Artist Reception: Near, Far & Somewhere In Between Laura Demers, Julia Martin & Annie Taylor

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Artist Reception: Near, Far & Somewhere In Between   Laura Demers, Julia Martin & Annie Taylor
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Platform Gallery & Studios says
Platform Studio's Laura Demers has an upcomig show in Toronto. Her practice engages both painting and collage. Her mixed-media works use image fragments to create surrealist landscapes. Though her compositions are richly layered and brightly coloured, they are not calm pastorals. Rather, Demers’s land constructions play with the imaginary, the fabricated and the intangible. The spaces in her work aren’t easy, they force us to look. Just when the eye picks up on a hint of foliage or a grassy knoll, her obliterating gestural abstraction carries us into a new space. One work, Theatrical Fabrication, forgoes traditional supports, instead building the work up through layers of clear resin. The artist’s painting gestures and collage elements a suspended, seemingly in mid air. Here, her optical play on the landscape is realized in the third dimension. Demers’s unstable landscapes speak to a double-edged relationship with land somewhere between reverence and instability.

Show runs October 17 to November 15, 2015
Wednesdays through Sundays 11am to 5 pm or by appointment
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By: Platform Gallery & Studios

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