MONTRÉAL—Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran presents Luce Meunier’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. The artist crafts her works from voluntarily preestablished constraints and codes to bring material and pictorial strategies into play. Luce Meunier pursues her practice of developing new rigorous “passive” methods and techniques to be applied to the traditional mediums of painting and engraving. Rather than directly manipulating the material—acid, resin, pigments, inks, water—the artist allows them to randomly occupy the surface guided by movement, breath, gravity and flows.
With her practice and her deeply innovative techniques, Luce Meunier does not seek to dominate matter but, like an alchemist, to observe and sublimate it, to control it while at the same time allowing it to fully express its unpredictability. In creating with matter while respectfully accompanying it in view of capturing its essence, she immediately abdicates the artist-as-creator stance to instead adopt—and thus affirm—a gesture guided by a new ecology of painting and engraving.
Born in 1973, Luce Meunier lives and works in Montreal (Canada). In 2006, she was a finalist in the RBC Canadian painting competition. Her works were recently exhibited in numerous venues such as the Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), Plein sud – centre d’exposition en art actuel (Canada), the Centre d’art et de diffusion Clark (Canada) and Parisian Laundry (Montreal). Luce Meunier has accomplished a number of residencies, namely CAMAC (France 2017), Banff Center (2014) and the Lobe in Chicoutimi. Her works are included in many private, corporate and institutional collections such as the Prêt d’oeuvres d’art du Musée national des beaux-art du Québec, the National Bank of Canada, Hydro-Québec, Bank of Montreal, the Queen Elizabeth collection and the Tedeschi collection.
Wednesday May 16, 5pm-8pm
Artist in attendance