Vernissage on April 12, 2018, at 6 p.m.
Montreal, March 27, 2018 – From April 12 to May 27, 2018, the Espace VERRE Gallery presents Ébauche d’une singulière dissection, an exhibition featuring new work by Myrianne D. Giguère. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In recent years, Myrianne D. Giguère‘s work has focused on the subconscious mind, that indiscernible appendage made of complex and elusive entities. Ébauche d’une singulière dissection features an ensemble of sculptural pieces where glass meets bronze, porcelain, and textile. The show is the result of the artist’s first attempts to exteriorize the contents of her own subconscious. Her pieces reflect on death, insanity, and the Freudian concept of the Uncanny in a soft, colourful, and aesthetically-pleasing fashion.
It is within the subconscious mind that urges are concealed,
that unacceptability is repressed, because it retains the unspeakable.
– Myrianne D. Giguère
Crustaceans made an appearance into the artist’s pictorial language as soon as she discovered an analogy between the subconscious and vast bodies of water. These two deep, obscure, and troubling spaces are for her sources of great discomfort. Crabs, lobsters, and other shellfish have thus become the emissaries of what lies within the depths of her mind.
Myrianne D. Giguère lives and works in Montréal. After obtaining her college diploma in Fine Crafts— glass option, she pursued fine arts studies at Concordia University. In parallel, she attented silkscreen-printing workshops at Atelier GRAFF and participated in a student exchange programme at the Université Paris VIII (France). Since 2012, she has shown her work in many collective exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto, Waterloo, and Paris. Furthermore, she has received many awards including the Houdé-Mendel Bursary (2010) and was finalist for the François-Houdé Award (2013, 2014). Ébauche d’une singulière dissection is her first solo exhibition.
Espace VERRE is a glass art creativity and diffusion centre located at 1200 Mill Street in Montreal. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as the last Sunday of every month from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free of charge.
Above: Juste pour voir ce qui allait se passer, detail (2018) | Photo: Myrianne D. Giguère
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