Luce Meunier
Structure Apparente 06 feb.— 9 mar. 2013

Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran is proud to present Structure apparente (Apparent Structure), a selection of recent works by Luce Meunier. This solo exhibition follows an earlier show of a series of paintings at the gallery in september 2012. In these new works, Meunier explores the many facets of painting and printmaking by pushing boundaries, resulting in original pictorial experiments. Through the application of random assembling, overlapping, and collage, her works are a composition of pure forms, a weaving of lines and transparencies composed on the play of light and shadow. Visually tracing the creative process, building up and layering, are at the core of this artist’s compositions.

Her paintings pick up a well-established technique; the surface of the raw tinted canvas is composed of folds that serve as conduits for acrylic paint, creating a network of lines and crossings. This balanced geometric and pictorial structure forms the backdrop for the texture and monochromatic reliefs. It is not unusual for this artist to seek other tools and materials in the creation of new works.

For the prints in her series Figure semblable (Similar Figures) (2012)  – works created especially for the exhibition – Meunier retains the minimum of graphic forms, reflecting instead on the purity of the line. In her printing process, the artist applies folded paper to obtain a printed image. The forms and silhouettes reveal layers and folds, which creates reliefs and a semblance of volume. As pure as a black line on white paper, the geometrical notations and structures, echoing architectural constructs, are brought to the surface by the depth and scope of the background.

Luce Meunier lives and works in Montréal. She was a finalist of the RBC Canadian painting competition in 2006. She has shown her works in solo exhibitions at the Centre d’art et de diffusion Clark and Galerie Lilian Rodriguez. She was an artist in residence at the Lobe artists’ centre in Chicoutimi. Meunier also took part in many group shows, in particular Intersections at Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, at Galerie B-312, Galerie Lilian Rodriguez and Parisian Laundry. Her works can be found in many private and public collections, such as the Collection of works of art on loan of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the collection of the National Bank of Canada, the TD Bank collection and the Tedeschi collection.