Jonathan Forrest - "Building Blocks of Colour"
Yechel Gagnon - "Midwinter Thaw"
Works from exhibition MARIE LANNOO
Opening Reception: May 31st, 1 - 4pm Marie Lannoo in attendance
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the opening of Marie Lannoo: Recent Work, a solo exhibition of painting by the artist. The exhibition opens on Saturday May 31, 2003 and continues throughout the month of June.
Marie Lannoo, born in Delhi, Ontario, attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After visiting many different locales as an artist, Banff, Belgium, Hong Kong, and Saskatchewan’s own Emma Lake, Lannoo is now established herself in the forefront of artist’s coming out of Saskatchewan.
Marie Lannoo’s energetic and colorful abstraction and attention to the application of many layers of paint create a heightened awareness of the surface while enticing the viewer into the work. Lannoo states her message is “to create painting that abstracts from the world while still referencing to the world” For Lannoo, the act of painting is a very human experience, regardless of how abstract the imagery appears or how the paint is applied. Timothy Long, Head Curator for the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan elaborates: "The ball is rolling, slowly at first, then more quickly, between abstraction and representation, between modernist gravity and pop-decorative animation, between a message lost in the dark and a transmission lost in signal overload."