Martin Bennett & Marie-Claude Bouthillier
Saturdays only: 1 to 5pm, May 22 – June 7, 2014
Or by appointment.
Opening: Thursday May 22, 5 to 8pm
Excerpts features Martin Bennett from Saskatoon and Marie-Claude Bouthillier from Montreal. Works in this exhibition are selected from particular series by each artist: Grey Volume Paintings (1995-97) and Picture Making, (2013-ongoing) by Bennett and Megalithes by Bouthillier. Bennett’s work is rooted in a representational approach to the philosophy of abstract painting as it relates to making and to seeing. Bouthillier’s Megalithes suggest structures, folds, drapes and overlapping painted surfaces through traces of vertical and horizontal lines.
Martin Bennett was born in Winchester, England. He graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1992 and now divides his time between Saskatoon and London. Bennett has exhibited across Canada, the US, and Europe. He is represented by Birch Contemporary (Toronto), Trepanier-Baer (Calgary) and Wilding Cran Gallery (Los Angeles).
Marie-Claude Bouthillier received an MFA from Universite du Quebec in Montreal. Since the 80’s, her paintings and installations have been exhibited in Quebec and abroad. In 2011, she was awarded the Ville de Montreal Prix Louis-Comptois and in 2013 the Fondation Emile Nelligan Prix Ozias Leduc. She was recently included in The Painting Project, a major exhibition of current Canadian painting at Galerie l'UQAM (Montreal).