

Tickets: $ 150 – $ 750 (tickets are eligible for a tax receipt)

BUY YOUR TICKETS AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://papiermontreal.com/en/vip/

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CONTRARIETIES & COUNTERPOINTS -TOURING SOLO EXHIBITION OPENING
Jan
18
to Apr 2

CONTRARIETIES & COUNTERPOINTS -TOURING SOLO EXHIBITION OPENING

Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON

Opening: January 18th, 2017

Exhibition on view from January 19 - April 2

 

Contrarieties & Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by Melanie Authier is a touring solo

exhibition curated by Robert Enright. Authier's abstract paintings present a brimming

jostle of pictorial oppositions that draw upon an expansive archive of expressionist

and hard-edge histories. This project foregrounds Authier's recent canvases as well as

works on paper, and is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue that includes an

interview with Robert Enright, and essays by Sky Goodden, Sarah Milroy and Ola

Wlusek. The Thames Art Gallery is one of 7 confirmed venues across Canada.    

 

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 - August 2017

Galerie de I’UQAM, Montreal                                    October - December 2017

MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax                                         January - March 2018

Musee Regional de Rimouski                                     April 2018

 

*Above image: Scylla and Charybdis -diptych, watercolour and ink on paper, 30" x 44", 2015

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CONTRARIETIES & COUNTERPOINTS -TOURING SOLO EXHIBITION OPENING
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

CONTRARIETIES & COUNTERPOINTS -TOURING SOLO EXHIBITION OPENING

Thames Art Gallery, Chatham-Kent, ON

Opening: July 16th, 2016

Exhibition on view from July 15 - Sept. 11

 

Contrarieties & Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by Melanie Authier is a touring solo

exhibition curated by Robert Enright. Authier's abstract paintings present a brimming

jostle of pictorial oppositions that draw upon an expansive archive of expressionist

and hard-edge histories. This project foregrounds Authier's recent canvases as well as

works on paper, and is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue that includes an

interview with Robert Enright, and essays by Sky Goodden, Sarah Milroy and Ola

Wlusek. The Thames Art Gallery is one of 7 confirmed venues across Canada.    

    

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 - August 2017

Galerie de I’UQAM, Montreal                                       October - December 2017

MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax                                            January - March 2018

Musee Regional de Rimouski                                       April 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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GROUP EXHIBITION AT CANADA GALLERY, CANADA HOUSE, LONDON, UK
Apr
22
to Jun 18

GROUP EXHIBITION AT CANADA GALLERY, CANADA HOUSE, LONDON, UK

Authier's work Hybrid, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 72", 2014 is currently on display in the

group exhibition The Tremendous Elusive: Emily Carr and the Canadian Imaginary at

Canada Gallery, Canada House, London, UK.  Curated by Lisa Baldissera, the

exhibition is centred around two key works by renowned Canadian artist Emily Carr. 

The Tremendous Elusive: Emily Carr and the Canadian Imaginary pivots on late career

pieces by Carr – generously on loan from the Vancouver Art Gallery - and presents

them alongside a selection of photographs, paintings, drawings, textile and sculptural

works by contemporary artists from across the country drawn from the wider Canada

House collection.

The exhibition runs Apr. 22 - June 18, 2016

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FEATURE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR
Oct
22
to Oct 25

FEATURE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR

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 "Foxhole", acrylic on canvas, 60" x 72", 2015

"Foxhole", acrylic on canvas, 60" x 72", 2015

 

GEORGIA SCHERMAN PROJECTS

Booth #110

ground floor

 

FEATURE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR

Fair Hours:

Thursday, October 22 12pm – 6pm

Friday, October 23 12pm – 8pm

Saturday, October 24 11am – 6pm

Sunday, October 25 11am – 5pm

 

Parking available on:

Front Street ($), Berkeley Street($), Princess Street ($)

 

 

 

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