La Québécoise Tanya Morand présente « Sauntering Between the Cracks » / The Cross Street Gallery (UK)

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La galerie Cross Street Arts est heureuse de vous présenter « Sauntering Between the Cracks» de l’artiste canadienne Tanya Morand du 13 Mars au 22 Avril.

 

L’exposition comprend une sélection de son dernier ouvrage alliant collages à l’encre et à la gouache de ses photos. La composition et la superposition des images de différentes villes, évoque une architecture fragmentée et presque cubiste.

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Cross Street Arts is delighted to present « Sauntering Between the Cracks » by the Canadian artist Tanya Morand at The Cross Street Gallery from 13th March – 2nd April.

 

The exhibition includes a selection of her latest work combining collages of her photos with ink and gouache drawing and painting: compositions which evoke a fragmented and almost cubist architecture, layering images of different cities.

 

Tanya Morand explains her inspiration for « Sauntering Between the Cracks »:

 

“Fascinated by Gordon Matta-­‐Clark’s split buildings and apertures carved out of the walls and floors of houses, I was especially intrigued by his interventions « Splitting » and « Conical Intersect » with his cuts into buildings that open closed spaces and allow light to penetrate the space. »

 

I began to make collages from my photos that reveal another space through the image of a first space by cutting away arabesques and cracks. Whereas Matta-­‐Clark drew with a chain saw and sledgehammer on the raw material of buildings, I work on paper, cutting my images of buildings first with scissors and then remaking the collages in photo shop. « Sauntering Between the Cracks » is made up of fragments of my digital photo collages adhered to larger watercolour paper where I have then drawn and painted with ink and gouache. Blurring the boundaries between photo and paint, these paradoxical spaces intend to suggest an interlacing of dream, memory and reality. So often when wandering through a city, an architectural detail, or the way the light falls on a wall, may spark a memory of another place. It is as if each city has a labyrinth of memories spread beneath its facades, and wandering through, one saunters between the past and present.”

 

Tanya Morand’s paintings, mixed media works and photographs have been exhibited extensively in Canada, as well as in the United States and Finland. Her paintings have been shown at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art of Bay Saint Paul. Her artwork is included in the collections of The CPOA of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, the Inno-­‐Centre Collection in Montreal and the Art Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as numerous private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. In 2013, she presented the photographic installation « Here and There At the Same Time » at ART SOUTERRAIN in Montreal.

 

The opening reception will be on Friday, 13th March from 7 -­ 9pm.

 

The exhibition will be open to the public on Thursday and Fridays from 12 -­ 5 until 2nd April, and by appointment.

 

Exhibition organiser and studio member Martyn Lucas says:

 

“We are delighted to present the first solo show in the UK by the Québécoise artist Tanya Morand as part of our on-­‐going gallery programme. Cross Street Arts has been a focal point for professional visual artists in Wigan for over 10 years and we have provided much needed work spaces and support for local artists. Our gallery enables local, national and international artists at all stages of their career to present their art to the public.”

 

Cross Street Arts: Cross Street Arts is a group of professional artists based in Standish, near Wigan. Set up as a charitable organisation in 2004 (as OK Studios), Cross St Arts aims to provide studio spaces and exhibition opportunities for professional artists and to enable greater access, learning and appreciation of the visual arts for the wider public.

 

ARTIST’S WEBSITE: http://www.tanyamorand.com

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114-116
The Standish Centre
The Cross Street Gallery
StandishWigan WN6 0HQ

www.crossstreetarts.com

info@crossstreetarts.co.uk

01257 424 804

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